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#17 – Flared Gables

February 23, 2017

Every once in awhile, we run into buildings that have flared gables. You can recognize these situations because the ridge or peak of the roof is wider than the base of the roof. These are also often called flying gables. These gables must be handled very carefully with metal roofs. Any debris which ends up… ( read more )

#16 – Snow Guards

We often get asked about the use of snow guards or snow fences on roofs. Fact is, if the sun comes out and there is a layer of snow on a metal roof, that snow will likely slide quickly at some point. Radiant heat from the sun passes through the snow load and strikes the… ( read more )

#15 – Low Weight of Metal Roofing

February 22, 2017

Metal offers a surprisingly low weight roofing option. Aluminum weighs about a half pound per square foot while steel weighs around a pound depending upon the exact product. This compares to 3 – 4 pounds for asphalt shingles and as many as 15 – 20 pounds for tile roofing. Lower weight roofing materials make sense… ( read more )

#14 – Hail on Metal Roofing

The heavily-textured beauty of our metal shingle roofing systems adds strength and prepares them to take whatever Mother Nature dishes out including hail. Our warranty provides specific hail protection against finish damage and leaking due to hail, no matter the size of the hail stones. Additionally, unlike most other roofing materials, metal does not lose… ( read more )

#13 – The Walkability of Metal Roofing

Metal roofs can be walked upon. And, what’s more important, they are just as walkable when they are 30 or 50 or more years old as when they are new. That is not the case with other roofing materials. Depending upon the exact style of metal roof you choose, there may be different instructions in… ( read more )

#12 – Attic Vents on Metal Roofing

For most homes, attic ventilation is critical. It helps avoid unhealthy high moisture levels which can result in condensation and even mold. It also helps reduce home heat gain and air conditioning costs in warm weather. And it plays a huge role in avoiding winter rooftop ice dams in northern climates. So, yes, your metal… ( read more )