Roofing Answers Articles

Attic Vents

June 14, 2009

Q: I have a garage in my backyard that I use as a shop and it measures about 24′ x 18′. There is no type ventilation in the roof whatsoever and it gets boiling hot in there when it’s closed up. I’m not wanting to spend a lot of money and I’m not real handy,… ( read more )

Strapping or No Strapping

June 12, 2009

Question from June in New Hampshire: Q: Greetings: – We are in the process of contacting contractors regarding the installation of a metal roof on our home and with each contractor that comes to the house we are getting more and more confused: 1. Should it be installed over the existing asphalt or strapping 2…. ( read more )

Finding a Metal Roofing Manufacturer

June 10, 2009

Q: I am very interested in having a steel roof installed on our home. We are looking at a local company that carries a manufacturer called Akzo Nobel. I did not see them listed in your manufacturers, so I was wondering if their products are any good? It says they offer a 40 year paint… ( read more )

Hot Screened-in Porch

Homeowner from Florida asked: Q: I have a typical Florida cement block ranch house(one story) with a metal roofed screen porch attached to the rear of the house (all of about 7′ high, with slope). The rear of the house faces west. Presently, I can only use the porch a few months of the year… ( read more )

Hail Damaged Roof

From a homeowner in Kansas: Q: Hi Mr. Miller, We live in Kansas where there are lots of storms and heavy wind. We have a 12-year old house with wood singles. We’ve just received allowances to replace due to hail damages a year ago. We own the house. We have had a few times bad… ( read more )

Underlayment or Not?

June 9, 2009

Craig asks: Q: Hi, I’m considering replacing the roof on my hunting camp with new tin. I was curious what to put under the tin as a underlayment. I believe there is tar paper now however someone told me I didn’t need an underlay and could just fasten it directly to to the boards. This… ( read more )