Roofing Installation Articles

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 )

Metal Roof Installation and Roof Performance

November 11, 2019

Installation is an Overriding Factor in Roof Performance When it comes to the successful performance of a roofing system, proper installation is more important than anything else. But, when it comes to buying a metal roof, proper installation can be the hardest thing to find. Horror stories about improperly-installed metal roofs and disappointed customers abound… ( read more )

10 Critical Questions:Your Roof or Other Home Improvement Warranties

September 25, 2019

Here’s a BIG question for consumers working on home improvement warranties and others related to renovation, or building projects: Can the right product warranty ensure the right quality? I think strong product and installation warranties do help inform consumers about a product’s quality. A strong and authentic warranty enables you to gain confidence in your… ( 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 )

Are All Metal Roofs Created Equal? 8 Factors that Determine Quality

July 5, 2019

  Something is weighing heavily on me these days. It’s the lack of education and depth of knowledge of many, if not most, roofing contractors. I had a contractor send me an email recently and, while I am paraphrasing a bit, here’s what he asked me: “All of this talk you make about different types… ( read more )

Condensation: It’s Raining in My Attic!

December 10, 2018

As someone who helps thousands of homeowners each year with their roofing questions and concerns, I can depend on one thing like clockwork. Every spring and fall, I will field many calls and emails from desperate, scared, and frustrated homeowners who are exclaiming “I had a metal roof installed, and now it’s raining in my… ( read more )