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Roofing As An Occupation
By Herbert Sanchez
Roofing and shingles is a process whereby tiles are laid partially overlapping in an ascending manner up and along rooftops. This is done as much for style as it is for structural and architectural soundness.
Roofing and shingles is a particular occupation that specializes in roof repair and coverings. This job entails making sure that roofs are attractive as well as providing protection from the elements and increment weather. The particular conditions wherein these specialized tradesmen and women perform roofing and shingles are met with certain building and fire codes and architectural standards of the countries, states, cities, or provinces in which the job is done. Further, learning roofing and shingles, like the trade work of electricians and plumbers, requires particular knowledge and skills that must be conducted and completed correctly, otherwise the roofs could pose a hazard to those living in the house. Patching up holes and cracked wood before appropriately covering the roof securely with shingle tiles is one example of this.
Materials used for roofing and shingles vary, but everything used is sturdy and safe architecturally and health-wise. Shingles used to be made of wood, but due to growing fire and structural hazard concerns, this material is rarely or seldom considered; instead, bitumen-soaked paper covered with aggregate (asphalt) or ceramic shingles are now used for their safer and more visually appealing nature.
Roofing and shingles also used standard appending. Shingles are tacked or nailed on securely, but only where the shingle tile meets the roof; shingle tiles are never tacked or nailed at the overlap. Such a procedure would be deemed less secure (as it is more difficult to nail through multiple asphalt shingle tiles), and the appearance looks awkward. For ceramic (and occasionally with the asphalt), a heavy-bonding tar or paste is sometimes used to attach the tiles to the roof. The shingle tiles are laid in a row along the bottom edge of the roof, and each ascending row, as said, overlaps the one beneath it by about half a length of the tile. The top edge of the roof is then capped.
Roofing slates, also call ‘slate shingles,’ are also used in roofing and shingles, and are applied the same way. Because of the heavy consistency of slate, its unlikely that nails or tacks are used; instead, paste or tar seems the better choice for a bonding method.
Roofing and shingles is a meticulous and time-consuming process that must be carefully rendered for a roof to acquire that architectural appeal. Not only should know-how be necessary, but careful movement and stepping are a definite requirement as well.
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‘World’s Best Job’ Winner Ben Southall Reveals Strategy: The Jackrabbit Factor

Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) May 8, 2009

In a May 6 interview with the winner of the ‘World’s Best Job’, CTV’s Canada AM news personality Jeff Hutcheson listens as Ben Southall and his girlfriend Breanna Watkins from Vancouver explain how they used principles from a book called, ‘The Jackrabbit Factor’ to obtain their success.

Jeff surprised Breanna by taking a tangent from the interview’s primary topic to ask, “Breanna … what is the Jackrabbit Effect?”

Taken aback by the unexpected question, Breanna laughed, ”It’s a book called ‘The Jackrabbit Factor’ …and it’s basically writing a goal on paper as if you already have the goal. So we both wrote out about a page and a half long goal of having this job as if we already have it, and saying how amazing it is and how happy we are together, and just being on Hamilton Island and enjoying life there in Australia. So that’s what ‘The Jackrabbit Factor’ is all about, so,” she continued, “you could say we drew it to us.”

Jeff turned his attention to Ben. “What was the last thing you did before you went in to the interview?”

”I got my piece of paper, I did exactly as I did last night before I went to bed, I read the thing from top to bottom, I stood there looking out the balcony window, and I read it exactly again, I left it on the bed…” Ben continued, “I came back here after it all happened, and I thought, this thing actually works, she’s got something here, this girl, I’m sure she has.”

Ben apparently referred to the author of the book, Leslie Householder.

Jeff mused, “You know, sales for that ‘Jackrabbit Effect’ I’m sure are going to go through the roof.”

Even though the actual title of the book is ‘The Jackrabbit Factor’ and not ‘The Jackrabbit Effect’, the fundamental meaning was not lost in the reporter’s mistake.

As expected, with the release of the news clip, sales for the book increased, perhaps as eager readers hoped to learn how to obtain a dream job of their own. ‘The Jackrabbit Factor’ story follows down-and-out Richard and Felicity Goodman as they discover how to access, recognize, and trust their instinct for goal-achieving success.

When asked ”What is your task now?” Ben explained, ”To really act as an ambassador for tourism in Queensland… to try and take on board everything they’ve got to offer, and sell it to the world. That’s what I’m here to do.”

In this tough economy, the good news is that job-hunting and other goal-seeking readers don’t even have to buy the book. That’s because ‘The Jackrabbit Factor’ is available as a free (PDF) download.

In the months to come, maybe Queensland will experience a surge of tourists who read the book and use the principles it teaches to achieve a dream vacation in the same Australian paradise that Ben and Breanna will soon call ‘home’.

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