the roof of snow and ice to drop in should choose companies that have experience snow loss of work, the central chamber of commerce to remind the release.“When the subscriber has selected a snow drop as the contractor, before starting work on the reason to draw up a written agreement, the agreed rules of the game and a liability of subscribers and possibly to a third party arising from personal and property damage,” said central chamber of commerce, lawyer Raisa Harju.Ridge recalls that as a proactive measure and contract basis before winter maintenance starts, it would be sensible to make use of the roof surfaces review, which will provide clarity about what the potential problems on the roof is the previous winter's snow drops retarded, for example, the old holes.“the roof in the snow pudotuksissa is important to take into consideration below of the walking and car traffic areas of delineation, marking and traffic control of the drop time.City or urban area, it is also important to trail work, such as pedestrian route cleaning lumikasa as well as anti-icing,” said the central chamber of commerce approved by the commodity inspection (HTT), the builder Juhani Leijamaa.
Due to different global warming concerns that are depleting the Earth s resources, innovators have found a way to harness the sun s energy towards creating sustainable solutions that they hope would eventually replace conventional sources of energy.Solar is driven by rapid expansion particularly in developing countries as it is gradually gaining stance as the most desirable option for securing power.Maximizing Solar Energy in our Daily LivesOne of the most remarkable reports about solar energy solution is that it caters to basically all the energy needs in a home.The use of equipment made with such solutions, help reduce a good percentage of your energy bill through solar panel installation projects on places like rooftops.According to facts in a US independent report by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory 2008 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings , installing a metal roofing system ensures that homeowners save an average of 25% of their energy bill.Solar is rapidly becoming one of the desirable options for power across the globe, specifically in developing countries.
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The Facebook billionaire and reported pesky neighbour appears to be turning his Palo Alto estate in California into a fully-formed compound by razing four neighbouring homes and building four smaller structures — including one that could be a damn doomsday bunker.According to planning documents filed with the Palo Alto Planning and Community department, His Zuckness plans to bulldoze the four neighbouring houses, which he bought for around $30 million £20m , and replace them with smaller, updated versions .One of the structures, as pointed out by the New York Post, sounds awfully like a panic room-style bunker.The three other structures will utilise a simple palette of painted wood shingle siding, natural cedar shake roofing, painted windows and french doors, and stained wood doors where they are solid.You can find the full plans here.Facebook did not reply to questions about Zuckerberg s plans for the property.
The Facebook billionaire and reported pesky neighbour appears to be turning his Palo Alto estate in California into a fully-formed compound by razing four neighbouring homes and building four smaller structures — including one that could be a damn doomsday bunker.According to planning documents filed with the Palo Alto Planning and Community department, His Zuckness plans to bulldoze the four neighbouring houses, which he bought for around $30 million £20m , and replace them with smaller, updated versions .One of the structures, as pointed out by the New York Post, sounds awfully like a panic room-style bunker.The three other structures will utilise a simple palette of painted wood shingle siding, natural cedar shake roofing, painted windows and french doors, and stained wood doors where they are solid.You can find the full plans here.Facebook did not reply to questions about Zuckerberg s plans for the property.
Southern Finland toughest growth companies top 30 list for all the companies reach growth of more than one hundred percent. Both turnover of only EUR over three million. Reasonable growth of the average company's operational performance has improved markedly. The improvement has been achieved, as well as cost discipline, that of the growth tulosvivun thanks. Companies' balance sheets are mostly strong, with a median equity ratio has risen slightly and is at a good 44 per cent. TOP 30: Uusimaa, Kanta-Häme, Päijät-Häme and Kymenlaakso Place Company Domicile EUR million Growth% 3 years. 1 male Ltd Helsinki 3.3 642.1 2 Lifting Solutions Ltd Helsinki 3.3 547.6 3 Unity Technologies Finland Oy Helsinki 118.0 345.9 4 Hausia Ltd Espoo 28.7 305.6 5 Sisco Housing Ltd Helsinki 12.1 262.6 6 Odeal Ltd Helsinki 16.7 240.9 7 Elite Roofing Ltd Bay 10.8 236.5 8 Privanet Group Group Helsinki 8.4 226.4 9 Adlibris Finland Oy Helsinki 18.5 211.8 10 Super Cell Group Helsinki 2109.2 199.7 11 SCM Finland Oy Helsinki 3.0 178.9 12 Finland rebate Group Eagle 1.9 167.8 13 Tower Property Advisors Ltd Helsinki 5.2 166.8 14 Attendo Dental Practice Ltd Helsinki 3.5 149.8 15 Plumbing Expert Porvoo 2.6 147.5 16 Nosh Company Ltd Hämeenlinna 3.3 145.5 17 Passion Logistics Espoo 2.1 143.6 18 Helsinki Hospital Ltd Helsinki 3.5 142.2 19 A twinkle in kindergartens Group Espoo 14.3 138.3 20 Frosmo Ltd. Helsinki 2.5 136.7 21 UpCloud Ltd Helsinki 2.0 133.8 22 Skyr Finland Oy Helsinki 22.0 132.4 23 KSK Logistics & Infra Ltd Lohja 11.0 128.1 24 4-Motion Ltd. Helsinki 1.9 126.1 25 Cloudator Ltd Helsinki 5.3 114.8 26 Booxmedia Ltd Helsinki 1.7 114.6 27 Mankkaa Taxi Ltd. Espoo 3.8 114.0 28 Allied Travel Consultants Oy Ltd Helsinki 6.9 108.3 29 Fitness24Seven Ltd Helsinki 8.7 107.3 30 Mobila Electronics Ltd. Vantaa 6.1 106.1
Home to some of the absolute best hiking, sightseeing, and skiing the country has to offer, the state of Colorado now gets to add yet another adventurous feather to its outdoorsy cap: micro wooden cabins.Located within a lodgepole pine forest in Leadville, the collection of cabins were originally constructed to serve as mini dormitories for the Colorado Outward Bound School.As mentioned above, each cabin resides on the side of a forested hilltop, allowing for gorgeous views of the surrounding mountainside as well as Colorado s Mosquito Range.Prefabricated as the cabin s living quarters, the box sits in a frame underneath a snow roof adept at keeping winter snow from accumulating on the structure s actual roofing.Moreover, the frame consists of storage space for any tenants larger outdoor gear like bicycles, skis and snowboards, or boats.Each cabin s exterior boasts steel cladding and vertical columns which the construction team hopes minimizes its visual impact and gives off more of a natural, minimalist feel.
Scientists have lived out every child s fantasy by accidentally creating a brand new colour and giving it a funny name.YInMn named after the elements it s made from -- Yttrium, Indium, Manganese may look like a pretty but unextraordinary shade of blue, but apparently it s rather special.It s been described as a near-perfect blue pigment , thanks to its crystal structure.The manganese ions in YInMn absorb red and green wavelengths of light but only reflect blue, which makes it extremely durable and vibrant.It won t fade when you mix it with oil or water.It s also free of toxins and reflects infrared light better than other blue pigments, making it an ideal material to keep buildings cool.
Scientists have lived out every child s fantasy by accidentally creating a brand new colour and giving it a funny name.YInMn named after the elements it s made from -- Yttrium, Indium, Manganese may look like a pretty but unextraordinary shade of blue, but apparently it s rather special.It s been described as a near-perfect blue pigment , thanks to its crystal structure.The manganese ions in YInMn absorb red and green wavelengths of light but only reflect blue, which makes it extremely durable and vibrant.It won t fade when you mix it with oil or water.It s also free of toxins and reflects infrared light better than other blue pigments, making it an ideal material to keep buildings cool.
In a move that hasn t attracted a lot of attention online, Angie s List followed through on their March announcement and removed their paywall last week.Anyone can now become a member without paying the previous $40/year fee, and reviews are now accessible by anyone.This change, which did fly under the radar, does have strong implications for the online reputations of many businesses.Angie s List has always done well in the home services market: think plumbing, landscaping, HVAC, roofing, concrete and the like.And while Angie s List did have an impact on their reputations, less than one percent of the US population were members, which meant the vast majority of people couldn t see the rating or reviews posted on a company profile.Unlike Yelp, businesses could get by with bad Angie s List scores and negative reviews because a lot of people couldn t see them.
Tesla is getting into the roofing business.CEO Elon Musk joined SolarCity's second quarter earningsMusk is chairman of SolarCity, but Tesla is also in the process of buying the company in a deal worth $2.6 billion.During the call, SolarCity's CEO Lyndon Rive, who is also Musk's cousin, said that SolarCity has plans to reveal two new products
How do you make a dent in the energy market?SolarCity is likely one of the few companies that has a good idea of how to answer that question, and one part of its plan includes replacing the roofs of 5 million U.S. homes with solar cells, according to The Guardian.It s a plan that SolarCity board chairman Elon Musk first tipped on a conference call last month, but now we have a bit more specificity around scope.The plan is not just to add solar capability to an existing roof, but to use roofing materials that actually integrate solar cells directly as a substitute for more traditional materials, such as tile or steel.The whole point of SolarCity s approach is to lower some of the barriers to solar adoption for everyday homeowners, by creating a product that has a similar installation process and timeline when compared to traditional roofs, as well as a look that is not out-of-place or otherwise unattractive.The Guardian reports that SolarCity wouldn t comment on costs or other product details for the solar material, but price will likely be the key sticking point: The efforts of other companies to deliver similar products, including a Dow project launched in 2009 and finally discontinued this year, fell down because they were considerably more expensive than traditional roofs.
Elon Musk is pumping up our expectations again: The Tesla CEO and founder said that he s planning an October 28, Bay area unveiling of Tesla and SolarCity s new solar roof product, which will be directly integrated with version 2.0 of the Tesla s PowerWall solar storage battery for the home, as well a Tesla car charger.That doesn t necessarily mean we ll see an unveiling on October 28; Musk has been known to miss deadlines in the past for announcements like this one.But it does confirm we ll soon see SolarCity s solar roofing product, which Musk previously teased on a conference call for the energy company where he acts as board chairman.It also will be our first full-scale look at version 2.0 of the Powerball, which Musk teased at an event in Paris earlier this year.The integration across Tesla and SolarCity s products that Tesla hopes to show off here goes deeper than displaying a natural synergy between related companies – Tesla is in the process of trying to acquire SolarCity.It s facing some opposition from shareholders, however, including multiple suits that could delay the closing of the deal.
Tesla's solar roof is coming.Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company will unveil a solar roof October 28 in the San Francisco area.It will be integrated with the new version of Tesla's at-home battery, the Powerwall 2.0,Aiming for Oct 28 unveil in SF Bay Area of new Tesla/SolarCity solar roof with integrated Powerwall 2.0 battery and Tesla charger.
To that end, he unveiled a range of textured glass tiles with integrated solar cells that are nearly indistinguishable from conventional tiling, along with a sleek update to the company s energy-storing Powerwall.A couple hundred invited guests, mostly Tesla owners, ooh-ed and ahh-ed as Musk revealed that a row of suburban American houses on Wisteria Lane—the old set of Desperate Housewives—were all, in fact, topped with solar roofs.Each house s old roofing material had been stripped away, and replaced with one of four new styles of solar tile.But as your viewing angle approaches 90 degrees, the underlying solar cell becomes more and more visible.The result is a tile that permits the passage of sunlight from overhead, but still looks opaque to anyone at ground level.For those concerned about the strength of a roof made of glass tiles, Musk showed the audience footage of a drop test to demonstrate that the glass was tougher than materials like clay and slate.
Elon Musk late Friday debuted glass roofing shingles that generate electricity from the sun, a critical step toward merging Tesla Motors with his solar energy firm, SolarCity.At a 30-minute press conference on a movie studio lot in Los Angeles, the billionaire tech titan unveiled a suite of shingles, some made to replicate traditional roof tiles, that he said were designed to make rooftop solar chic, the way his Tesla cars made zero-emissions vehicles fashionable.Just like with electric cars, which didn t look good, had low range and didn t have good performance, they looked like golf cars.Musk showed off four houses ― which looked to be from the set of the ABC s Desperate Housewives ― with different styles of glass shingles.The third modeled a gray, textured look commonly seen on suburban homes.The fourth sported a sleek, modern look.
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Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk wasn t kidding when he said that the new Tesla solar roof product was better looking than an ordinary roof: the roofing replacement with solar energy gathering powers does indeed look great.It s a far cry from the obvious and somewhat weird aftermarket panels you see applied to roofs after the fact today.The solar roofing comes in four distinct styles that Tesla presented at the event, including Textured Glass Tile, Slate Glass Tile, Tuscan Glass Tile, and Smooth Glass Tile.Each of these achieves a different aesthetic look, but all resembled fairly closely a current roofing material style.Each is also transparent to solar, but appears opaque when viewed from an angle.The current versions of the tiles actually have a two percent loss on efficiency, so 98 percent of what you d normally get from a traditional solar panel, according to Elon Musk.
"The solar roofs that Musk showed off were installed on houses on Universal Studio's famous backlot, which recreates a suburban environment.In his presentation, Musk showcases a variety of roofing designs, ranging from traditional to modern a Tuscan tile application, all constructed of glass solar panels that look unlike solar panels have ever looked before.Musk has already said that it's essential for the roof design to be beautiful, and the designs he touted were that, although it was odd to see a man who has revolutionized the automobile and, in his role as CEO of SpaceX, outlined a plan to colonize Mars slip into futuristic general-contractor mode.Musk, however, thinks the payoff will be worth it."Check out the sweet roof," he joked, speculating on previously unheard-of dialogue in suburban enclaves that will be early adopters of the Tesla design.At the beginning of his presentation, he stressed that the mission of his companies is to accelerate humanity's exit from the fossil fuel era and to create more sustainable lifestyles."There are three key components that can help address climate change and have a positive impact on the world: sustainable energy generation, batteries and electric cars," Tesla said in on its website."These solutions already exist independently, but when combined, they become even more powerful.
Tesla s holding a special event at 5:30 PM PT today at Universal Studios in L.A., and we re live on location to bring you al the news as it happens.Tesla will be unveiling their solar roofing product for the first time at this event, as well as the second generation of the Powerwall home energy battery, and perhaps more as well.We ll be bringing you the action from the event live as it happens starting right here at 5:30 PM PT, so tune in below to see things unfold.
In a move that would make Steve Jobs boil over with envy, Elon Musk presented Tesla s latest product in an over the top presentation at Universal Studios in Los Angeles.Four houses on the old set of Desperate Housewives were refitted with the company s new, almost unnoticeable solar panel roofing.With four distinct styles, the new roofing materials are a remarkable piece of tech aimed at making solar energy more appealing by losing the tacked on ugliness that conventionally comes with a solar installation.The key is to make solar look good, Musk said, We want you to call your neighbors over and say, Check out this sweet roof.Using a special coating, the tiles appearance changes based on the viewing angle.The coating basically becomes transparent when seen directly but from the angle of the street, it looks like an average slate shingle or terra cotta style and it essentially camouflages the underlying solar cells.
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