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Roofing Materials: Is Polymer Roofing Right for Your Home?

January 2, 2018

My experience in the specialty residential roofing industry goes back to the early 1980s when I was working summers during high school and college in the factory my father had started. I started working for the company, now Isaiah Industries, full time in 1986 and have never looked back. While we have always been a… ( read more )

To Vent or Not to Vent a Metal Roof

October 2, 2017

Proper ventilation meets a trend toward total attic conditioning. A homeowner asks whether or not to vent a new metal roof as it is installed…

Hurricane Harvey Texas Coast Report: Roofing Material Performance

September 23, 2017

I visited Houston and Texas coastal areas shortly after Hurricane Harvey’s devestation in September, 2017. This eye-witness report on  roofing material performance in storm conditions can help homeowners in other areas prone to strong winds and rain prepare for the protection of their homes. I had the opportunity this week to visit the Texas gulf… ( read more )

Ice Dams and Metal Roofing

May 29, 2017

Todd from Washington recently asked me this question about ice dams and metal roofing: Q: We bought and moved into our house in January. The neighborhood is in a mountain setting and gets a lot of snow. We are new to the area and didn’t really know anything about ice dams. A few weeks after… ( read more )

4 Types of Vertical Seam Metal Roofs

May 22, 2017

I often get asked about the different types of vertical seam metal roofs. Common questions surround the differences between them, and what would make one more appropriate for a particular application than another. I will explain the four different types of vertical seam and standing seam roofs here, in order of my perceived quality starting at… ( read more )

#36 – Cost Analysis of a Metal Roof

May 3, 2017

As a building products manufacturer, there are few things that we can do to help you control the cost of living but we can help you control the cost of maintaining your home. Re-roofing a home every 12 – 20 years depending upon your climate does not have to be a way of life. A… ( read more )