Helpful Guides and How To's

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Chirstmas

Posted by Zach Saddler on

It's now the middle of December and nothing says winter is here quite like the first snow of the season. Snow is one of the worst perceptions your roof endures every season.  The danger with snow are snow drifts especially on buildings with older roofs. This is due to how much pressure the snow puts on your roof. For every 10-12 inches of snow equals 1 inch of water and 5 lbs of pressure for every square foot. This metric can also be used with dense packed snow measuring in at 3-5 inches tall and still meeting that 1 inch...

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5 Roof Problems to Check from the Ground

Posted by Zach Saddler on

These five easy tips on how to check a roof for any problems WITHOUT getting on a ladder! The tips you're about to learn make it incredibly easy to check if you need to order some Shingle Stripper and take down your old roof. 1. Check the ground for pebbles or parts of the asphalt shingle have crumbled. By far one of the most effective ways to tell if a roof is on its way out is by just perusing the lawn and landscaping for any little piece of shingle you might find. If you find a piece it means...

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Why the Shingle Stripper?

Posted by Zach Saddler on

  After a hot Friday of working road construction, some workers talked about their weekend plans. While some explained their fun plans, one man moaned about tearing off his sister’s roof early the next day. A few co-workers offered to lend a hand including the founder of MBI Tools, LLC. the owner was unaware of how that morning would change his life. Saturday morning the owner began the roofing job with one of the guys handing him a pitchfork to start tearing off the old shingles. The founder and a co-worker used it to each tear off a 10 x 10 section. He noticed six or seven tools scattered...

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Avoid the Back Pain

Posted by Zach Saddler on

  Let's face it hard labor is, well, hard. No one gets up in the morning thinking, "I can't wait to roof today!" It's a job, something that we need to get done. Obviously labor can come in all sorts of functions and jobs. So let's talk about something that everyone has done at least once in their life and will more than likely do again, using tools. I'm sure you're telling yourself, "Zach, you just pick up and use the darn thing." I'd say you're correct. Most tools aren't complicated; however, it's important on knowing how to properly use whatever...

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Shingles that KILL

Posted by Zach Saddler on

Learn about what kind of living organisms grow on your shingles, and what new technologies we have to prevent them from growing.

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