Best places to retire abroad..

Everyone dreams about having a wonderful retirement location where they can relax and enjoy the idea of never working again. That is why choosing the right place of employment is so beneficial for your future decisions. Here at Brian Wedding Holdings, LLC we have several job opportunities for you to choose from so that you will know for sure, that your path to retirement is secure and rewarding. Check out a listing of some of the best places to retire.

1. Algarve, Portugal
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Your monthly budget: $1,410
Retiring to an exotic place isn’t a fantasy if you choose the right location. You can have an oceanfront view and the comforts of home all while spending less money than you would in the States.

A couple can live on less than $2,000 a month in the top seven places ranked by Live and Invest Overseas. The study considered the cost of living and real estate, entertainment options, the strength of local expat communities, healthcare and the logistics of relocating.

The Algarve region of Portugal tops the list for the second year in a row. It’s great for beach bums and golfers, with 35 different courses in the area. You can easily get by speaking English. Plus, there’s more than 100,000 expats in the area who have fostered a well-stocked book exchange, as well as active tennis and volunteer groups.

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Monthly budgets consider the following costs: rent for a one-bedroom apartment, groceries, utilities, cable, Internet, phone services, and entertainment (eating out twice a week and two trips to the movies a month).

To read more: http://money.cnn.com/gallery/retirement/2015/07/24/retire-abroad/index.html.

6 Costly Misconceptions About Getting Your Roof Replaced

By Tyson Faulkner
Specialists in Residential Roof Replacement

Misconception #1 – All roofing material is created equal
There are many different shingle and accessory manufacturers who have a range of different
products for different prices. Many of the shingles look quite different as well. Depending on
opinion, you might find you absolutely love the pattern that one brand uses, and really dislike
another brand’s pattern or coloring.

Misconception #2 – I should wait as long as possible to replace my roof to
get the most for my money. This is a very popular misconception because it seems very logical.
Why replace your roof if it could last another 3 years?
I would agree, there’s no reason to replace your roof early if you know it will last that much
longer (other than the fact it may look bad).The only problem is it’s impossible to tell if your roof really will last for that long.
Here’s what could happen if you tend to think like this: During a big wind/rain storm you could lose a few shingles that will let water into your home.

Misconception #3 – A layover is a smart way to save money
If you don’t know, a layover is a common roofing practice where you get a new roof installed
over your existing roof.
1. Without tearing your existing roof off you don’t know what’s underneath it.
2. Your roof could end up looking lumpy and wavy instead of nice and flat.
3. Your new roof won’t last as long.
The average architectural shingle will last for 25-30 years depending on weather
conditions. If you do a layover without tearing off, it could take 5 or more years off the
life of your new roof. A new roof is a big investment already, so it’s worth it to spend
the little extra to do it right. This will guarantee you a roof that looks great and lasts a long
time.

Misconception #4 – Hiring a big company means higher quality
Some savvy homeowner’s may already know that lowest price usually means lower quality
work. This may lead you to believe that the higher the price the better the quality. While this
may be true to a point, there’s not always a direct relationship between price and quality.
It pays to do your due diligence on every roofing contractor you talk to, price is not necessarily
an indicator of anything. I’ll talk more about how to guarantee you get a high quality roofer for
a fair price in the upcoming pages.

Misconception #5 – Hiring a neighbor or a friend’s kid is a good way to save
money
If you know someone who’s roofed a few houses before or seems like they know what they’re
doing, it can be very tempting to hire them to re-roof your home and save some money in the
process. While it may seem like a good idea at first, hiring a friend, their kid, or an acquaintance could
bring you lots of headaches and additional costs in the future.

Misconception #6 – Any roofing contractor will be able to do the job
It can be tempting to hire a jack of all trades roofing contractor depending on his price.
However, there are many different roofing systems and each requires a separate knowledge
base and technical skills.
For example, you wouldn’t want to hire a residential asphalt roofing contractor (which is what
my company specializes in) to install a metal roof or put on a flat roof. While we could do it,
that’s not what we live and breathe, so it’s not ideal.
On the same token, don’t hire a contractor that specializes in metal roofing to put on your
asphalt shingle roof. In fact, it would be best not to hire an asphalt roofer that does mostly
new construction. Why? Because they don’t do a lot of tear-offs or deal with older homes.
Even if it costs a little extra, only hire a roofing contractor that specializes in the specific work
that you need done.

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Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Roofing Contractor.

Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Roofing Contractor

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When it comes to choosing a roofing contractor there are a lot to choose from, but it’s your roof and you want only the best. So how do you go about picking the ideal candidate for your specific roofing project? Asking a few important questions will certainly help you to narrow the field.

Does the roofing contractor offer onsite inspections and estimates? If a contractor tries to offer you an estimate over the phone, without also setting up an appointment to view the roof firsthand you may want to consider another contractor. The size, shape and condition of the roof are all factors that can only be determined by an onsite inspection.

Does the roofing company have a physical address? While a physical address isn’t necessarily an indication of reliability, it does suggest that the company is established and will be around should you have problems while the roof is under warranty.

How long has the company been in business? Again this is not a guarantee of dependability or quality work but the number of years a company has been in business is often an indication of their success. Of course every contractor or company must start somewhere so don’t let the fact they are a startup business rule them out if they meet all the other specifications.

Does the roofing contractor or company carry insurance? This is an absolute must. Any contractor you hire should have liability insurance as well as workers’ compensation if they have employees working with them. If a worker is hurt while working on your property and no workers’ comp is in place, you could be held liable for medical expenses and loss wages. Ask the roofing contractor for verification of this insurance.

Is the contractor licensed? Before you hire any roofing contractor make sure he is licensed in the state where he is working. Every state requires that contractors be licensed while local cities and towns may have varying regulations. Check with your local government offices and then make certain that the roofing contractor has the appropriate licenses.

Can the roofing contractor provide references from past jobs? Ask for a list of names and numbers for projects completed over the past year. Call a few of these customers to see if they were pleased with the job. Did the contractor show up on time? Was he responsible yet easy to work with? Was the job completed on time?
Does the company provide a warranty on workmanship? The materials will usually be covered under a manufacturer’s warranty but you want to make sure the contractor will back up his work if there should be a problem and get this in writing.

Has the company had any complaints and how do they attempt to solve them? This may seem like a tricky question but you want to know that if there is an issue, they will do everything possible to solve it. Check with your local Better Business Bureau to find out if any complaints have been filed. If so how have they been handled?

Does the contractor clean up the site and remove all the old roofing materials and is this included in the cost? Usually this is part of the job but it’s a good idea to ask. You don’t want to be stuck with a pile of debris in your yard and have to pay extra to have it hauled away.
Does the roofing contractor offer a written contract? A handshake is nice but it won’t protect you in the event of a problem. You need to have a detailed contract listing the work to be completed, the time frame for completion, the type and brand of materials and an itemized list of all labor and materials costs.

How can wind damage your roof?

How Wind Damages Roofs
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By Naomi Millán, Associate Editor – Roofing
When the wind is screaming, rain is driving down in five-gallon buckets, or hail is pinging off the ground like popcorn, you know your roof is taking a beating. But when the wind goes from shriek to howl, do you really know what’s going on up there?

In facilities management, ignorance is never bliss. Preventive maintenance is the key to the longevity of any system, but the step before that is having a sense of what the system is undergoing. Understanding a little bit of what is physically happening on a roof during severe weather events can help staff inspecting a roof anticipate trouble areas, spot potential damage and catch small problems in time.

The list of hazards a roof system must contend with varies by roof type and building location, but two events are anathema to roofs everywhere: severe wind and hail. Water and its other forms (ice, snow, deluge) and temperature cycles also are heavy hitters.

Damaging Wind
Roofs are designed to resist the typical wind loads of their location, but no roof is likely to withstand the most extreme wind event: tornado. In between breezes and twisters is a whole range of wind speeds that incrementally damage the roof system.

As wind moves over a roof, its effect is not uniform. Certain regions will be subject to higher pressures, such as along the perimeter.

“What you’ll find is that at the center portion of the roof you have the lower stresses,” says Frank Laux, principal engineer and co-chair of CTLGroup’s building and facilities practice group. “But at the corners and at the edges of the roof, typically by the very nature of the wind blowing across the roof, it exerts a higher pressure.”

Depending on the way the wind blows, the shape of the roof and the location on the roof, there will be negative pressure — suction — or positive pressure — pushing, like when the wind slaps your face as you round a corner, says James Kirby, AIA, associate executive director of technical communications, National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA). But most wind damage that occurs on roofs start on the edge of the roof systems, he says.

“Wind blowing over a roof isn’t a problem until it starts to move materials,” says Kirby. “Materials” may include the membrane itself or the shingles. Anywhere material is even a little bit loose, the suction of the wind is going to raise it up and then the wind can get below it and push it up. Once the underside of the roofing is exposed, rain can get in, but it also gives the wind more to grab on to.

“What you see is a peeling effect,” says Kirby. For example, the edge of the roofing can start to lift up and in subsequent wind events gets pushed up and over a little more each time until a whole corner of the insulation is exposed.

The damage starts small and grows through repeated wind cycles, usually over time. To avoid this type of wind damage, make sure edge metal that makes the transition from the flat roof to a vertical wall is sufficiently strong for the location, height and expected wind speeds, Kirby says. Ballasted roofs can be scrubbed by the wind at the perimeter, moving the ballast, says Laux. It’s important to check that the ballast has remained in an even layer across the span of the roof, and if not to spread it back out.

The other materials a significant wind event moves about — shards of glass, tree branches and so on — are perhaps the more damaging issue to consider, says Jim Hoff, research director for the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing.

“When people think about wind events they think, ‘oh well, it could tear the roof off my building or my roof could come loose,'” he says. “But the biggest effect of wind events that I’ve seen is the potential for wind-blown debris to damage the roof.” That means when inspecting the roof after a wind event, it’s not enough to check that areas are tight and that attachments are still good. Investigating what might have blown onto or across the roof is also necessary, he says.

How Damage Is Done
Even in hurricane areas, Hoff says he saw very few roofs actually blow off. The roofs were still attached very solidly to the building, but were almost shredded with cuts and punctures from flying debris. He’s seen roofs where the rooftop air conditioning units rolled across the roof “like leaves blowing in the wind. The roof was still there, but it was so terribly damaged.”

Wind-blown debris also tends to accumulate and clog drains and downspouts. That could cause problems in the future, and facility managers might not realize that it had been caused by the earlier wind event, says Hoff.

If your home’s roof has been damaged by harsh weather and needs to be replaced, Jasper Contractors provides top quality residential roof replacement services. We have the expertise and experience you need to accomplish that task. Replacement of a damaged roof, whether it is wind damage or rain & water damage or hail damage, immediately after the damage has occurred is important so that other areas of your home, in particular, ceilings and interior walls do not become damaged as well.

Your future with Jasper matters!

Jasper Contractors cares about you and your future. That’s why our company is a recession proof industry with endless opportunities. We are having three different hiring events in the state of Florida this month. I hope you’re excited about joining a reward reaping company!!
Here at Jasper Roofing, We hope you have an awesome Friday and remember to check us out on our social media sites and visit www.jaspercareers.com for a full list of scheduled hiring events.
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Jasper Contractors Hiring Expo: National Roofing Company Plans to Expand to Fort Myers, FL

Jasper Contractors recently announced the expansion of a new market in Fort Myers, Florida. The new location will provide several Fort Myers residents a chance to join a reward reaping company with the opportunity to fill over 50 positions. The hiring event will provide candidates with the opportunity to formally meet with Brian Wedding,CEO of Jasper Contractors and other hiring managers.

Jasper Contractors is seeking to create a very powerful, yet skilled sales force team to serve the residents of Fort Myers. Although, various positions are available, Jasper’s goal is to hire at least 30 employees as outside sales representatives. Outside sales representatives play a major role in driving the business of Jasper because of the high interaction they have with clients.

Jasper Contractors offers Outside Sales Representatives a competitive compensation package which includes a base salary of $30,000 per year plus commissions. Jasper also provides a cell phone, a company vehicle, a fuel card and 100% paid health benefits for employees and their families after 90 days. Outside Sales Representatives are given the opportunity for promotion after 90 days to a regional manager. Jasper Contractors strongly believes in promoting from within, knowing that employees up have excelled in grasping the culture of Jasper.

“Employees enjoy working for our company. They are appreciative of having a rewarding career where they are well compensated for their hard work,“ says CEO, Brian Wedding.

About Jasper Contractors, Inc.

Jasper Contractors is a national roofing company headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Our roofing division, Jasper Roof, has been serving 12 cities nationwide with their roofing needs since 2004. Jasper currently serves three markets in Florida (Jacksonville, Orlando, and Tampa).

Jasper Contractors, which has expanded its operations in multiple communities across its primary service area, is expected to continue extending its footprint throughout 2015 and beyond. Listed on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 list and recipient of the Owens Corning’s Top Performer Purchase Volume Award, Jasper is lauded for its insurance-based, recession-proof business model.