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How to Deal with Your Roof: Ice & Snow

September 10, 2021

Severe winter weather brings dangerous ice dams that accumulate on rooftops. These ice dams can damage roof systems and also allow melted snow to enter the home. They can also form dangerous icicles and ice packs on the home’s perimeter, posing a hazard to pets, people, and shrubbery. How Ice Dams Form Ice dams most… ( read more )

Hail:Metal Roofs Offer Resilience

August 16, 2021

Each year, hail storms in the United States are responsible for billions and billions of dollars of property damage. Much of that damage happens to roofs and vehicles. Insurance companies are continually taking steps to minimize their liability for hail-damaged roofs. Things like large deductibles and age pro-rating have become common. Even in high-frequency hail… ( read more )

Metal Roofing and Wind Resistance for Homeowners

July 8, 2021

Over the past few years, weather changes have brought longer and more violent storm seasons to coastal areas and further inland. Our country has responded with requirements like stricter building codes and Fortified Housing guidelines. While Mother Nature can dish out a lot, homeowners can protect their properties, families, and belongings.  Usually, after a major… ( read more )

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 )