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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 )

#35 – Condensation and Metal Roofing

April 26, 2017

I was actually in this industry for quite a few years before I really understood condensation in a building and how a metal roof might impact it. In fact, I always sort of thought that metal roofs would regularly get condensation on the back side of the panels – between the metal roof panels and… ( read more )

#34 – Complex Roofs and Metal Roofing

We often get asked whether metal roofing materials are applicable for complex roof lines. Recent years have seen a move away from cookie cutter ranch and split level homes to homes where the roof lines are very cut up with different angles, hips, valleys, dormers, and so forth. Metal makes a great option for these… ( read more )