Repairs After Irene

100 ft extension cord

Hurricane Irene left a devastating path of destruction along the east coast this past weekend. High winds and lots of rain raked havoc on homes and buildings causing power outages and billions of dollars worth of damage. Fortunately, we carry a few supplies that can aide you in helping your customers get back on their feet and repair any damages that may have been caused by Irene. One thing we carry that’ll help you supply power over trees and other fallen debris is a 100 foot extension cord. A 100 foot extension cord is just what you need to supply power from a generator or distant outlet to make urgent repairs to a customer’s home.

We also carry staple guns in a variety of sizes to help you secure any lose insulation, roofing materials or wiring throughout the house that may have been loosened during the storm. Don’t forget, when doing repairs that we have wide range of caulks, sealants & foams that can also help repair efforts.


Cool Roofs Help Keep Homes Cool

Cool Roofs

Cool Roofs have been used for centuries. The ancient Greeks even implemented Cool Roofs to accommodate their perceived luxurious lifestyle. The Greeks learned quickly that if they painted their roofs white it would help divert heat, ultimately cooling their space. Cool roofs are designed to reflect more light and absorb less heat. Thus, stopping heat transfer and ultimately making the home cooler and comfortable.

 

They can be made from or encompass reflective tape, radiant barrier sheets or reflective shingles. The product being used to create the Cool Roof must be highly reflective and reduce the amount of heat transfer occurring. Hot & Desert climates will benefit the most from a Cool Roof but any moderate climate can see positive results from using one. Typically, dark colored roofs can reach over 150°F on a clear summer day. However, a cool roof under the same conditions could stay 50 degrees cooler resulting in a cooler home.

 

Be sure to inform your customers on some of these advantages of Cool roofs:

1.) Lower Energy Bill$ by decreasing air conditioning costs

2.) Increased comfort

3.) Increased life-span of roof

 

A Cool Roof is a great way to help lower your customer’s energy bills and keep their home a comfortable living space.

 

Article & Photo Source: EnergySavers.gov

 

Service Partners is the largest distributor of fiberglass insulation in North America.


Caulk To The Rescue

Caulk Many home owners have neglected maintenance on their homes and as a result certain elements of their house have deteriorated over time. Caulking is essential to helping your customers regain a strong hold on maintaining their home and one of your best weapons against unwanted holes or cavities in the structure. Look around inside and outside the structure for places that would benefit from caulk.

 

Before beginning to caulk remember that the surface should be clean and old caulk should be removed from the gap or crack. A dry clean surface is best suited for applying caulk. Also, remember that there are a variety of different caulks that can suite the type of job you’re undertaking. There are caulks made specifically for concrete, wood, brick, metal and glass. Each of these types of caulks are also made of different materials such as silicone, pure latex, polyurethane and other materials so make sure you choose the right caulk, it is important.

 

Caulk is an essential product that you can use to help your customers fully seal and weatherize their home. Be sure to have plenty of it while at your next job. You never know what you might need it for.