Ready to enjoy the cool outdoor temperatures and break out your fire pit? There are five materials that you should avoid burning next time you plan a backyard bonfire:
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When the temperature drops, this puts your home's pipes at risk of freezing. A frozen pipe can burst and cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home. Keep reading to learn a few simple tricks and home maintenance tips to keep this from happening.
If you’re like most homeowners, you keep up on home maintenance and take all the recommended precautions to avoid fires and other hazards. Did you know, however, that your home is full of everyday items with the potential to explode? Knowing what to watch out for can help you and your family avoid a dangerous accident. Here are 4 items in your home you’ll want to keep an eye on:
When temperatures drop in the colder months of the year, it is important to have proper attic insulation. With the many insulation options and materials available, it can be difficult to find the right material to keep your attic warm. Here is what you need to know about insulating your attic with fiberglass batts:
Thermal imaging is a technique that’s quickly gaining popularity in the roofing industry. This non-invasive process allows roofers to discover hidden issues with a roof before they turn into much larger, more expensive problems. In other words, thermal imaging gives roofers the opportunity to solve tomorrow’s problems today.
For many homeowners, the roof is an afterthought. Well, at least until it starts to leak! But your roof doesn’t just keep you dry during those 20 or so days a year that Las Vegas sees rain. There are also about 3820 hours, or 160 days, of sunshine during the same time. That’s a lot of heat!
At First Quality Roofing & Insulation, we are often asked: “Which roof tiles are best for absorbing heat and keeping a house cooler, porcelain or clay?” While porcelain has its advantages, including great water resistance and a good level of heat absorption, clay tiles are the best absorber of heat, and have been for centuries. If you’re looking to replace your home’s existing roof, read on for why clay may be your best choice.
Does your home have enough insulation to protect it from the Las Vegas heat? Winter is a great time to check, especially if you have an older home or you’re not sure your insulation is the right R-Level. When insulation is up to code and properly installed, it can make a big difference for your power bill and indoor comfort. But if it’s insufficient or shifts around over time, your home could be vulnerable to everything from drafts and heat gain to pests, leaks, and mold.
Proper insulation helps maintain a protective seal and regulate indoor temperatures. If you notice any of these five red flags in your home, you may need more – or better – insulation to correct the problem: