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Advice from Local Roofers About Choosing the Right Material

June 29th, 2020 No comments

There are various reasons why you need to get your roof replaced, some may want to do a refurbishment of the house because they want an upgrade, while others want to sell their house and need to get everything in tip-top shape before letting the buyers in. whatever the reason for getting your roof updated, it is worth every penny to do so.

Not checking or replacing your roof at the first sign of damage will cost you a whole lot more when the whole thing collapses or caves in. Things such as water leaks, or missing shingles can cause major damage to the internal area and start leaking through it into your lounge or inside the home or in the bedrooms where you sleep. Read all about the consequences here.

Soon, due to the weight and the weakening of the material, the roof will get worse and start to mold or crack and this can end up with a huge hole that will then need to be fixed by a professional and can take up to a few days to complete.

In any case, when you are up to refurbishing your home and want to keep the authenticity of your house by choosing the type of roof that complements the architectural style of the exterior place or your neighborhood in Maryland, there are a few common materials that are typically used.

Let’s take a look at your options.

Flat Roofs or Green Spaces. If you’re going for the modern-day look of having a green space on your rooftop. You can’t go wrong with a flat option. Nowadays, we all should do our part in trying to contribute to the environment in some way or the other.

Some people choose to recycle, while others choose green spaces. For houses that have the capability for one, every chance should be seized in upgrading the top. There are so many benefits of having a grass top that far outweigh the expenses of one, not to mention it is a lot cheaper to grow greenery on your roof than to have to replace any tiles.

These types of roofs have both social, economic and environmental benefits such as cooling down the building or property, during summer seasons, also known as reducing the Urban Heat Island Effect (UHI), plus it can help to manage rainwater during wet seasons, CO2 emissions are also reduced and lots more advantages, not to mention it look aesthetically pleasing as well https://commons.bcit.ca/greenroof/faq/why-green-roofs-benefits/.

Options for a flat structure typically include, either a gravel option or a modified bitumen roofing and sometimes even the single-ply systems such as the energy-efficient EPDM and TRO varieties, all of which reflect sunlight and reduce heat absorption, keeping your home nice and cool in summer and warm during winter.

Asphalt Material. The majority of houses you see in the Maryland area have been adorned using asphalt. The reason for this is because not only are they affordable, but they are also good for houses with a slope on their top and a revival or colonial layout.

The more traditional houses that one can see in the urban areas, such as Victorian or gothic architecture usually use wood shakes or timberline on them.

Tile Roofing. These come in a different color, but the most common ones are the red hues. The style originated from the Spanish or Mediterranean architecture and has remained till date, spreading far and wide to any beach town in any country or state.

The warm colors of these tiles can complement any house color too. Normally they would be used on white exteriors but can work just as well on pastels and earthy tones as well. Ranch-style homes, that have slightly sloped-roofs can easily make this transition quickly and easily by hiring out local roofers in the Maryland area to upgrade it for you within no time. 

The tiles can be made from either concrete or clay and are durable and strong enough to last as long as two decades, plus some people prefer different colors too.

The Metal Kind. Last but not least is the metal version of coverings on your dwelling space. If you’re looking for something more affordable, simple, and unique, this would be the go-to.

They are available in a variety of styles too, so you won’t be left without a choice. The stone-coated metal shingles are usually the most recommended amongst a lot of users, but the preference will be yours at the end of the day. It is a very versatile option for most houses.

It is always best to look at your surroundings when choosing the right one, both including your landscape and your neighbour’s houses too.

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BIMcollab Introduces Integration with Trimble Connect

June 29th, 2020 No comments

EINDHOVEN 29-06-2020 – As BIMcollab continues to expand their ecosystem through integrations with the industry’s most popular BIM tools, recent development efforts have been focused primarily on partnering with CDE platforms. The latest edition is the integration between BIMcollab and Trimble Connect.

Erik Pijnenburg, CEO – BIMcollab: “Our goal is to integrate BIMcollab with as many BIM tools as possible, whether they are model-authoring, model-checking or model-sharing solutions. We are convinced that with the Trimble Connect – BIMcollab integration we are offering our mutual users the best integrated solution available to share and improve models.”

Collaboration made easy

The Trimble Connect – BIMcollab integration provides a cloud-based, single source of truth solution for models, project documents ánd issues. It simplifies collaboration and coordination across each phase of the project lifecycle. From the office to the field, Trimble Connect’s powerful combination of client applications and workflow extensions allows quick, convenient access to the information you need, when you need it.

BIMcollab users, including those who do not have access to BIM modeling tools, will be able to view, edit and comment on issues in the context of the 3D models in the cloud. All of this can be done using the familiar Trimble Connect webviewer, making it easy to use with practically no learning curve. And finally, since the integration makes use of models stored online in Trimble Connect, there is no extra file management needed and users can be certain to use the latest model-versions.

Marcel Broekmaat, Product Director – Trimble Connect: “We are excited to be able to provide Connect’s Common Data Environment and BIM Viewer capabilities to BIMcollab users. BIMcollab and Trimble Connect share a common goal: to offer an open and performant environment for project collaboration with data made available in the context of the 3D design.”

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About Trimble Connect

Trimble Connect is an open, cloud-based collaboration tool that provides the right people with the right data at the right time. Trimble Connect is a brand owned by Trimble, Inc. Trimble provides the widest breadth of technology solutions for each phase of the building lifecycle. With the industry’s only constructible process and a full range of tools and content to streamline team collaboration, Trimble solutions make data from complex projects more meaningful and actionable to improve productivity and achieve operational excellence.


About BIMcollab

BIMcollab is an issue management system for BIM in the cloud and bridges the gap between BIM applications based on OpenBIM, by offering a broad set of add-ons for all popular BIM tools. It reduces time spend on communication about issues and it’s helping to improve model quality: less construction errors, lower costs. BIMcollab is a brand owned by KUBUS, a software company offering BIM solutions for Design & Build which is also exclusive distributor for GRAPHISOFT and Gold partner of Solibri, Inc. in the Benelux. KUBUS operates from offices in Eindhoven, Amsterdam, Hasselt and Belgrade. BIMcollab ZOOM has over 13.000 daily users and BIMcollab Cloud is used by over 70.000 building professionals for better models, better buildings.

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