Misc Articles

Is My House Appropriate For A Metal Roof

April 2, 2010

You’ve heard about metal roofing, it’s beauty and durability, but is it appropriate for your home? Find out in this podcast.

Will A Metal Roof Avoid Ice Dams?

February 11, 2010

This time of year I often get asked whether a metal roof can help someone avoid wintertime ice dams and the resulting damage to their roofs and homes. Generally, the answer to that question is “yes” but there are several things to keep in mind. First, any time you re-roof your home, it is an… ( read more )

Going Over Old Roofs (Roofing Weight)

December 15, 2009

Q: “I hear differing opinions on installing metal over old shingles. Can the metal be too much roofing weight on a home?” A: Most metal roofs weigh from 40 pounds per square (aluminum) up to maybe 145 (for stone coated steel). A square is 100 square feet. Asphalt shingles on the other hand weigh from… ( read more )

Can A Metal Roof Contain A Fire?

Q: “…will a fire explode out of the sides of the house rather than through the roof when a metal roof is on a home?” A: Good question. Most asphalt and fiberglass shingles get a Class A fire rating. Metal while it is extremely fire resistant to small burning embers that may land on it,… ( read more )

Metal Roofing Gauge

November 23, 2009

Q: I am looking at samples of several roofing products. Two of them claim to be 26 gauge, but they feel very different. One is clearly lighter than the other. Can I use a micrometer to test the thickness and figure out which one really is 26 gauge? Is there a chart that would tell… ( read more )

Benefits of Metal Roofing – Video

October 21, 2009