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There is a lot to think about when the time comes to replace a roof. In some cases, you will need to choose a type of roofing. Replacement roofs for existing homes will usually need to be the same type of material, which can make choosing the type of roof a bit easier.

For most all homeowners, the biggest concern is how much a new roof will cost. Here are the basics you need to know before you buy a new roof and have it installed.

When you go shopping for roof replacements you have several choices. If you are replacing a roof on an existing home, not a new home, you might replace it with the same material. If the old roof was slate, you would replace it with slate.

This is not an absolute rule, but for most people it is easier and more cost effective to approach the replacement of a roof in this manner. As for the actual materials you can choose from there are several.

Roofing materials can be made of asphalt shingles, wood, slate, tile, and metal. Within these material choices, there are variations available. For instance, wood roofs may be made of either cedar or redwood. Metal roofs may be made of aluminum or steel.

Each roofing material varies in its lifespan and cost. Asphalt shingles are the most popular because they are the most affordable type of roofing material. This type of roof can last about two decades. The average cost is about $120 per 100 square feet.

Wood also lasts about the same length of time. There are some places where wood is not permitted due to the risk of fire. Wood roofs cost about twice as much as asphalt roofs.

Slate is common on roofs and for a very good reason. This material can last about 100 years. In some cases, the slate roofs of old homes have been repurposed and used as new roofs in hopes of providing a new home another 100 years of durability. These are heavy roofs with a heavy price tag. A square can cost about $800 to install. Safety is really important.

Tile roofs are the signature materials for Mission style homes. They are also heavy and durable and come with a high price tag. It depends on the type of tile and if it contains cement or if it is made of cement, but the price can be within the range of slate roofing.

Metal roofs can last for a very long time, but they are about as durable a material as you can get on the market. They can be among the most expensive material to purchase and can run up to $500 per square installed.

The installation of the roof will also add to the overall price. You will need to get an estimate done by your local professional roofing company. The final price for the new roof will involve the material chosen as well as the slant of the roof and any other details like chimneys or skylights.

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The KCPOA would like to thank our hard working officers for their great work by giving them some flowers. Here’s why:

Medicine has made a lot of progress over the past decade. New drugs have been discovered, new technologies have been implemented, and many diseases have been almost completely eradicated. This is great, but there are still a lot of patients who can’t find a cure for their ailments. All types of psychotic disorders are difficult to treat, as each patient is unique, so they don’t have all the same reaction to various treatment schemes. Besides, some of them aren’t eligible for aggressive treatments, so they need to find alternatives that would enable them lead a relatively normal life. The family plays a very important role in all these cases, as it can contribute a lot to improving the overall well-being and the quality of life of these patients.

Since medicine can’t help everyone, scientists started to look into alternative therapies to replace traditional medication and treatments. This is how they’ve noticed working with flowers has a lot of therapeutic benefits. Patients suffering from depression, anxiety and other similar problems can find an ailment of their symptoms in working with flowers.

Creating beautiful flower arrangements isn’t too difficult, once you get to understand the types of flowers and their specific needs. This kind of therapy is widely accessible and quite affordable, as you can always choose less expensive flowers for your bouquets. There are also lots of online courses and books available, so you can learn how to create professional flower arrangements. You may even put them up for sale online, so that you can make a little money on the side.

The main therapeutic benefit of working with flowers is a calming down of anxiety symptoms. If you keep your mind busy with thinking what flower to add to the mix, how to match the colors and how to make everything look good together, you won’t have time to think about your usual worries that prevent you from enjoying your life like everyone else around you. Focusing on the present moment is the best way of reaching mindfulness, and working with flowers enables exactly thins kind of focus.

The other therapeutic benefit of this activity comes from the effect of various colors on our brain. It’s already well-known that you should paint your bedroom walls in soft, warm colors that help inducing sleep. If there’s too much red in your bedroom, you may find yourself too energetic to fall asleep quickly, so consider avoiding this color if you want to enjoy a good night rest. All these findings apply in the therapy with flowers, as well. If you make looking at beautiful colors a habit, you are going to become more balanced and less stressed. Flowers have the power of making us feel better. You only need to watch a field of vividly colored tulips, for instance, to forget about your worries for a while. Your brain is going to disconnect from your daily problems, in order to be able to admire the natural beauty of these flowers. There are flowers from plants like Moringa Oleifera which have great medicinal benefits as well.

Working with flowers can make us more creative. As we try to come up with innovative ways of combining various species and colors, our brain makes new neuronal connections. This means our gray matter grows, so we can prevent or delay the onset of medical conditions that are specific to the old age. This is not going to cure your Alzheimer’s disease, but it can help you delay its progression. It is not going to make your anxiety disappear, but it can enable you to enjoy more quiet and relaxed moments. If you give your brain the chance to relax, you can turn relaxation into a habit, thus reducing anxiety and panic attacks to a minimum. A great florist can really help in getting the right kind of arrangement.

If you want to know more about this alternative therapy and its benefits, you should get in touch with your doctor. Once you understand working with flowers is good for your mental health and overall well-being, you can go ahead and either create natural decor arrangements or simply design a beautiful garden. There are so many flower species available, that you are surely going to discover several good ones that can turn your backyard into a heaven to enjoy together with your beloved ones.

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I believe the last total I heard mentioned was 70 million people that could be affected by much more than just severe weather tonight in the US. It’s four southern states that are going to be affected, and my family lives in one of them. Hail is expected, and they are saying there could likely be tornadoes as well. I just texted my mom to see if her county was included in the severe weather. Earlier, she was mowing and saying they were expecting rain, but I don’t think many people were aware this storm was coming tonight.