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May 20 15

Precision In Pinnacle® Pristine Roofing Shingles

by Sherriff-Goslin

Selecting roofing shingles for your home, business, church, or even barn can be difficult when you are not a professional roofing contractor. Picking out the shingle color, style, or texture based on personal preference is easy, but that’s not everything that should be considered when you are looking for a roofing shingle to lend performance value to your home.

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Sherriff-Goslin offers the Pinnacle® Pristine roofing shingles featuring Scotchgard™ Protector, that give the home or business owner the care your roof deserves.

First and foremost, Pinnacle® Pristine roofing shingles featuring Scotchgard™ Protector are architectural shingles that create a dynamic appearance to your home, office, church, or barn, boosting curb appeal that all your neighbors will envy. Varying shades of gray offer options from the lighter Pristine Oyster or Pristine Dove, to medium hue of Pristine Weathered, or a deep somber look accomplished with Pristine Hearthstone colorant. Color flashes emerald with Pristine Green, brown tones brought on by Pristine Desert and Pristine Sienna, with attractive hints of darkness found in our Pristine Heather and Pristine Black shades. Pinnacle® Pristine roofing shingles featuring Scotchgard™ Protector also fight black streaking down your roof caused by algae growth that will dim the original color of your roofing shingles.

671Looks can only go so far until technical value is worth more to your home than aesthetics. Pinnacle® Pristine roofing shingles featuring Scotchgard™ Protector provide superior resistance against extreme wind conditions up to 130 mph and wind driven rain. Backed by a Lifetime* Limited Warranty, you will be assured that your roofing purchase will last as long as your home.

Safeguard your home, business, church, or roof with Sherriff-Goslin’s Pinnacle® Pristine roofing shingles featuring Scotchgard™ Protector. Give us a call to schedule a FREE roof inspection to evaluate exactly what you need to satisfy your roofing situation.

May 15 15

4 Innovative Tools To Make Your Job Easier

by Sherriff-Goslin

Staying relevant not only keeps you up-to-date with in the construction and building industry in general, but also offers the opportunity to make the contractor’s job a little easier. From life hacks to informative news in the industry, innovative tools are the most useful source to making any job less demanding. Here are four construction tools being implemented into both large and small businesses in 2015.

Construction management software with document management capabilities is picking up across the industry as companies convert to paperless operations. Documents include LEED forms, project updates, RFDs, invoices and many other contracts and remodeling outlines. Construction management software with document management capabilities makes business details more easily attainable, but also saves up to $5,000 annually after only the first year.

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Mobile applications are taking over. With efficiency provided through iPads and mobile smartphones, more than likely a tool needed by a contractor to complete a project is only a download away. Applications provide document download with easy storage and accessibility, along with roofing shingle visualizer apps to sample a shingle’s color, texture, and style before purchase.

Geo-fencing is a virtual barrier that uses GPS tracking to locate an object. Ironically, this application is primarily used to assist in timesheet compliance. For instance, geo-fencing will record when an employee is on or off a worksite location so there is no need for that employee to physically write down his or her hours of work. Think of geo-tracking as a timesheet management tool for managers.

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3D printing is the wave of the future offering endless possibilities. It’s new, eye-catching, and the future of the construction and architectural industry. By focusing on sustainability and cost-conscious avenues leading into the future, 3D printing lends insight into new building practices and green pastures for generations to come through modernized advancements.

We are indefinitely inventing new ways to do what we already do better, quicker, and at a cheaper cost in the long run. Staying relevant with trends is important for large and small businesses so contractors are aware of the most needed information to complete a better job in the best way possible. Sherriff-Goslin is here to assist with any contracting project(s) in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana.

Apr 29 15

(DIY) How To Make A Fire Pit At Home

by Sherriff-Goslin

Making a fire pit at home is not difficult to do. The trick is to ensure safety when actually using the fire-producing pit and not burn everything else that surrounds. Follow these guides to the ultimate landscape features and company eye-catcher for any occasion, even for cool summer nights!

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First thing you want to do is select an area of land that is flat without over hangings draped above that could catch flame. After selecting an area, dig a hole that is at least 4 feet wide and 3 feet deep. Keep in mind the deeper the hole, the more wood you will need inside. Also, the more wood you have the larger the fire will be.

After you have dug the hole to your desired depth, width, and shape, it’s time to fill the pit with lava rocks. Tip: for a 2-foot hole you will need three 5-gallon buckets of lava rock. Cover the inside completely so any underlying dirt or sand will be left invisible.

Place stones, bricks, or other preferred rock around the sides of the fire pit. Set the stones slightly tilted on their sides, confirming the top of the stones reach the top of the hole, equal in height to the surrounding surface of the fire pit’s edge. Brush away surrounding sod, grass, or other debris from the edge of the pit that could catch fire.4927753014_703e1c7043

Next, place stones around the rim of the fire pit. These stones around the edge should be larger than those tilted around the inside of the pit. Make sure the stones are fire resistant! Lastly, fill the top area stones with small rocks, dirt, or sand in the cracks for nice visual appearance.

Adorn your pit with any other finishing touches once you are done, but make sure nothing is flammable! Ready? Light away!

Sherriff-Goslin offers many home tips and tricks, especially when it comes to your roof! For more information on roofing or Midwest contractors visit our website!

Apr 24 15

How To Manage Ice Damming and Snow On Your Roof

by Sherriff-Goslin

When children see snow outside their windows, they are instantly filled with joyous possibilities on how to spend their day building snowmen and jumping in heaps of marshmallow-like fluff. When adults see snow falling from overhead, a list mentally formulates on what all needs to be done to take care of their home to prevent from any imaginable ruin.

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Snow is no fun for your home, and there are certain things that should be done to prevent disasters from Mother Nature. For instance, ice backup is a huge problem in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, as well as other northern states from this winter’s storms. Sherriff-Goslin has been sending roofing contractors out to help anyone that needs, but we have also mentioned a few facts about ice backup just in case you didn’t already know.

Your home can intake too much snow … but how much is too much? Worst case scenario, your home collapses. Best case, the snow melts and runs off through drainage pipes. Make sure to keep an eye out for frozen water in drainage pipes to ensure continuous runoff with ease throughout each season of the year.

397px-Sensenwerk_Franz_de_Paul_Schröckenfux_2,_RoßleithenHaving proper insulation and effective ventilation ensures water won’t freeze under your roofing shingles, which will ultimately create leaking. This happens because water pools together in one area that eventually retains so much water your roof cannot withstand the water any longer.

So how do you safeguard your home from this happening? The only way to be completely certain your roof is not frozen and retaining water creating further damage is to call a roofing contractor to the scene to inspect the situation! Visit Sherriff-Goslin’s branch page to find the nearest location to your home. Explain any concerns you may have when calling and we will be sure to help in any way we can.

Apr 17 15

Five Essentials For The Perfect Kitchen

by Sherriff-Goslin

It’s really the little things that make spending time in your kitchen enjoyable … or even therapeutic. Outside of aesthetic appeal, location of certain items becomes a must to ease one’s mind through the cooking process. To create a more perfect kitchen, Sherriff-Goslin has noted these five tips everyone that spends time in a kitchen should know!

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Big Stuff Up Top

Hang pots and pans from the ceiling in the middle of your kitchen. Not only will this make it effortless to grab the essentials for any meal (brass pots and metal pans), this will also free up space for appliances and other kitchenware.

Deep Sink Delight

Having a deep sink will make you smile. Not only does it make defrosting food easier, but sink items will also be hidden from view. Water will remain in the sink instead of splattering.

Island Time

If you have not already installed an island in your kitchen, you don’t know what you’re missing. An island provides room to entertain, extended storage space, and provide extra room for food prep, which is a benefit for any cook.

Glorious Granite Countertops

Granite countertops may be on the pricey side, but if you can spend the extra dime you’ll be forever thankful that you did. Granite countertops resist stains, cuts made while preparing meals, and make for seamless surfaces that are easy to clean!

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A Fridge to Note

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could glance over your shoulder to the fridge and be reminded of what you need to pick up for dinner that night? This can be possible by having a chalkboard or dry erase board attached to the front of your fridge. Keep a marker handy when you write a reminder to swing by the grocery after work for more vanilla extract.

After spending so much time in the kitchen, you realize placement of items makes cooking more enjoyable. These are just some of the practices Sherriff-Goslin suggests for a simple, yet rewarding, cooking experience. Before long, you will catch yourself saying, “It doesn’t matter where I entertain my guests because they always wind up in my kitchen!”