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Attic Vents

June 14, 2009

Q: I have a garage in my backyard that I use as a shop and it measures about 24′ x 18′. There is no type ventilation in the roof whatsoever and it gets boiling hot in there when it’s closed up. I’m not wanting to spend a lot of money and I’m not real handy,… ( read more )

Cool Roofs Tax Credit

June 12, 2009

Q: What is the different between the Energy Star and other steel roofs. They are giving you 30 percent of your taxes. A: Some metal roofs have reflective coatings and are listed on the Energy Star website. These products, if installed this year or next, are eligible for a federal tax credit of 30% of… ( read more )

Finding a Metal Roofing Manufacturer

June 10, 2009

Q: I am very interested in having a steel roof installed on our home. We are looking at a local company that carries a manufacturer called Akzo Nobel. I did not see them listed in your manufacturers, so I was wondering if their products are any good? It says they offer a 40 year paint… ( read more )

Hot Screened-in Porch

Homeowner from Florida asked: Q: I have a typical Florida cement block ranch house(one story) with a metal roofed screen porch attached to the rear of the house (all of about 7′ high, with slope). The rear of the house faces west. Presently, I can only use the porch a few months of the year… ( read more )

Hail Damaged Roof

From a homeowner in Kansas: Q: Hi Mr. Miller, We live in Kansas where there are lots of storms and heavy wind. We have a 12-year old house with wood singles. We’ve just received allowances to replace due to hail damages a year ago. We own the house. We have had a few times bad… ( read more )

Cold Air Entering Through Vents

June 9, 2009

Len from Canada asks: Q: We have just moved into a new home and the draft coming through the fans in the bathroom and kitchen fan is terrible. I have new vent covers placed on the eaves through, but still the cold air is entering the fan. We get a lot of wind so the… ( read more )