Why should you choose a skilled and experienced Roofing Contractor?

Fixing your roof can be a difficult, and a dangerous job. Before you watch a few YouTube videos for tutorials, buy the material, and set to work, think through the disadvantages of redoing the making on your own roof. In some cases, turning this into your own project may have more benefits than hiring a professional, but for most, this could have negative consequences. Before setting out at least price out a roofing contractor to see if it is really worth it. You may find by the time you buy the materials and put an extensive amount of time into it, it just isn’t worth it to do yourself. To avoid getting duped and putting your household in danger, it’s advisable for you to seek licensed contractors who can provide you with all the paperwork to confirm their credibility.

Experience always matters

Depending on what field you are specialized in, you might have absolutely no knowledge of how roofing works, and what the best techniques are. Most roofing professionals spend hours upon hours working with other contractors, perfecting the skill before setting out in business on their own. They are licensed and know exactly how much material will be needed for your home. Those setting out to do this project for their own home have a tendency to either grossly over or underestimate how much material will be needed. By doing a poor job yourself, you will only be spending more money hiring somebody else to come take care of the mess you created.

It is for your own Safety

There is a number of unfortunate falling accidents; many resulting in extreme injury or even death. So, can you avoid these situations and be safe. In some cases, this is just fine, but when it comes to fixing the roof, this is downright dangerous. If you do choose to take on this task, be sure you have somebody there working beside you, to ensure you are safe throughout the entire process. Not only do professionals have the knowledge to get the job done right, they also have the tools needed for whatever challenges your roof may possess. Their equipment allows them to do all the repairs, and remain safe as well.

Time-Saving factor

If you do it right the first time, doing your own roof may save you a little bit of money, but will take an immense amount of your time. Most people don’t know what they are doing when the head up to the roof and begin the project. This only makes it more difficult. The time you spend may be for nothing if you make even the smallest mistake. For those who make a major mistake, it is then necessary to call a roofing professional, which will cost you much more in the long run. If the roofing company makes a mistake, they will come and fix the problem, usually at no extra cost to you. When you make a mistake, you are left with the disaster.

 

So, don’t worry whenever you accept that it is better to call professional for the help then just dial number of Roofing Contractor Michigan and then leave it to them.

 

14 Simple and Efficient Ways to Prevent and Manage Water Damages at Home

Memories of a weekend out with the family can be ruined when you get back to the house and find that your house is flooded due to a tap that was accidentally left running in the rush to get out of the house.

In the wake of the hurricanes that have occurred in the USA, most people are facing a number of issues related to water damage in their homes.

These are not isolated cases; water damage and mold cost the insurance industry $2.5 billion dollars per year, and the average cost of a home water damage insurance claim is $6,965 as per Water Damage Defense.

According to industry estimates, 14,000 people in the US experience a water damage emergency at home or work each day, and 98% of basements in the US will suffer from some type of water damage during their lifetime.

This behoves us to take keen interest in water damage mitigation and control measures.

Ari of Flood Pro Florida offers the following steps to prevent or reduce property damage due to water.

  • Keep calm.
  • Close the main water valve or shut off any water sources to stop the flooding.
  • Immediately call water extraction companies like floodprooffloridallc.com.
  • Be keen to TURN OFF the electrical breaker in the affected area before removing any electrical devices.
  • Place aluminium foil under the legs or base of any furniture touching the wet carpet to prevent possibility of permanent staining.
  • Curtains should be taken out or lifted away from the wet carpet.
  • Book, papers, fabrics, potted plants or any items that may stain the carpet should be removed.
  • Don’t keep newspapers on wet carpet. Yes it may absorb some moisture, but there is the risk of the ink transferring onto the wet carpet resulting in permanent staining.
  • Avoid walking on wet carpets unless very necessary. Walking causes damage to spread to unaffected areas.
  • Don’t use your HOME VACUUM to try and suck water out of the carpet. Though this may seem like a quick fix, you run the risk of destroying your equipment and even getting an electric shock. There is a high possibility that the electrical sockets get damaged when the wall is affected by water.

Other points to note:

  • For those living in flood-prone areas, have flood control devices like sand bags or flood barriers at hand.
  • Get a high-quality sump pump and a good backup system to protect your basement in case groundwater saturation is an issue in your area.
  • Regularly check your drainage system to ensure that there are no blockages.

 

  • Always keep a watchful eye on areas around your property that are prone to water damage. Prevention is better than cure.

 

Haze County (Double IPA)

We have been fortunate to receive a few brews from Austin, TX’s Hops & Grain Brewery over the last few years. In fact, their Porter Culture is bar none a world-class porter and represents one of the reasons we’d drive the eight hours to Austin. The brewery has just released their Haze County, a double IPA that rivals in quality the aforementioned PC. The beer pours with a orange-brown color and possesses a fair amount of off-white head that laces itself down a glass. The titular quality ensures that the beer is a bit murky; the initial sip indicates that the flavors here are as clear and crisp. Continue reading “Haze County (Double IPA)”

Donnell Isaac Interview

What’s your story? I am a husband and a father of 5 beautiful children, who happens to be crazy in love with soul music!

How’d you fall into music? I was exposed to music at an early age. I was only 9 years old when I joined my family gospel group. They nurtured my gift as a singer. Being raised in a musically inclined family, where everyone is either a musician or singer. Inspired my gift of songwriting and singing. This led to me launching my solo career as Donnie C. As my career sailed and matured. I was inspired my growth to change my stage name. Now I go Donnell Isaac

Who are you listening to right now? Angie Stone, Dream album

How has your style evolved and changed over the time since you first started? Over the years I have been told you have a unique sound but it gives a church vibe. I manage to challenge my roots in infusing RnB soul, gospel music together. Where do you think that your songs will go to in the months and years in the future? I believe that my songs will be the type of songs that will live around for many years to come. The music I write and sing, speaks a universal language that allows my listeners to relate, connect and heal.

Loving You is your latest single. What have people had to say about the release so far? Yes, Loving You is my latest single and listeners are saying, yes please bring back this kind of message and sound in RnB. Love conquers when you truly understand love.

What differences in terms of lifestyle, music, or anything have you seen between Portsmouth/Norfolk and the other areas that you have visited? Music has a way of changing lives and bringing people together.

How have you gotten more of your fans – social media (e.g. Snapchat, IG, Facebook, Twitter) or traditional word of mouth? Have you noticed anything different between these types of fans? Most of my fans have been because of social media. Facebook has played a major role in connecting me with my music lovers and supporters.

How should people find your music? Are there any singles or albums coming out that they should consider buying? I am listed in all your online retail outlets including social media. I have a new album in the works. I am truly excited about this project. My new album Love Changes slated for release 2018.

 

 

Making customers pay off their delinquent accounts – What tricks to apply

Being an owner of a small business, you would by now know the significance of ‘delinquent accounts’ whenever your first customer didn’t pay for some service on time. Cash flow is pretty essential for a business’ well-being, particularly during the initial days and having even a few delinquent customers can always has an adverse impact on the cash flow. For someone who doesn’t know what delinquent debt is, it is debt which is owed for more than a month or 30 days by a party (who is the debtor) to another party which is the creditor. Continue reading “Making customers pay off their delinquent accounts – What tricks to apply”

How Do Pre-paid Funerals Work and What Advantages Does It Provide?

We all have worked hard to gain our goals in our life. It is unfortunate for us whenever we think of our demise.  However, at some point in our life, it is essential to discuss this with loved ones. Every part of life needs preparation whether it is our birthday, marriage or demise. With proper planning, everything goes smoothly.  Continue reading “How Do Pre-paid Funerals Work and What Advantages Does It Provide?”

Get the Best Ergonomic Chairs for Your Office to Increase Comfort and Productivity

The movement any employee thinks of going to job gets irritated sometimes. The reason may be a busy schedule, heavy workload or lousy office decor.  An office decor plays a vital role in motivating the staff to work efficiently.  I don’t say the office decor should be very luxurious. Instead, it should be presentable and maintained neatly so that a pleasant work atmosphere is created.  A person spending maximum hours of a day in the office expects his workplace to look good and the management provides all the facilities.  Only if the workplace is good, the employee can produce work accurately. Continue reading “Get the Best Ergonomic Chairs for Your Office to Increase Comfort and Productivity”

Health Experts Give Thumbs Up To E-Cigarettes

Health experts have opined that using electronic cigarettes is healthier than smoking tobacco by far. This is the conclusion arrived at after the first long-term study of smokers who had quit tobacco in favor of e-cigarettes. The new findings are conclusive enough to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of switching over to electronic cigarettes or nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) by smokers. Continue reading “Health Experts Give Thumbs Up To E-Cigarettes”

Sitting down with Shay-D Kid

What’s your story? How’d you fall into rap?

I’m approaching on the two year mark of my debut. I’d been writing music privately since about the age of 15 and doing ‘rap battles’ in high school. It wasn’t until my dad got us tickets in 2014 for the ‘Monster Tour’ to see Eminem & Rihanna in Detroit that changed my life! The opportunity to see Eminem in concert close up was inspirational, not to mention driving around 8 mile, checking out the neighbourhood where he grew up and getting a glimpse of his new crib outside the city was an experience and trip I’ll never forget! Then, while driving back to Canada my dad mentioned he was going to write me a rap song about the experience, I laughed and said “yeah right”! Well a few months later he shocked me! The song comprised of the months leading up to the concert, him gaining an understanding of Eminem’s music and his creative genius, the Hip Hop culture in general, the landscape of the day and the crazy events afterward all packaged into one amazing track. It was at that moment I decided I wasn’t going to keep my stories hidden and showcase my thirst for writing.

 

Who are you listening to right now?

I’m currently listening to Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone, A Boogie, Kodak Black, Wiz Kalifa, Scarlxrd, XXXTentacion, Gucci Mane, Playboi Carti, Nav, Future, Ugly God, Migos, Hopsin, Eminem and I also listen to a lot of unknown artists as well.

 

How has your style evolved and changed over the time since you first started? Where do you think that your flow will go to in the months and years in the future?

My sound has evolved very quickly! Right after my first two tracks there is a definitive style transition into my third single ‘Make Money’. This song really started to define who I was as an artist and has continued into my latest three singles ‘Stylin’ On You’, ‘Finessa’ and the current release ‘Flossin’, which showcase todays new school trend while creating a one-of-a-kind ‘wavy’ vibe.

 

Flossin is your latest single. What have people had to say about the release so far?

My fans completely love the new single and the rest of my music portfolio. I’ve had a number of Dj’s, online radio stations, bloggers, websites, mixtapes and A&R’s support the new release (as well as all of my previous work). I’ve also been selected for a number of high profile music campaigns and was the cover feature artist on YoungMoney Unsign Hype Vol.18 where ‘Flossin’ scored the #1 spot on the mixtape through Grind Nation. I’m always trying to showcase a unique sound and listening experience which is important in today’s industry in order to separate myself from the pack. As mentioned earlier, I like to try and incorporate the new school feel while adding some old school vibe delivering it in a way like no other artist. I use creative concepts, unique hooks and showcase everything through the process of my writing abilities. The feedback and support I’ve received through social media has been insane and I’m ‘Thankful’ for the support, which ironically is the title for the song my dad wrote me!

 

What differences in terms of lifestyle, music, or anything have you seen between Toronto and the other areas that you have visited?

As mentioned I’m approaching on the two year mark now of my debut come this November. The initial game plan laid out by my manager was to achieve a social media presence, get my music onto as many music platforms as possible, see how well it was received and really establish an online foundation with a core following first. The intention was that we structure this over a two year period and then add the dimension of live performances to further make a name for myself, which would be to perform locally at nightclubs, bars etc, and then look into other Canadian and US markets. Part of the reason for this being I’m only 18, turn 19 at the end of October, so getting gigs at the age of 17 and 18 didn’t make much sense with the age of majority in Canada being 19. Now that I’m 19 (later this month) the plan is to start networking these exact avenues. We’ve recently linked up with LME (Landmark Events) and I’m scheduled as a featured artist this winter for some of their Toronto and Montreal shows – so I’m very excited for the opportunity, and grateful to my manager for having made this connection and appreciative to the team over at LME. I’ve also had a few local venues and promoters reach out inviting me to perform, but we respectfully declined as not to deviate from our development plan. My manager also wanted to make sure that I did my due-diligence with performance training including rehearsals with Dj’s so that I was prepared professionally for live shows. I also had a Booking Agency, Kangaroo Bookings, based in France ask me to join their artist roster (and did), but currently have them on hold until we give the green light to start booking me for International events. I’ve also had a number of high profile A&R’s who have worked with major artists select my music for a number of different campaigns including radio placement, sync licensing opportunities etc. I’ve had talent agencies ask me to join their artist roster and also signed a 1 year deal with Bentley Records, an International Record Label based in New York City. So again, things have been moving really quickly with my music all around the world and establishing a presence online. Therefore I haven’t seen any ‘differences’ in other areas compared to Toronto because we haven’t physically ventured into other cities but I’m sure as my music career develops I’ll be excited for those future experiences.

How have you gotten more of your fans – social media (e.g. Snapchat, IG, Facebook, Twitter) or traditional word of mouth? Have you noticed anything different between these types of fans?

The majority of my fans have come through Twitter, Instagram and Soundcloud. I’m also on ReverbNation where we recently hit #1 Worldwide on the Hip Hop Charts. We’ve also spent a lot of time concentrating within the Spotify space as it seems to be one of the more popular cutting edge streaming platforms and obviously on iTUNES. We’re in 280+ stores around the world but it really comes down to which of these preferred music platforms fans prefer listening on.

How should people find your music? Are there any singles or mixtapes coming out that they should look into buying?

My music can pretty much be found everywhere as mentioned earlier including Spotify, iTUNES, Amazon Music, Google Play, Soundcloud, YouTube, ReverbNation, my Website, Twitter (which has links redirecting you to certain sites) and when you’re on my Soundcloud, ReverbNation or YouTube they all have links to all of the other platforms. Just simply search ‘Shay-D Kid’.

 

SPOTIFY ARTIST PAGE:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/6AHbQCIv9o9p0fcsPhKHSe

 

iTUNES ARTIST PAGE:

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/shay-d-kid/id1160538104

 

SOUNDCLOUD:

https://soundcloud.com/shay-d-kid

 

YOUTUBE:

http://www.youtube.com/c/ShayDKid

 

TWITTER:

https://twitter.com/ShayD_Kid

 

ARTIST WEBSITE:

http://www.shay-dkid.com/

 

FACEBOOK:

https://www.facebook.com/shaydkid/

 

INSTAGRAM:

https://www.instagram.com/shayd_kid/

 

REVERBNATION:

https://www.reverbnation.com/shaydkid

 

We’re also looking to put together an EP, ready this winter so definitely keep an eye out but all of my last four tracks have been released within the year so have a listen. Previously, our game plan had been to focus on singles, trying to get one song out every 3-5 months giving each track their respective promotional attention. So, during this time period I’ve been writing a ton and now have a library of songs waiting, so my manager feels this is the right time to release an EP and get those tracks out! So I’m excited to be working on this project over the next few months.

 

Do you have any final thoughts for NeuFutur readers?

To the NeuFutur readers I’m grateful to have this platform to showcase my music and have you as a potential fan through the creative expression of writing which is something I love to do. I truly appreciate each and every fan and if you follow me on social media you will understand. I try my best to stay in touch with each and every person and as often as possible. I truly appreciate the support, much love always Shay-D!

Tips On Staying Safe While Travelling

When you’re travelling abroad, it’s unlikely that the first thing you will be thinking about is that you could be putting you and your family in danger if you don’t take necessary precautions. It’s understandable to be excited about the thought of visiting a new country, and taking a vacation from your day to day life. Here are some tips on how you can stay safe while travelling, so that you can enjoy the vacation you all deserve.

Vaccines

A lot of people tend to neglect having travel vaccinations before they go away, but did you know that some countries haven’t eradicated diseases as well as other countries? Where we might not need a vaccination for certain diseases where we live, in other countries it’s still an epidemic and there’s a chance that you could pick something up. If you’re unsure on what vaccines you need, visit your GP who will be able to look at your medical record and see what you’ve already had, and then advise you on which vaccines to have done. While this may cost you, wouldn’t you rather pay out for vaccinations rather than risking your life?

Natural Disasters

Another thing that you should check before travelling is if the area you’re going to be visiting is prone to natural disasters. While we cannot control or predict when natural disasters will happen (in enough time for preparation), it shouldn’t be a reason for you not to visit a particular area. Check out beforehand where there are safety shelters, and what their procedures are when devastation strikes. You can read here how Issa Asad news have helped victims of natural disasters get in touch with their loved ones to let them know that they are alive and safe.

Injury

While you don’t plan on obtaining an injury while you’re abroad, there is still a chance that you will especially if you don’t know the area. Also, when people are on holiday they tend to try new things that are more adventurous than normal; therefore accidentally harming themselves in the process. Make sure that you get travel insurance so that if anything happens to you, then you can claim and get all of the help you need to rehabilitate when you return home. This will also allow you to receive immediate treatment when you’re travelling, rather than waiting until you’re home.

Community

Many people assume that the community where they’re travelling will be friendly and used to tourists. This is not always the case, so make sure you read up on the area you’re visiting to see if there are any people that you should avoid. For example, in foreign countries there are beggars that will trick you into buying something small, so that they can steal from your wallets and purses unknowingly.

 

Take all of these ideas into consideration and you are sure to have a wonderful time on vacation. Remember to always be wary and stay safe!