We are right in the middle of it, the part of summer that make us wish for the cool, comfortable days of fall. The sunburns have long ago turned into deep tans that many pay thousands of dollars for, you on the other hand, earn yours. It is the peak of roofing season throughout the country. The summer, in non-roofer terms, is a season of fun in the sun, outdoor recreation and sitting by the pool relaxing. To a roofer summer means one thing that normal people do not think about. Summer, for a large majority of the country is hail season. No single incident can cause so much destruction to a roof than a major hail storm. After a hail storm, roofing businesses in that community are busy for the next couple of years. The supply houses in these areas are generally under a lot of pressure when it comes to roofing materials and it helps to have an outlet like Flashings Direct for your flashings, pipe boots and vent cover needs. All conveniently available 24 hours a day with one simple click.
Hail is not the only issue that roofers have to deal with in the summer, in many areas of the country the threat of severe storms carries much more than hail. Tornadoes and strong winds can wreak havoc on a roof and allow the winter moisture to infiltrate the roof, causing a serious issue. Aside from the weather related issues, summer is a pretty good time to be a roofer. The work is steady, the weather is nice and life is generally pretty good. Just make sure that your outfit is stocked up for the inevitable hail and wind damage this summer. Flashings Direct is your number one, online source for flashing and pipe boots. Be sure and check out our monthly specials and don't forget that all orders over $250 include free shipping.
Metal roofing it is the next big thing in roofing. It is durable, looks awesome, and what sounds better than a thunderstorm on a corrugated metal roof? It almost makes you want to crack open a frosty beverage and pull out the banjo. Of course the material that is installed as metal roofing is nothing [...]
It is that time of year again, time to throw a bag of charcoal on the grill spray it down with gasoline and get those sausages grillin’! (Don’t do that for real you will burn the house down) That's right, it is the unofficial start of the summer season, now for some, like Leonardo Dicaprio, [...]
At one point or another, we have all done it. The convenience store hot dog for lunch. They just look so good rotating over there on their little chrome bleachers, sweating like a politician at confession. Sticky, unrecognizable goo sticks to the rollers with every rotation, like gum stuck to a pair of flip flops. [...]
The end of the year always brings about a sense of either nostalgia or panic. This time of year is definitely crazy, what with getting the end of the year in order and having sporadic days off. It is tough to focus on work when the holidays come around. That is why Flashings Direct is [...]
One week from today is Thanksgiving and that means many things in this great country of ours, turkey, stuffing and a mush of green beans and soup. It is highly unlikely that the Pilgrims had condensed soup when the first Thanksgiving spontaneously occurred but the Native Americans could have brought some made from wild mushrooms. [...]
Winter is coming my friends, and before we know it we will have all of the joys that come along with it. Ski trips, sledding, ice fishing and depending on where you live, sleigh rides. Ok so admittedly, winter is not the same through out this great country of ours, some of us have it [...]
Do you ever think about roof flashing? How about pipe boots? Well unless you are a roofer or the finest flashing supplier in the country, chances are you don’t. You know what though that's ok. That is why Flashing Direct is here, we think about flashing, pipe boots and the most effective way for you [...]
Our customers are awesome and we would like to thank them by reading some of the letters and emails that we have gotten from those awesome customers. They don’t necessarily have to do with pipe boots or roof flashing but they are pretty entertaining. Remember that Flashings Direct features new deals each month and free [...]
Roofing in the summer is absolutely the most miserable thing that you can imagine, next to those poor guys pouring hot asphalt in long sleeves on the highway. Think of it, sweat dripping off of your brow, stinging your eyes; the axe in your hand getting heavier and heavier until it feels like you are [...]