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5 Reasons To Consider A Green Roof For Your Home


The roof is a critical part of a building that protects the house from harsh weather conditions and affects the appearance of a building. With innovations in the roofing industry, roofers Bend is now adapting to green roofs’ growing demand. In case you are planning to build your house and yet to decide on the best type of roof, you are in the right place. Read on to discover more about a green roof and why you should consider it your next project.

First, a green roof is gaining popularity because it absorbs rainwater. When it rains, it takes time for the water to discharge to the sewer system, so you won’t worry about flooding.

Second, a green roof has a drainage layer that holds the water for some time, purifying it before it discharges. The plants help in the evaporation, creating stability for the groundwater and reducing the sewer system’s chances of loading.

Third, how do green roofs reduce air pollution? Since a green roof has plants, they convert carbon dioxide into oxygen, contributing significantly to cleaner air. The plants also help in reducing heat by absorbing and reflecting sunlight, creating a cooler climate.

Fourth, installing a green roof is economical in the long run. Since it protects your roofing material, it will not be directly affected by the rain or sun, increasing its lifespan. Birds and other creatures also find a habitat in grasses, herbs, or even the host plants. In cities, most buildings are made of asphalt and concrete, making it hard for other creatures to live comfortably, but green roofs increase biodiversity.

Lastly, a green roof increases fire resistance. The moisture in plants acts as a protection layer against fire. Note that installing process will determine whether you will enjoy these benefits; hence the need to be cautious when looking for a green roofing companies Bend Oregon.

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How to plan the perfect wedding


Wedding catering it helps you guys also budget and be able to throw some amazing parties so to start the first three things that I feel like every party should have and that most people will talk about or I guess people mostly complain about these things but the top three things that you should definitely think about and spend the most that you can get music and decorations I feel like those are like the top three things food is like the top of the list because without good food you have no party and I know that it’s crazy because I hardly ever post like my food that I have at the parties but I go with somebody who has been wedding catering New Haven for us for a really long time He is amazing his name is Eduardo I will

ask the people that usually work with me if it’s okay for me to link like their facebooks down below I believe that’s all they have Facebook just so you guys can get in touch with them because our local I will ask them first because I know there’s some people who don’t really like to be thrown out there like that but he is somebody here local he catered my bridal shower my baby shower my wedding catering he catered my gender reveal he is catered a lot of our parties and not only is his food absolutely amazing it is very traditional I feel like it’s really hard to find real good authentic Mexican food and his stuff is really authentic and it also is very affordable and when I was first looking for catering from my wedding catering everything was like five $6,000 for just food and I was like oh my god this is like my whole budget you know what I mean so I was like really really really worried so when I found him I was

like you are amazing and his food is absolutely delicious I have never had anybody complain about the food that I have served at my parties and that’s just because I feel like food is everything for my birthday when I turn 25 I threw myself a birthday party it was 25 or 26 I’m not sure myself birthday party and I actually have pizza and everybody was like oh my god you have freaking pizza like food is everything the whole party everybody when they go to a party like that’s what they’re looking forward to the food so the food’s nasty it’s like you’re canceled you know so it’s like those three things are definitely something that you guys need to keep in consideration that you guys want to spend the most money on and it’s food decorations and the music obviously the music is

everything in a party so that’s why I’m putting out those three topics We were in New York and from February up until July so we didn’t get married that following July we got married the year after so it gave us about February March April Major in July 5 months about a year and 5 months to plant everything We had given ourselves like a 2-year mark but it ended up being a year and a half and like you guys know I used to work at Wells Fargo I went to the bank so I’ve always been pretty smart with my money when I was just 18 years old fresh out of high school I had a job at GameStop you know that paid me about $300 every two weeks and I managed to be able to save but $25,000 at the age of 18 so I’ve always been very smart about my money I’ve never been one to

just kind of splurge but my device I love amazing things but like I said I’ve never want to just kind of have a zero balance on my bank account and that’s just kind of how I’ve always been up until the point where I got engaged that I was living patient to PJ and this is because I was at a really really really really hard time in my life I was really struggling I had just moved to the Bay area it was really expensive out there I was paying about $2,000 in rent I was paying $10 a day until I was you know paying groceries and bills and life just kind of like slap me in the face and then I got engaged and I was like how am I going to pay for this wedding catering you know so I was working at the bank at the time and I totally says we are engaged now so we should open up a joint account so what I did

How to reduce pollution as a junk removal company

So basically you’re in the business of moving things people don’t want from one place to another.

The key to making sure you don’t pollute the environment any more than you have to is to be contentious of the place you haul junk to.

For example, as a junk removal Houston company you probably pick up an old mattress from a customer and haul it off to the landfill.

Not a good idea.

Or you might pick up an old washer and dryer and haul it off to the junk yard.

Again, not good for mother earth.

So where should you take that old mattress? Who should you hand off those old household appliances to?

Well, for starters, one mans junk is another mans treasure.

What that means is maybe you should see if there are any companies that could use that junk for parts or materials in the products they sell.

Maybe there’s a charity that’ll take it and clean it up and give it to the less fortunate.

I know a guy that would fix those old washer and dryers and rent them out and make residual income from junk.

The skies the limit when you think about all the possibilities besides the landfill.

So the next time you’re out and about and hauling some junk, think about the things you’re hauling.

Are they recyclable?

Are they recoverable?

Are they donatable?

Are they sellable?

Once you figure that out, devise a plan on how you’re going to rid yourself of your new found junk.

Who should you contact?

What sort of information will they need from you about the junk?

Where do they want you to take the junk if they end up wanting it?

Do they know anyone or have any other contacts that do what they do?

Build up your list of drop off sites.

And if all that fails, then take what’s left to the landfill.

The point is to try not to do that as much as you can.

How a painting company can do their part to reduce pollution

Paint contains toxic chemicals that may be harmful to plants, animals, and humans if released into the environment. As paint gets older, it tends to peel off from the surface, hence, finding its way into the landfill. A painting company should, therefore, find efficient ways to reduce environmental pollution for better life quality.

Tips for painters Pittsburgh to reduce pollution

Different countries are implementing environmental compliance to reduce excess paint and volatile organic compounds. These VOCs are harmful to your health as they may cause cancer, respiratory diseases, and other health issues. Some of the ways a painter can reduce environmental pollution include:

Using spill kits

Get spill kits and place them strategically at your painting locations to make cleanup easier and convenient. The Environment Protection Authority advises proper preparation and cleanup planning to prevent paint spills. Large accidental spills may be challenging to handle, but the ACT Fire and Rescue Communication can help with cleanup.

Smart clean up

When done with your painting work or taking a break, wrap your tools in impervious material to protect the paint from hardening. If your brushes and rollers have excess paint, clean it up with an absorbent item and let it dry up before disposing of it.

Proper disposal

Always dispose of dried paint residue in the landfill since liquid paint is a worse pollutant and has no waste disposal facility. Large-scale painters should engage a licensed hazardous waste contractor to help properly dispose of waste paint.

Although expensive, a painter should also adopt advanced technology to improve manufacturing and production efficiency. Painting has also undergone innovations like Ductile and BSI for enhanced durability, flexibility, and recyclability.

Painters can now substitute to less pollutant materials, change your painting processes, and improve spraying to minimize wastage. Also, use cleaning solvents with minimal volatile organic compounds for reduced environmental pollution and toxicity.

How a Painter Contractor Can Do Their Part to Reduce Pollution

painted ceiling

So what does painting and pollution have in common? Lots.

First, when paint get’s old and falls apart it’s taken to the landfill. There it sits. For a very very long time. This is unnatural and can harm the environment. Chemicals in the paint can seep into under water supplies. Trees and plants have difficulty growing and rooting in paint. So the less we put in our landfill the greener our earth will be. So the question becomes how do we keep paint out of the landfill?

Better technology. Paint has advanced over the years. New innovations have given it new life. Longer life. Stronger and flexible. BSI is one such variation. This new paint is made from recyclable materials and last way longer. So when it does finally crumble it will be recycled into new paint instead of make it’s way to the landfill.

Another advancement called Ductile uses steal hairs to make it last even longer than BSI. So even less into the landfill.

These are just the tip of the iceberg for what a paint contractor can do to reduce pollution. I did a search online for painters in Pittsburgh to see what random contractors were doing, if anything, to reduce pollution. It seems most painter contractors have not yet come around, but some have like these painters Pittsburgh. Maybe it’s the cost of these new technologies. Maybe its lack of getting the word out.

Hope you enjoyed this post. Unit we meet again remember to go green or go home.

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How A Home Inspector Can Do Their Part To Reduce Pollution

You may be thinking, “What the heck does a home inspector have to do with pollution reduction?”

Good question!

I’ve given this some thought and did some research.

Home builders sometimes take shortcuts in their work. These shortcuts are intended to reduce costs to increase profits.

But sometimes these shortcuts include hazardous materials! Things such as asbestos, radon and lead paint!

Now granted, there are checks for these things, but sometimes things get over looked. Sometimes things slip through the cracks.

That’s where our hero comes in. The home inspector.

You as a buyer (or seller) should hire a profession home inspector to check for these hazardous materials before buying (or selling) a home.

This does two things. First, it sheds light on the culprit. Hopefully putting an end to their pollution. Two, it insures that no one is harmed from these horrible materials.

I dug around and did some searches in different places to see if any inspectors looked for such things.

I search for “home inspection grand prairie” and discovered that in fact they do! In fact, most inspectors are trained on this very topic when they get there certifications.

So do your part to shine a light on pollution when buying/selling a home.

That’s all for this episode folks. Remember to recycle!

Concrete Pollution and What You Can Do About It

So you may be wondering, “How bad is concrete for the environment?”

Well, that depends. Some environmental effects of concrete are harmful. Others, actually beneficial.

So what’s a concrete Billings contractor to do?

First let’s talk about the bad. Then we’ll get into what you can do about it.

Fact. The cement industry is a top producer of the bad boy carbon dioxide. What’s that?

Well that my friend is a potent greenhouse gas. That’s bad juju.

Fact. Concrete reeks havoc on topsoil. This is the fertile layer of the Earth. Where green stuff grows. Not good.

So what can you do to help alleviate some of these problems with concrete hurting our environment?


For starters, follow environmentally friendly business practices for concrete like concrete recycling.

You’re going to run into lots of demolition jobs. That demolition contains broken down concrete. Instead of shipping it to a landfill, recycle it.

All you have to do is get all the crap like trash, wood, paper and things out of the mix and then put it through a crushing machine.

Don’t have one? Someone does. Find a recycle company near bye.

Guess what? All that rebar can be recycled too. So get going! You’ll feel better knowing your demolition is not damaging our Earth.

You can even use that in your advertising! Win win.

So we’ve talked about a few ways that concrete is messing with our planet. Then we talked about steps you can take as a concrete contractor to help reduce pollution by recycling concrete and rebar from your demolition projects.

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