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Daylight Savings and Solar Energy

Most people assume that Benjamin Franklin is credited with coming up with the idea of daylight savings time. But, it was actually a 19th Century entomologist by the name of George Vernon. Vernon had a day job at the local post office in New Zealand. He even wrote up a proposal for his big idea […]

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Pacifica, CA and a Rather Long Story

As part of our ongoing series, we’ve been highlighting the history of the cities we work in. Today we are looking at Pacifica, California. While the city of Pacifica is only about twelve square miles, it boasts a population of 38,606 people and three fantastic beaches. It’s not all surfers, though, there’s a lot of […]

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Solar Panels: Too Good To Be True?

Whenever I have a conversation with a customer about installing Solar Panels, I like to watch the look on their faces when I start explaining all the benefits. It’s a look that says, “It’s too good to be true. There must be a catch.” The thing is, the benefits of solar paneling are that great! […]

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A Trip to Tampa for the CCN Conference

On January 9th, 2015 I headed to the East Coast for the Certified Contractors Network’s Annual Winter Conference. I stayed at the Tampa Westin Harbor Island, which was awesome, and had the chance to network with all sorts of contracting professionals, from all over the country. I even had the opportunity to moderate the “Roofing […]

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Millbrae: A Tale of Two Houses

I’m starting to feel a little bit like a tour guide with these city spotlights. But, I’m having fun! I hope you are as well! Today, let’s take a look at Millbrae, CA. The Millbrae Estate Last week (link to previous blog) I introduced you, very briefly, to Darius Ogden Mills, the founder of the […]

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San Bruno: An Abbreviated History

As part of our ongoing series, we have been spotlighting our favorite cities to work in! As a roofing company, we have the chance to travel around to all sorts of neighborhoods, cities and suburbs. Plus, we get a birds eye view of these places! I’ve noticed something about all these cities. We are lucky […]

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Mr. Roofing Voted Best of Houzz 2015!

We received some really good news recently and we are pretty excited to share it with you! We were voted Best of Houzz 2015 for Customer Service! We are so honored! Houzz, if you haven’t heard of it, is a site much like pinterest except, just for house projects of all kinds: remodeling, architecture, landscaping, […]

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How To: Hire the Right Contractor

Hiring a contractor can be a stressful thing. We hear you! Never fear, we’ve come up with a handy guide to determine which contractor you should hire. What Questions Should You Ask? Make a list of your questions before you meet with potential contractors. Here are four questions that will form a good baseline of […]

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Daly City in Two Stories

Lately, we’ve been highlighting our favorite cities where we do much of our work. I have two stories for you today. Welcome to Daly City, California. This city is considered to be the place where the first shot of the Civil War was fired. The year was 1859, just before the start of the Civil […]

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San Francisco Storm Watch

You’ve probably heard all about the sinkhole that formed with those first December rains.   Image Credit What a mess, right? It turns out all that damage was caused by water flowing from a broken storm drain line. Water can do a lot of damage. Here at Mr. Roofing, we see the damage that water […]

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