What is an automatic backup generator?
An automatic backup generator is a backup electrical system that operates whether you are home or away. Within seconds of an outage, it automatically supplies power directly to your home’s electrical circuit breaker box. After stable utility power returns, the generator shuts itself off and waits for the next outage.
Can an automatic backup generator replace utility service?
It would not be practical for every day use. Fuel costs for your generator would be far greater than buying power from the utility company. Cost for utility provided electricity is divided among thousands of customers, rather than one consumer.
How do I know if I need a new roof?
Typically, roofs can last anywhere from 15-40 years depending on maintenance, weather, foot traffic, and original installation among other variables. One way you can tell is if the seams and other flashings are starting to fail. While leaking may indicate a problem, it does not always mean you need a new roof. On the other hand, if you are experiencing leaking in several different areas, this may be an indication.. Annual roof maintenance check ups will help extend the life of the roof.
What type of roof should I put on?
There are several types of different roofing systems and manufacturer’s to choose from. Each building has unique characteristics, which may change the type of roofing system you should choose. Please contact us today for our knowledgeable and professional opinion.
How can a homeowner recognize when a roof system has problems?
All too often, roof system problems are discovered after leaking or other serious damage occurs. Periodic (twice-a-year) inspections often can uncover cracked, warped or missing shingles; loose seams and deteriorated flashings; excessive surface granules accumulating in the gutters or downspouts; and other visible signs of roof system problems. Indoors, look for cracked paint, discolored plasterboard and peeling wallpaper as signs of damaged roof areas.
What are my options if I decide to reroof?
You have two basic options: You can choose a complete replacement of the roof system, involving a tear-off of your existing roof system, or re-cover the existing roof system, involving only the installation of a new roof system. In most cases, if you’ve already had one re-cover installed on your original roof system, building code requirements allow no more than one roof system re-cover before a complete replacement is necessary. We will work with you to determine what system best meets your needs and budget.