Monthly archives: May, 2015

The Dangers of Asbestos on Your ROof

If you own a commercial building and you find out that you require roof repair in Manhattan NY, one of the things you may need to consider is whether asbestos is present in your roof. If so, you will need to hire a contractor specialising in asbestos roof repair. You will probably have some questions about the whole process, so here are answers to some of the most common questions. It is very difficult to tell whether asbestos is present in your roof, and you cannot tell simply by looking at it. If your building was built before the year 2000, it is possible that asbestos is present, so if you are in doubt then you should get a professional survey carried out to find out for certain.

There are different types of asbestos, with the most dangerous one being chrysotile, which is also known as white asbestos (the others are crocidolite and amosite). However, all asbestos is dangerous so if you suspect or know that asbestos is present, you will need to arrange its removal if your roof requires fixing. Breathing in asbestos particles can lead to serious diseases including lung disease and asbestosis, so you should always be especially careful if you suspect that asbestos is present.

Any roofing work is dangerous, but asbestos roof repair work is even more so. Not only can asbestos cause numerous diseases, but it can also be very fragile, which could cause accidents if you work on it yourself. This is another reason why you should always hire a specialist contractor instead. A contractor specialising in asbestos roof repair may use a range of techniques to get rid of the asbestos in your commercial roof. When fixing asbestos roofing, one method commonly used is a strip and resheet. However, it really depends upon the task at hand and who is carrying out the repair work.

Mom is So Much Better at Making the Tough Decisions

Mom had been getting a little forgetful for a few years now. When it started we laughed it off. I have my so-called senior moments and I am not a senior yet. When it started to worry her she asked me about making plans for her care. Mom was very practical. She was all about handling a situation and putting aside the emotions. It is what helped her in her career making critical decisions for other people. Now we were talking about long term senior care in Queens NY when she could no longer take care of herself. It was no longer if but when. That was what she kept telling me. I liked to look on the bright side and hope for the best. Mom did hope for the best, but she had a lifetime of preparing for the worst. That is why companies hired her to make tough decisions for them.

Now she told me I had to be involved in helping her make a tough decision. She told me I had to be involved so that I would not try to change her plans later on. She knew my wife and I wanted to take her to live with us, but she was having none of that. She knew we had a small place and our two special needs children needed a lot of attention. She has been a rock in helping us through the daily work of taking care of our twin babies who need a lot of extra care. She said she absolutely was not going to further burden us by having to care for her.

Mom could see the strain on our faces as my wife and I worked long hours to make a way for the four of us. She knew that adding her care to the mix would be too much. I knew that too but was unwilling to face or accept it. She told me how much I reminded her of dad. He left all of the tough decisions to her, but she did not mind that. It was in her nature to do it. Now she was deciding again and helping me to see that there is no blame or regrets. Just move forward and love as long as you have breath in you.

Had to Get the Building Inspected

Of course we had to get the building inspected this week and I just managed to get it done in time. I found a building inspector who made the time to do it and the first thing he did was start to look at the roof. Of course I was not wanting to get a quote on the cost of roof repair in Queens, but that is exactly what I ended up doing. In fact if you recall we just got out of a very severe Winter. In fact we had a long series of big snow events, each one falling right after the other and the snow piled up really high on the roof. At one point this year we had people going in and out of their houses through second story windows. Of course in place the snow piled up to eaves and it was that heavy on top of the roofs as well.

A guy I know was telling me that he was going down the street one day and he nearly got buried by a small avalanche. All of the snow on a roof suddenly shifted and it came down right in front of him. It did not hurt him, but of course if he had been standing under all of the snow he could have gotten buried by it all. It could have been a disaster for him, but he was standing a few feet out out the impact zone and so he just got snow on feet, which was obviously just pure luck. You could just have easily have had bad luck instead of good luck. Stuff like this is happening all over the place and the weight of all that snow did a whole lot of damage. Roofs can only take so much of it.

Why a Professional is Better Than a Handyman

My best friend does not have a lot of disposable income, so she has to take shortcuts here and there to make ends meet. When her house needed a new roof, she considered hiring a handyman who had advertised very cheap rates in the local paper. I knew that this would be a mistake on such a major job, and it did not take long for me to convince her that she needed to look at professional roof installation in NYC options. I simply laid out all of the facts for her, and she agreed that this was one time when hiring a professional was the only answer.

The main reason is because a professional roofing company knows exactly what they are doing. They are not fixing a broken lock one day and installing a shelf the next, and perhaps doing a bit of roof work once or twice in their careers. A professional is only going to do roofs, which means they have experience day in and day out. This also means they know all of the safety precautions to take. They already have the gear that they need to ensure they do not fall off the roof or ladder!

I also explained that the work they do is going to be under warranty, while she is going to have to just accept whatever a handyman does, whether it is a good job or not. If she is not satisfied with a roofer’s work though, she has more options. Like I said, it did not take long to convince her, and she found a company that was able to put a new roof on her house for an amount that she was happy with. She did have to take out a home improvement loan, but it was well worth the cost!

The Power of Habit and Routine

With the increase of outlandish club membership fees, many people are considering building their own home gym, complete with cardio and weightlifting equipment, workout mats, full-sized wall mirror-even the all-essential clothes hamper. Is this a practical solution for you? Read on for some things to consider before making this transition .Finally! You can work out in the comfort of your own home all alone, even these Shakeology reviews and prices will help you decide on the kind of home gym you might need. There’s no one ogling while you flex those gluteus muscles. No one sneering at you as you take your time the finish your cycling routine. No one to make small chat with.

While it may sound appealing now, there are some practical questions to address before investing in your own gym-at-home. For instance, regarding space, what types of dimensions are you working with? And is the structure of your workout space durable enough for the weightiness of the equipment you’d like to set up? Are you motivated to actually get the type of work out that you require? While some people feel uncomfortable working out in public places, the advantage to doing so is that you’re expected to do some type of workout in the gym.

It takes a lot of discipline to get out of bed (or up from that cozy sofa) and exert yourself in your own home gym, particularly if you live alone. On the other hand, inviting a friend to join you for a home workout can add some impetus to your routine. Once you find yourself getting into exercising, you’ll be able to experience the ease that comes with doing it every day or every other day. A pattern being established helps us more than you might realize, as does the habit of creating a routine!