Paul F. P. Pogue Angie’s List Published 9:20 p.m. UTC Aug 23, 2018 Even if your roof appears perfectly sound and you don’t notice any leaks, it’s a good idea to hire a roof inspector from time to time. Most often, the weaknesses that are invisible to the untrained eye are the most dangerous. The average roof inspection costs about $200, but the expense can head off vastly more costly repairs down the line. HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET MY ROOF INSPECTED? The National Roofing Contractors Association recommends checking your roof during spring and fall to identify potential problems. Since roofers tend to be busy during those periods, it’s a good idea to start making calls now to have someone take a look in September or October. A good roof inspection will address the following components: — An examination of the overall appearance and surface of the roof. — Evidence of ceiling cracks and leaks inside your home. — Condition of fascia, gutters and … [Read more...] about Angie’s List: What goes into a roof inspection?
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I ride motorcycles. I’m partial to Harley-Davidson motorcycles because I’m from Wisconsin, home of the company’s headquarters, but also because I have fond memories of riding my Harley with many friends, when I was a member of Congress, during the annual Rolling Thunder event in Washington to honor military veterans. I understand Harley-Davidson’s recent decision to move production of its motorcycles for sale in the European Union to plants outside the United States. It wasn’t a surprise – that’s what just about any company would do when faced with a 25 percent tariff imposed by the E.U. in response to President Trump’s trade agenda. Companies must be nimble or they lose market share, and Europe is Harley-Davidson’s second-largest market after the United States. The tariff would have added an average of more than $2,000 to the cost of a Harley in Europe, no doubt damaging the company’s market share, which is difficult and … [Read more...] about Reid Ribble: Don’t blame Harley-Davidson for making a smart business decision
A commercial roofing company announced plans Wednesday to move its headquarters from the Atlanta area to Mobile, bringing about 25 jobs and the prospect of more in the future. Nations Roof CEO Rich Nugent said the decision wasn't driven by an offer of economic incentives; Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson said the company hadn't sought any tax breaks or other credits and wasn't being given any. Instead, Nugent said, it was about manpower and other factors. "The incentive really is what we are finding in this market for what we need to get done, which is primarily the people," Nugent said. Nations Roof has had a presence in Mobile for several years, operating from two blue metal buildings down Lees Lane off Halls Mill Road, close to where Mobile County plans to build a soccer complex. The story actually goes back to 1979, when brothers Bruce and Don McCrory founded roofing company Kiker Corp. in Mobile. Kiker grew to do business in multiple states. Along the way, Bruce McCrory said, he … [Read more...] about Nations Roof moving HQ from Atlanta area to Mobile
By Staff report | PUBLISHED: May 6, 2018 at 7:30 am | UPDATED: May 6, 2018 at 7:31 am Brandwine will debut Corsica, a 1.6-acre townhome community Saturday, May 5 in Buena Park. House hunters can tour the models from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 8572 Stanton Ave. The community of three- and four-bedroom, Spanish-style townhouses run from 1,868 to 2,140 square feet. Homes include tankless water heaters, recessed lighting, double-strength glass windows, modern communication and networking systems and two-car garages. (Courtesy of Brandywine Homes) Brandwine will debut Corsica, a 1.6-acre townhome community Saturday, May 5 in Buena Park. House hunters can tour the models from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 8572 Stanton Ave. The community of three- and four-bedroom, Spanish-style townhouses run from 1,868 to 2,140 square feet. Homes include tankless water heaters, recessed lighting, double-strength glass windows, modern communication and networking systems and two-car garages. (Courtesy of Brandywine … [Read more...] about Real estate news: 17 new townhomes for sale in Buena Park; Bascom Group buys Costa Mesa apartment complex for $33.3 million
With David Beavers, Garrett Ross and Daniel Lippman GEORGE PATAKI WILL LOBBY ON TARIFFS: Former New York Gov. George Pataki has registered to lobby on President Donald Trump’s aluminum and steel tariffs for Borusan Mannesmann, a Turkish firm that describes itself as “Europe’s leading steel pipe manufacturer.” (The registration filing lists the address of the company’s U.S. office in Houston.) Borusan Mannesmann appears to be the second client for which Pataki has registered to lobby; he also registered in March to represent White Birch Paper on trade issues, although no one seems to have noticed at the time (including us).Story Continued Below — Pataki registered to lobby through his firm, the Pataki-Cahill Group. He didn’t respond to a request for comment on Tuesday morning. But in the past, Pataki has been critical of former officeholders who lobby. “Right now there are over 400 former members of the House and Senate who are registered … [Read more...] about Pataki will lobby on tariffs