Roofing Information...

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 )

Metal Roofing and Saltwater

Q: I have a waterfront house on the gulf in Florida. I need a new roof I was thinking about a metal roof but with the saltwater close by would this be a mistake? A: Many of today’s residential metal roofs have coatings that help tremendously with corrosion resistance. This is done with zinc and… ( read more )

Energy Tax Credit

June 8, 2009

UPDATE… The 25C federal tax credit for reflective roofing is set to expire at the end of 2016. It appears unlikely that any actions will be taken by congress before the end of the year to continue it into 2017. Energy Tax Credit Right now is a great time to buy a metal roof. “Why?”… ( read more )