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#11 – The Sounds of a Metal Roof

February 22, 2017

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 )

#6 – Green Benefits of Metal Roofing

Recent years have proven to me that homeowners are concerned about the environmental footprint they leave with their homes. Fact is, if we all do a bit more to make our lives more green, it will have a huge impact. A home’s roof is a major component of that home. It makes sense to look… ( read more )

#5 – Wind Resistance

Let’s face it. Every time a bad windstorm goes through your neighborhood, you wonder about your roof and, as soon as you can get outside, you walk around your home and take a close look at the roof. Most roofing materials depend upon gravity and possibly failure-prone sealants to hold them in place during high… ( read more )