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It all started in 1964 when firefighter Leroy (Bud) Woodruff began learning the sheet metal trade while working with Sweets Sheet Metal company in the Chicago North Shore town of Wilmette, Illinois. In 1969, while still employed full time at the Winnetka Fire Department, he took his passion further and began a small ...


Roof Pitch: How and Why It Affects Roofing Costs

The term “pitch” refers to the angle of a roof’s slope. While it helps define the structure’s aesthetic, it is an essential component that plays an important role, especially when it comes to dealing with the elements. The roofing system’s ability to shed rainwater or snowmelt is relative to how steep it is. When you […]


Upgrading Tips to Consider for Your Ranch-Style Home

Today’s iteration of the ranch-style home has veered away from the classic look that defined this classic American residential architecture. Fortunately, it is slowly becoming an object of historical interest. Many homeowners, in fact, are looking to make improvements simply because this particular home style is both affordable and less challenging to remodel than older […]

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