December 3rd National Roof Over Your Head Day

You don’t realize just how important your roof is until you get a leak or even worse, don;t have one at all. Today is a day to celebrate your roof and celebrate you have a place that has a roof. There are many who do not.

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There are a lot of things you can do with your roof, or on your roof. Adding solar panels can help you save energy and reduce the emissions into the atmosphere by drawing less energy from the grid.  They can even help you during power outages.

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A roof keeps you dry, warm (or cool) and keep some falling items from hitting you as they tumble back to earth. They keep the sun out of your eyes and your possessions from rotting away long before they should.

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But the main point in celebrating today is for those who don’t have a roof at all. They are subjected to the cold, heat and rain or snow. Imagine having no place to go when it storms or getting caught out in the cold with no way of protecting yourself. Just go out when it gets to be twenty degrees outside without a coat. Stay there for as long as you can stand it before you get yourself back under a roof.

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I love animals. Anybody who reads any of my blogs knows that. But it is odd when we make sure our dogs, cats and other pets have a roof over their heads but not a fellow human-being. My dog and cats stay in the house and it makes me feel bad I do not do more to help protect a man or woman who does not live as well as my pets.

How to celebrate – Help provide shelter for those in need. Take care of the roof you have. Get a roof inspection.

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