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#34 – Complex Roofs and Metal Roofing

April 26, 2017

We often get asked whether metal roofing materials are applicable for complex roof lines. Recent years have seen a move away from cookie cutter ranch and split level homes to homes where the roof lines are very cut up with different angles, hips, valleys, dormers, and so forth. Metal makes a great option for these… ( read more )

#32 – Can a Metal Roof be Repainted?

There are times when building owners become interested in repainting their current metal roofs. This may be to freshen up the building or to give it an entirely new look and color scheme. Most quality metal roofs have finishes that are warranted for 40 or more years. Repainting of course will void any warranty that… ( read more )

#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 )