If you think it doesn't matter all that much what color the roof should be, think again. There's a heated debate in the roofing industry as to whether dark roofs or light roofs are the best and most energy efficient for commercial buildings.
Ever since U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced in 2009 that global warming could be more efficiently combated by painting roofs and roadways white, roofers in the United States and Canada have been discussing the color of the roofs they install.
Having a good-quality roof on top of your commercial building is important for a few reasons. It's important to keep your building in good shape and to prevent property damage, plus you could violate certain codes or restrictions in your area by not replacing your roof when it's needed. You are probably also worried about how your business looks to others and about losing business by not having a good-quality roof.
Keeping your driveway clear in snowy weather increases both your safety and your comfort. Snow removal can be tough on a paved driveway, though, so it's important to do it correctly. You have many choices, from the type of pavement you choose to different ways to make clearing it easier.
Asphalt driveways. Asphalt is less expensive than concrete and just as durable if you hire a skilled paving crew to install it.
One of the greatest contributors to the quality of modern life is electricity and the many advantages it provides. From providing comfort with light and heat to pleasure with entertainment and phones, we can consider electricity one of our best friends. However, as too many Canadians learn each year, this great gift can also cause some nasty, and even deadly, surprises. It's important to treat electricity with the respect it deserves, and these practical tips will help you keep your home and family safe.