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Metal Roof Contract Consulting

March 24, 2013

If you are considering signing a contract to have a metal roof installed on your home, let me put my years of metal roofing experience to use and provide you with real world advice that leads to a good metal roofing contract decision. I frequently answer metal roofing questions free of charge. Many times each… ( read more )

Home Shows

March 10, 2013

Spring Home Show season is upon us and you may find yourself looking for a metal roof at one. I am hearing of record attendance at many shows. Contractors across the country are telling me that they have huge backlogs and are expecting 2013 to be a very active year with more and more homeowners… ( read more )

Tax Credit For Energy Efficient Roofing

January 11, 2013

The federal tax credit for energy efficient roofing (reflective Energy Star-rated metal roofs) was renewed for 2013 as part of the Fiscal Cliff deal. Homeowners who choose the appropriate roofs are eligible for tax credits of 10% of the value of their roofing materials. This is a part of other energy efficiency tax credits, all… ( read more )

Mansard Roof Solutions

September 22, 2012

Mansard roofs present very unique challenges to property owners and to contractors. Oftentimes a true architectural focus of the building, mansard roofs are near-vertical roofs that cover the top portion of a building. In many cases, a low slope roof covers the building above the mansard. I have found that metal shingles are often a… ( read more )

Fire Protection Provided By Metal Roofing

August 18, 2012

The summer of 2012 has seen a drought hold much of the United States. And, when hot and dry weather prevails, unfortunate wildfires will grab hold and spread, destroying everything in their paths. Well, almost everything. ABC News recently has done a couple of stories which have shown metal roofs providing fire protection. Metal roofing… ( read more )

Wind-Damaged Roofing Repair or Solution?

July 4, 2012

Wind and hail storms have damaged roofs in many areas of the country in recent weeks. This has left homeowners who felt that they had years of service left in their roofs frustrated as they face insurance claims and extensive repairs or replacement due to wind-damaged roofing. Furthermore, even if repairs are possible, the damages… ( read more )