Roofing Help Articles

Cost of a New Roof? Insider Advice for Today’s Difficult Market

March 24, 2021

If you are making plans to buy a new roof for your home this year or build a new home, you will likely find the construction industry in disarray and navigating many changes. The cost of a new roof is rising, and the delays are frustrating. My goal with this article is to provide you… ( read more )

Metal Roofing:Mobile Home Owners Have Questions

September 30, 2020

Most contractors do not understand the installation and benefits of metal roofing for a mobile home. These good folks shared their challenges, and perhaps you’ve encountered the same. The ASK: We live in a mobile home. Today, we had two contractors tell us two different things regarding the installation of a metal roof on my… ( read more )

2 Homes: Different roofing problems with similar solutions

February 27, 2020

I want to share with you stories of two interesting homes I visited in late February to assess their roofing problems. Both are in Indiana, and both are situations where the homeowner and contractor are very concerned about mold and mildew inside the homes. They asked me to come and take a look, help triage… ( read more )

Rust: Steel Roofing Can Be Protected

August 7, 2019

Steel roofing can offer certain desirable attributes for some homes, and often at a lower price point. But how do you keep a ferrous metal like steel from rusting? 1. Protect cut edges 2. Buy the right quality of steel 3. Ensure that a steel roof is right for your environment Cut Edge Protection for… ( read more )

Exposed Fasteners: Leaking or Condensation?

May 20, 2017

I am not a huge fan of exposed fasteners for roofs on residential applications. Probably 80% of the questions I receive about problems with metal roofs pertain to these types of panels. That said, I am happy to help when I can. I recently received the following question from Jane: Q. I noticed my inside… ( read more )

#37 – Fasteners and Metal Roofing

May 3, 2017

When investigating a metal roof for your home, you’re likely to hear about exposed fasteners and concealed fasteners. The terms are self-explanatory, but which is better? Some metal roofs are designed so that all of the screw heads are exposed. They are visible and exposed to the weather. Other products are designed with concealed fastening… ( read more )