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#30 – The Durability of Metal Roofing

March 31, 2017

Most people buy metal roofs for their longevity. Once a homeowner reaches the point of owning their “forever house” – the last house they will ever buy, and perhaps they even have plans to pass that house on to loved ones – it makes sense to end the crazy cycle of re-roofing every few years…. ( read more )

#27 – The Energy Efficiency of Metal Roofing

If you’re thinking of a new roof for your home, it’s important to consider energy efficiency. Choosing a roof that will reduce your home’s energy costs is a huge ongoing benefit. Metal roofs offer energy efficiency in three ways and the important thing is that all of these ways are long lasting – they do… ( read more )

#26 – Lightning and Metal Roofs

When considering a metal roof for your home, please keep in mind that while metal conducts electricity, it does not draw or attract it. Lightning hits the highest object around, regardless of whether it is metal or some other material. The Metal Construction Association, on its website, metalconstruction.org, has a great technical bulletin that explains… ( read more )

Gutters Torn Off By Snow

March 8, 2017

A nice homeowner named Lisa emailed me the following about her recent issues with the gutters on her home being torn off by sliding snow. Q: I came across an old posting of yours in which you were giving advice to a homeowner like me who had a metal roof and problems with cascading snow… ( read more )

#25 – Different Types of Coatings on Metal Roofing

February 28, 2017

Whereas high end natural metals like zinc and copper do not need any coatings, there are four basic coating options available for steel and aluminum roofs. Three of those four are paint finishes which I will review here in a bit. The other type is a stone coating. Stone coatings incorporate granules similar to those… ( read more )

#23 – Ice and Snow on Metal Roofing

I have written extensively on the subject of ice, snow, and metal roofs. To find that information, just Google for Ice dams, metal roofing, and Todd Miller. However, I want to share that I feel that the potential benefits of metal roofing in terms of helping roofs resist ice dams are often over sold. What… ( read more )