Posts made in April, 2019

Re-roof Improvements You Can Do

Some people don’t consider re-roofing improvements to be important. In fact, they even forget about their roofs when they plan on upgrading the exterior of the house. But roof upgrade, improvements, or repairs are essential. We list here some upgrades you can do to make your roof more functional, lovelier, and more enduring. 

 

  1. Eave Flashing 

Installing eave flashing is important especially if you have been through the experience of getting damage from an ice dam. These are actually easy to install because you only need to peel them then stick them on. They should be applied before shingling. The depth should be 2 feet within the exterior plane wall. These membranes seal themselves around the roof fasteners. This will create a watertight closure over the eaves. Eaves are the ones easily damaged due to ice dams. Installing an eave flashing will help protect the eave. 

       2. Roof Ventilation 

During summer, the attic will feel like a furnace and the rest of the house like a conventional oven. If your room is near or the attic itself, if it doesn’t have proper ventilation, then chances are that you’ll be a well-done meat in a short time. The attic temperature can actually affect that of the whole house. If it is hot up there, the other room and spaces will feel the same. To regulate the temperature, have ridge vents installed by your roofing contractor. If you’re worried that they’ll be obvious, don’t worry because they won’t be from afar. Ridge vents will provide proper air movement. To make the ventilation more efficient, soffit vents and gable vents may also be installed. 

       3. Chimney Cap 

If you have a chimney, consider having an airtight chimney cap installed. Metal caps are good for keeping rain, birds, or lizards or just about any animal that would fit. Airtight caps, on the other hand, are for energy efficiency.  

When the weather is cold and you are not using your fireplace, warm air from the house is welling up to escape the chimney. If it does successfully escape, then you will still freeze inside. Contact your roofer for more information about this and if you want one to be installed. Airtight caps are also useful for hindering small animals and insects from making a residence in the chimney. 

      4. Gutters 

Opt for low-maintenance gutters. They work better in adhering water and enabling rainwater to fall down and into the gutter all the while redirecting leaves. Because of this, you will no longer about them getting stains and clogging. And, the most important thing is that you don’t have to climb just to clean them. 

      5. Shingles 

Light-colored shingles will allow for cooler roofs. But most people agree that they don’t look appealing and attractive. Today, reflective shingles are available. They reflect back the sun’s light and heat. Although it defers on your house’s construction, but cool roofs save you a good 7-15% of your cooling system costs. 

 

If it’s roof repair or installation you need, roofing companies Tulsa and your local area are always available. 

 

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A Feature on Award-Winning Actor Michael Coleman

Michael Coleman enjoyed an extensive career in film, radio, television, stage, video games, and animation. He has three brothers, and all of them are also actors. One of them is Chad Coleman. Michael is a true family man as he is the father of two girls, Maeve Grace and Belle Charisma with wife Michelle Louise. Michael was born on December 6, 1973, in Vancouver, Canada.

Award-Winning Actor

Michael started to love the film when he stayed in Surrey. There he discovered that he has this passion for storytelling. When he was just a fourth-grade student, he took the lead role in their school play, entitled “The Dump Monster.” His costume was nothing but a large box and old newspapers. When he reached school, his passion for film and arts continued. He started to perform in many cable shows. When he is an eleventh-grade student, he starred in a show with his younger brothers.

Start of His Professional Journey

Michael joined a comedy circuit after high school. There, he did some improv, stand-up comedy, and sketches. He was quite lucky to meet several great actors, international and local. Michael Coleman’s fondest memory was performing on stage as Robin Williams watches from backstage. Robin even stayed for a few hours sharing his stories and offering advice to the local comedians. That was one of Michael’s best showbiz memories.

Since then, Michael has directed, starred, and written many modern-day pantomimes based on stories like Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter. He was actually nominated and recognized for his work on these plays. There are even theater companies that applied for a license on his productions so they can be performed across the globe.

Career Highlights

Aside from meeting Robin Williams, Michael also hung out with Stan Lee, after playing as the Incredible Hulk in a couple of well-received parodies. He also played Happy for Once Upon a Time, an ABC hit series. He also played as Dr. Watson for The Doctor’s Case, where he won the best actor at the Mid Tenn Film Festival in 2018. His other roles include Inonushin for Hello Kitty, Idasa for Dragon Ball Z, Bert Camp for Smallville, and Adam Pi for the film Thirty-Seven.

Michael still enjoys storytelling, and that’s why he chose to share his knowledge with over a thousand students in his own schools. He has built four acting schools in the course of his career. But he has also taught at different institutions.

Acting School Career

The last acting school that Michael built was the Story Institute. There, he puts a very strong focus on storytelling. He teaches how storytellers could make this world a much better place by simply creating work opportunities for actors with a great sense of purpose. He offers diploma programs at the institute while providing actors with unparalleled experience to master the craft and business of acting for film, radio, television, stage, video games, and cartoons. Michael serves as the founder of the institute, as well as the teacher and senior Educational Administrator.

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