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Roofing is the top covering of a building, which protects the interior from weather conditions. It is a vital part of the building envelope and should be properly constructed and maintained. If you’re considering roofing for your home or business, there are several things you should know. These include costs, materials, and installation. Roofing repairs and replacement are major home improvement projects, requiring a significant amount of time and funding. Often, these projects also involve unexpected costs that throw off your budget. To avoid this, it is important to budget for these costs in advance and establishes an emergency fund. If you’re unsure about the cost of roofing repairs and replacement, contact a professional contractor at https://solidroofing.com/. Roofing material costs depend on your desired appearance and the type of material. The cost of asphalt shingles is about $7,200 for a two-story house. In contrast, the cost of metal or solar roofs will set you back between $16,000 and $44,000. Although roofing materials make up around 40% of the overall cost, labor can add hundreds or even thousands of dollars. In addition,

A solar roof installation can be a great way to reduce your energy costs. This energy-efficient option also offers an attractive aesthetic. During the installation process, your solar installer will familiarize himself with the ins and outs of the system. Upon completion, he will be able to provide you with maintenance and operations services for your new roof. Solar Roofing Services Aurora CO is a clean, efficient, and sustainable form of energy. Solar Roofing is a great way to capture the sun’s energy and convert it into usable energy for your home. The best part is that solar roofing products are made to look like traditional roofing materials. Tesla’s Solar Roof, for instance, has glass-faced tiles that mimic the look of slate or dark shingles. The design is so subtle that your neighbors won’t even know that your roof is powered by solar energy. Solar shingles come in many sizes, ranging from 13 to 63 watts each. However, they lag behind solar panels regarding efficiency, as most solar shingles are less than 18 percent efficient. Most solar panels range from 22

The design that goes into a website can be solely determined by the quality of the design. In contrast, if the web design is unattractive or inefficient, then visitors might just leave your site quickly without ever taking time to figure out what your business has to offer. Use what you’ve read here to create a good design to your customers and gets them to come back for more!   Check your pages for broken links before you publish your page. Visitors become frustrated easily when they click on broken links. You can also check the links yourself or use a program if you like.   While it is useful in delivering a more interactive experience, it can pose difficulties for some visitors. Each web browser displays content differently, leading to many different versions being in use at the same time. Not everyone will upgrade to the latest version of their browser.Both of these mean users from fully experiencing your website.   There is a plethora of programs available for purchase to aid you with design. These professional programs are

Should You Invest In Stocks When The market is High? A recent study by Swag Academy looked at the results of investing on market highs versus random days. The results suggested that investing at market highs was more profitable than waiting for a decline in prices. While the study isn’t conclusive, it indicates that the market is occasionally likely to reach new highs. Currently, there are roughly 4,000 stocks in the market. During overvalued times, there are always interesting investment opportunities. Warren Buffett, the founder of Berkshire Hathaway, is a prime example of an investor who has found undervalued assets. Five years after the dot-com bubble peaked, Berkshire Hathaway made a 47% return on their investments. In contrast, the Nasdaq index returned -39 percent. The stock market isn’t designed to yield a quick buck. Instead, it is built to provide a positive return over many years. Recent studies show that stock investors have earned an average 9% annual return, and this is a good cushion for bad years. Stock market crash investors have to hold on to their stocks even during those

Alta Equipment Group will acquire Ginop Sales, a Kubota distributor with three locations in Northern Michigan, and Ambrose Equipment, a LeeBoy dealer with locations in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The deals expand Alta’s network to more than 60 locations across Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, New England, New York, Ohio, Virginia, and Florida. Ginop generated approximately $65 million in revenue for the trailing twelve-month period ended August 2021. “The acquisition of Ginop strengthens Alta’s business and product offerings in our home state of Michigan by expanding our relationship with Kubota, a world-class OEM,” says Alta CEO Ryan Greenawalt. “The acquisition builds on our strategy of providing customers with superior equipment and unrivaled product support. For over six decades, Ginop has been Northern Michigan’s trusted source for construction and agricultural equipment. Alta is honored to carry on the Ginop legacy and excited to add their talented team to the Alta family.” Ambrose generated approximately $35 million in revenue for the trailing twelve-month period ended August 2021. “For over three decades, Ambrose has been the ‘go-to’ asphalt paving products dealer in New England, says

2021 marked a new year for “The Dirt” and a new host. Bryan Furnace began hosting the weekly videos in July, bringing his experience as an equipment operator to a broad range of topics for contractors and the construction industry as a whole. From interviews to commentary, Bryan delivers his ground-level, straight-forward perspective to bear on everything from retaining employees to the infrastructure bill. Here are Bryan’s top five Dirt videos from 2021, as determined by the most views on equipmentworld.com: (Want to make sure you don’t miss an episode of The Dirt? You can do so by subscribing to our Equipment World Daily Report newsletter or the Equipment World YouTube channel. We also post a new episode each week at equipmentworld.com.)  1. How Does the Infrastructure Bill Affect Contractors? In this episode of The Dirt, we give you all the important details of the $1 trillion infrastructure bill, which has since become law, and how it affects contractors. Bryan interviews Daniel Fisher, senior vice president at the Associated Equipment Distributors, to find out what’s in the massive legislation –

Some 20 years ago ASV showed the world a new kind of rubber track system that used oscillating bogie rollers in an undercarriage that practically floated over the ground. This type of machine came to be known as the compact track loader, and while ASV has changed hands several times, they’ve continued to innovate and refine the concept. Yanmar acquired ASV in 2019, and fittingly the new ASV RT-40 is powered with a Yanmar engine rated at 38.2 horsepower. “The Yanmar engine is an ASV engine,” says Buck Storlie, product manager, “and it is fully serviceable at Yanmar or ASV dealers.” The small frame loader features a 48.3-inch width, an 8.4-foot lift height, a 931-pound operating capacity and a 7.1 mph top speed.  And like all ASV CTLs the RT-40 offers high tractive effort, low ground pressure and lots of pushing and digging power thanks to ASV’s Posi-Power system. With its 4,000-pound weight and maneuverability, the RT-40 will be a staple in the rental market and ideal for landscapers and contractors who want to get in and out of narrow

A backup camera is always a good idea for cars and commercial vehicles. But multiple cameras – side, rear and interior – are even better. Samsara has developed a new product that connects all these camera feeds to the company’s Connected Operations Cloud. And with the Samsara system, you can use your existing cameras. When combined with Samsara’s AI Dash Cams, customers gain 360-degree visibility in a single dashboard. This increased visibility combined with cloud connectivity allows managers to access video footage immediately and exonerate drivers from false claims.  Cameras don’t lie “We can now seamlessly integrate our existing cameras with Samsara’s platform, quickly retrieve video footage through the cloud in minutes, and significantly decrease our volume of backup incidents and associated payouts,” said Sajid Ordagic, safety manager at Rasmussen Group, an Iowa-based heavy construction company. Trucking companies large and small can face a barrage of insurance claims and lawsuits, everything from backup incidents and sideswipes to major accidents. Without cameras proof of innocence is hard to come by. But, according to Ordagic, his company has seen a 30% reduction

Slightly less than a year ago the residents of one of the hottest states in the country woke up to find their power out, pipes burst and icy havoc everywhere. The big freeze that hit Texas, February 13, 2021 and lasted almost a week, killed more people than the Alamo and racked up billions of dollars in damages. That should be warning enough to take winter seriously. Whether it’s your tools or equipment you should understand the worst that could happen and prepare for it. Here’s a checklist of the dangers and what you can do to prevent them. The #1 Rule No set of rules could possibly cover all the contingencies for different brands and types of equipment, mobile, stationary, rubber-tire, tracked, low and high horsepower, diesel, gas, hybrid or fully electric. So the #1 rule is to check with the equipment dealer or OEM or consult the manual first. Also don’t do this slapdash or just whenever you get around to it. Use our list here as a starting point but then study your equipment and needs, develop

In 2020, we started an ongoing feature focusing on collectors of antique equipment and their favorite finds. Little did we know that the stories would become so popular. Readers seem to appreciate the historical significance of the old equipment and the personal stories behind them. And the collectors we’ve spoken with love to show their vintage machines, many of which underwent painstaking restorations. Along with being fans of antique equipment, they hope to reach a new generation and help preserve a bit of our country’s construction past. So here are the top five antique construction equipment stories on equipmentworld.com for 2021, with links in case you want to read more: Mike Oberloier1. 95 Years Under Water: Rare, Long-Lost Steam Shovel Rescued to be Restored An old steam shovel at the bottom of a Michigan lake since 1925 couldn’t be rescued. Then a dam break in 2020 changed everything. Because of it, Mike Oberloier was able to resurrect a dream his father had back in 1975, when he led an unsuccessful diving expedition to find the lost steam shovel of Wixom