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Gutters and Metal Roofs

August 11, 2009

I was asked the following: I would like to replace my existing shingled roof with metal.How are gutters attached to maintain the integrity of the metal? Thanx My Answer: You will want to use gutters that mount to the fascia board using brackets, rather than gutters that mount to the roof.

Too Much Ventilation?

Q: I had my roof replaced 18 months ago and the roofing company found many of the boards to be rotted and moldy (even though the house had a complete reboard done only 9 years earlier). They informed me it was because I did not have enough ventilation. I had 5-6 can vents near the… ( read more )

Water Leaks

July 31, 2009

any roof system, no matter how well it may have been designed, no matter how well it was installed, has the potential to have a minor water leak. Luckily with a metal roof, it can be remedied pretty easily and quickly. Todd gives you some common things to look for if you have a water leak with your metal roof.

Energy Efficiency

July 17, 2009

Energy Efficiency One the things I often talk about is the Energy Efficiency of metal roofing. The biggest Energy Efficiency for metal roofing occurs during the summer. There’s a number of ways through which a metal roof keeps in attic naturally cooler. If you keep that attic cooler… you’re going to keep the home cooler…… ( read more )

Projections For Home Improvement Industry Very Strong

Particularly in today’s “new” economy, people often ask me how the home improvement industry is doing and what I foresee for the future. From my own company’s perspective, I can tell them that we have been blessed to stay quite busy and growing even during the past 12 months. While I know that some segments… ( read more )

Roof Algae: What Is That Stuff On My Roof?

July 8, 2009

As asphalt and fiberglass shingles age, they can sometimes develop streaks of discoloration. This is especially prevalent in damp climates or shaded areas. While these streaks are often seen as a sign of aging of the roof, they are actually biological growth. As dirt accumulates on standard shingles over time, it gets stuck in the… ( read more )