Boris Cardenas

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Working with Building Owners and Property Management

By Boris Cardenas | Jan 30, 2018 7:05:00 AM

When you work in any area of home improvement, it's important to build relationships and reputations. AtBRAX Roofing, working with building owners and property management is a crucial part of successfully completing any type of project. Both parties involved will benefit from creating and establishing good relationships, which ultimately makes doing work together a pleasant and smooth process.

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How to Find Roofing Contractors in Maryland and D.C.

By Boris Cardenas | Nov 2, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Homeowners naturally may feel some apprehension when hiring businesses and contractors to make repairs and renovations to their houses. After all, homes are more than just homes—they are people’s castles, the places in which owners have invested money and time and sweat, and the places where families reside and feel safe. Homeowners want the job to be done right, but the prospect of finding the right contractor can be daunting, particularly if they have dealt with bad experiences (or have been outright ripped off) before.

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4 Best Practices for Managing Apartment Construction Contractors

By Boris Cardenas | Oct 14, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Apartment management already requires a high degree of due diligence when your properties are functional and not in need of big repairs. That attention to detail multiplies when apartments do need those repairs, especially if you are hiring contractors to perform major work. Not only must the job be done right, but you are also dealing with the residents of your apartments. Unlike a commercial property for which employees can work remotely or get a brief vacation, you can’t displace dozens of residents while a key repair is made. This reality raises the diligence level and reinforces why hiring the best contractors is imperative.

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Don't DIY Roof Repairs, Let The Professionals Help!

By Boris Cardenas | Jul 29, 2016 10:30:00 AM

When it comes to your roof, you need to keep a watchful eye. Although asphalt roofs last for many years, they must withstand brutal temperatures along with 24/7 exposure to all types of weather. Because your roof undergoes wear and tear on a daily basis, it's vital to keep a watchful eye. In fact, it's the only way to make sure that if a problem arises, you are ready to tackle it with the right types of roof repairs.

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Should I Replace my Skylights When I Have My Roof Replaced? Find out the Answer

By Boris Cardenas | Jun 14, 2016 11:38:05 AM

When you are thinking about having your roof replaced, there are many things you need to consider. What type of roof material is best for my home? What will it cost? What happens to my skylights? In this blog post, we will explore the question, 'should I replace my skylights when I have my roof replaced ?'. 

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Roof Repairs: Organic Vs. Fiberglass Shingles

By Boris Cardenas | May 30, 2016 11:00:00 PM


The differences from one Montgomery County asphalt shingle roof are often significant. It is important for the homeowner to understand the difference between traditional organic shingles and modern fiberglass shingles. Once you know which type is protecting your home and possessions, you'll be in a better position to make informed decisions about roof repairs and roof replacements.

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Common Mistakes in Cedar Shake Roof Repairs

By Boris Cardenas | May 25, 2016 11:00:00 AM


Cedar shake roofs are well-known for being durable and long-lived. However, even cedar roofs will eventually need repair and replacement. While many cedar shake repairs are simple, they must be performed the right way to be effective and to avoid compromising the roof. Here are a few common mistakes homeowners (and some contractors) make when repairing cedar shake roofs.

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Roof Maintenance: Patching, Lay-over, or Replacement?

By Boris Cardenas | May 13, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Roof maintenance is an essential aspect of owning a home. Not only does it add to the aesthetic look and curb appeal of your home, but roof damage can cause all manner of structural problems if not addressed. When it comes to roof repair, there is a big decision homeowners must make – should the existing roof be repaired, should a lay-over roof be installed, or does the roof require a complete tear-off and replacement. Each option has benefits and limitations. Keep these in mind when deciding your roof replacement options:

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A TPO Flat Roof Offers Environmental Advantages

By Boris Cardenas | May 9, 2016 11:39:21 AM

Is your roof due for a green retrofit? Both commercial and residential customers value roofing materials that are better for the environment and that reduce carbon emissions. At BRAX Roofing, we often recommend GAF EverGuard TPO for environmentally friendly flat roof installations.

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