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#13 – The Walkability of Metal Roofing

February 22, 2017

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 )

#11 – The Sounds of a Metal Roof

Over the past 35+ years and thousands of metal roof installations, I have received only a couple of comments about objectionable noise beneath a metal roof, and both of them were the same situation. The two homes in question were what I call “California construction” – no attic space or insulation. You’d literally look up… ( read more )

#10 – Cell Phone Reception Under Metal Roofing

February 21, 2017

Chances are that you currently use your cell phone in metal roofed buildings on a regular basis. Think of the restaurants where you eat, the stores in which you shop, your bank, your church, etc. Many of those buildings have metal roofs or metal decks beneath flat roofs. Over the years and tens of thousands… ( read more )

#8 – Increased Home Value

A common question is how much value a metal roof will add to a home. A recent study by one of the remodeling magazines reported that a high quality metal roof will immediately add about 65% of its cost to the home’s value. This number is similar to other major home improvements like kitchens and… ( read more )

#7 – Why Buy A Metal Roof?

Metal roofing, for several years now, has been one of the fastest growing segments of the home improvement industry. But why? There are so many benefits to metal roofing. Longevity, wind resistance, fire safety, resistance to streaking and staining, low weight, added home beauty and value, energy efficiency and many green benefits complete just part… ( read more )