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Safety First: Fall Protection Equipment Is Not Optional

Posted by on Dec 31, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Safety First: Fall Protection Equipment Is Not Optional

Before embarking on any new construction project, you need to first identify any possible job hazards. Whenever you are dealing with heights of 20, 40 and even 100 feet off the ground, you have to make sure you are as safe as possible. The key is to do whatever it takes to minimize your chances of falling and injuring yourself. The higher the height, the more dangerous the task becomes. To minimize your risk of falling, here are a couple things you need to have when on the job. Positioning Equipment First, you need a device that is going to hold you securely in place without having to use your hands to hold onto everything. Hands-free operation allows you to get more done in a shorter amount of time. Make sure that whatever device you choose only allows you...

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3 Types of Flashing That Can Help Waterproof Your Roof

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Types of Flashing That Can Help Waterproof Your Roof

Roof repairs and installation projects focus on ensuring the roof is as waterproofed as possible to prevent damage within your home. Waterproofing becomes trickier on roofs with architectural elements such as sharp corners, dormers, or emerging piping or chimneys. Roof flashing is one way your roofing contractor can ensure these tricky places are waterproofed. Flashing is simply flexible metal pieces that can be bent to fit around the corners or round protrusions that are hard to snugly protect using shingles. There are a few different styles or types of flashing that work in different ways. Discuss your options and needs with a roofing service, such as Darnell Construction, before the project begins. Drip Edge Flashing The area of the roof between the rafters and the gutters is called the fascia. The fascia should overlap the gutter slightly so that water...

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