February 10, 2010
In many areas of the country, this has been a horrible winter for ice and snow. While this situation is a homeowner’s nightmare, it will keep roofing contractors very busy in the Spring. Check out my podcast on ice dams. It will help you understand why ice and snow ends up being so damaging to roofs.
February 8, 2010
Ice dams on your roof can be very dangerous. It can lead to leaks, and in time, roof damage. Find out why ice dams occur, and how to prevent ice dams from happening.
December 15, 2009
Q: “…will a fire explode out of the sides of the house rather than through the roof when a metal roof is on a home?” A: Good question. Most asphalt and fiberglass shingles get a Class A fire rating. Metal while it is extremely fire resistant to small burning embers that may land on it,… ( read more )
November 23, 2009
Q: I am looking at samples of several roofing products. Two of them claim to be 26 gauge, but they feel very different. One is clearly lighter than the other. Can I use a micrometer to test the thickness and figure out which one really is 26 gauge? Is there a chart that would tell… ( read more )
October 26, 2009
Maintaining a Metal Roof Over my years in the metal roofing industry homeowners will frequently contact me after they’ve had their metal roof installed and say “Wow I love it it looks great! What do I need to do in order to maintain it?” Well, I’m glad to say that in most cases there is… ( read more )