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Your Roof: Fire Resistance and Fire Ratings Explained

June 15, 2021

Every summer sees its share of devastating wildfires threatening or consuming residential developments. But, if there’s any glimmer of hope from these tragedies, building science is developing better fire-safe ways to build homes. In particular, scientists have devoted effort to keep burning embers from entering homes through air vents, soffits, and walls. And, of course,… ( read more )

Cost of a New Roof? Insider Advice for Today’s Difficult Market

March 24, 2021

If you are making plans to buy a new roof for your home this year or build a new home, you will likely find the construction industry in disarray and navigating many changes. The cost of a new roof is rising, and the delays are frustrating. My goal with this article is to provide you… ( read more )

2 Homes: Different roofing problems with similar solutions

February 27, 2020

I want to share with you stories of two interesting homes I visited in late February to assess their roofing problems. Both are in Indiana, and both are situations where the homeowner and contractor are very concerned about mold and mildew inside the homes. They asked me to come and take a look, help triage… ( read more )

Reducing Home Maintenance Costs: Metal Roofing

January 15, 2020

Wise homeowners consider the total lifetime cost of any investment in home maintenance and improvement. Reducing home maintenance costs for the long-run, no matter how long you plan to live in your home, is always the right decision. I was recently asked to contribute to an article about saving seniors money with exterior home improvement… ( read more )

Tariffs: 5 Ways to Avoid Rising Costs on Consumer Products

August 27, 2019

As the leader of a 2nd generation “All American Made” USA manufacturer, I share my thoughts on how consumers can avoid tariff war worries. Tariffs are becoming a way of life and, realistically, there is no way for consumers to 100% avoid being impacted by them. Even many “Made in America” products incorporate offshore raw… ( read more )

How Do You Find a Roofing Contractor Who Knows What They Are Doing?

May 3, 2018

Thinking of a metal roof for your home? The big question is how do you find a roofing contractor who knows what they’re doing? Beyond getting a list of contractors, how do you select the best contractor? Metal roofing is still very much a specialty product. Like anything, if it’s not properly installed, you will… ( read more )