Roofing Installation Articles

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 )

Partial Roof Damage: Can a New Roof Be Installed in Stages or Sections?

September 15, 2017

From a homeowner in Texas who experienced only partial roof damage: Q. I read your post on metal over shingle and just had Hurricane Harvey further degrade my 2000 Comp roof on the west side of the house. Can I roof the West 1500 square foot with metal?  What would the top crown of a straight front composition… ( 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 )