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Do you look at your roof and ask, ‘Why didn’t it last?’ It is a common complaint: roof shingles that fail too soon, leaving frustrated homeowners asking; why didn’t it last? Roof Time has the answer. According to Justin Shoemaker, a com-

pany estimator, it has to do with far more than the shingles. “Shingles today are well made, but depend on what I call the ‘Energy Trilogy.’ he explains. “It’s due to the ventilation, insulation,

and radiation, not being properly balanced.” The problem starts with unbalanced ventilation, not enough attic insulation, and no radiation barrier. Ventilation and insulation are now

What to do

if your child is being

About 160,000 children in the United States miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students, according to the National Education Association. Broadly speaking, bullying can involve any number of behaviors, according to Findlaw.com, a leading online source of legal information, including sexual harassment of another student, teasing, excluding a student, calling a student names, physically pushing or attacking, threatening or hazing, spreading rumors, damaging or stealing belongings, or demanding money. Cyber-bullying, a relatively new form of bullying, takes place over the Internet through social

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media websites and forums, or through mobile devices. Many pre-teens and teens prefer to communicate with one another through texting on their mobile devices. Because kids can share messages quickly with a large group of students, cyber-bullying can be especially effective in spreading rumors about a student or harassing a

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required by code, but a radiation barrier is not. Therefore, most builders and roofers don’t take it into consideration, according to Shoemaker. Roof Time conducts a free Energy audit with

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Bullied

student through the sharing of photos. Because this is a relatively new area of harassment, many school districts are still trying to determine the reach of their authority in off-campus cyber-bullying attacks. incident. In that case, media reports suggested

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every quote. By using a thermal image camera (like the ones the cable TV ghost hunters use) and digital thermometer, their estimators can pinpoint

Here are some additional tips from Findlaw.com on what to do if you suspect that your child is the victim of a bully: Talk to your child. A lot of times your child will not want to talk about being bullied because they perceive it as embarrassing and humiliating. If you notice Bullied see page 16

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