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Record Cold Temperatures Coming to US This Week

Potentially record cold will inundate most of the United States this week—following a relatively warm November, according to forecasters.

“This is definitely a huge cold air outbreak for the western U.S.,” Jason Furtado, an atmospheric scientist with the University of Oklahoma, told Mashable. “We’re talking temperatures 12 to 15 degrees Celsius below average for a few days in the West.”

“This is going to be a real shock to the system.”

Currently, Alaska is experiencing frigid temperatures, and some of that weather system might be sent into the western U.S. The temperature is minus-31 degrees Fahrenheit in Fairbanks, representing the coldest day in the city in nearly two years, the Washington Post reported. Other Alaska towns—like Bettles—saw even lower temperatures.

Arctic air will make inroads to the Lower 48 this week after its current visit to Alaska. Slips down into the western U.S.
A ‘Tale of Two Continents’ mid-late this week. Extreme cold air outbreak in Western North

How To Share The Ho-Ho-Holiday Spirit: Tips For Building Owners And Property Managers

There are so many reasons to celebrate in December, as Hanukkah begins the night of December 24th, followed by Christmas on the 25th, Kwanzaa on the 26th, and of course, the New Year on the 31st. So how to share the holiday spirit with your tenants?

You may not be big on decorations, but if you don’t decorate your building or host a party, you may be viewed as a modern-day Scrooge. On the flip side, if you add too many holiday symbols (Christmas trees, wreaths, lots of tinsel, yards of lights, menorahs, and Kwanzaa’s traditional Kinara candle holders), you might be accused of going overboard.

How can you strike a happy balance? According to Ginny Decker, vice president of property management for Monument Capital Real Estate Services, Miami and Katherine Furniss, marketing manager at CFH Group, another property management group in Miami, founding the middle ground has helped them keep tenants happier and

Roof This!

This amazing home once belonged to Bob Hope, and was designed by legendary architect John Lautner. The property has entertained dignitaries from all over the world and is viewed by many as one of the most iconic pieces of architecture in the world. The home’s most distinct feature is its giant domed roof, which opens in the center to shed light on a courtyard within.
Click here to see pictures and read about 4 more unique roof designs from a last year’s article by The Huffington Post.

Re-Roofing Project by ADCO Roofing

A fly over video of an apartment complex where we removed the existing built-up roofing system, replaced plywood, removed and properly re-installed all HVAC condensers and water heaters and installed a 60mil Sarnafil PVC roof.

How To Prepare Your Roof For Solar Energy

Preparing your roof for solar panels means removing every possible barrier to the installation. A certified professional must get onto the roof for a thorough inspection, and then perform the appropriate maintenance and adjustments before the solar panels can be installed.

1. Contact a structural engineer, architect or other certified building professional to confirm that your roof can accommodate the added weight and stress of the solar panels.

2. Inspect your roof — or invite a roofing professional to inspect your roof — for damages and potential leaks. Repair any problems, or install a whole new roof if necessary. Most solar panels are designed to work for 20 to 25 years, and the roof will need to last that long as well.

3. Measure the area of your roof. Begin at the eaves and measure the length of the roof and its width. Multiply these numbers to determine the area of the roof. A 200-

How Drones Are Impacting The Roofing Industry

Drones were invented specifically for military missions. Now, any person, military or not, can fly these unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs. Because of the recent interest in drones, businesses are becoming more aware of the practical benefits drones can provide for their industry. The roofing industry is no exception to this.

Below are 5 ways drones are impacting the roofing industry:

1. Provide Accurate Estimates for Customers
One challenge for roofers is providing an accurate estimate for their clients. There might be areas on the roof that are unaccessible. Other roofs have extreme heights, creating more risk for the roofer to climb up the ladder and inspect the damage. With a drone, these problems can go away quickly. Drones can provide accurate visuals with a high-resolution camera to tape and take pictures of the roof, especially in the hard-to-reach areas. Roofers can estimate more accurately because of the drone’s ability to gather general and specific