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Roofing Materials: Is Polymer Roofing Right for Your Home?

Filed under: Roofing Materials

My experience in the specialty residential roofing industry goes back to the early 1980s when I was working summers during high school and college in the factory my father had started. I started working for the company, now Isaiah Industries, full time in 1986 and have never looked back. While we have always been a […]


To Vent or Not to Vent a Metal Roof

Filed under: Home Ventilation,Metal Roofing

Proper ventilation meets a trend toward total attic conditioning. A homeowner asks whether or not to vent a new metal roof as it is installed…


Hurricane Harvey Texas Coast Report: Roofing Material Performance

Filed under: Articles,Metal Roofing,Roofing Materials

I visited Houston and Texas coastal areas shortly after Hurricane Harvey’s devestation in September, 2017. This eye-witness report on  roofing material performance in storm conditions can help homeowners in other areas prone to strong winds and rain prepare for the protection of their homes. I had the opportunity this week to visit the Texas gulf […]


4 Types of Vertical Seam Metal Roofs

Filed under: Metal Roofing,Roofing Materials

I often get asked about the different types of vertical seam metal roofs. Common questions surround the differences between them, and what would make one more appropriate for a particular application than another. I will explain the four different types of vertical seam and standing seam roofs here, in order of my perceived quality starting at […]


#21 – How to Clean a Metal Roof

Filed under: Metal Roofing 101 Series

Painted metal roofs, especially those with the industry leading PVDF finishes which are sold under the Kynar and Hylar trade names, are very resistant to streaking and staining from atmospheric fungus and subsequent biological growth. However, some climates will eventually cause mildew or other things to grow on just about any surface, even glass. Additionally, […]


What Sort Of Roof Is Best For You? Free Online Roofing Needs Profiler!

Filed under: Articles

I often get asked by homeowners about roofing needs. Most often I hear “What sort of roofing material would be best for me and my home?” When I get asked this question, I end up asking them a lot of questions about their home, its construction, the weather in their area, and their goals and […]


Metal Roof: Battens or No Battens for Installation?

Filed under: Articles

Q: Can a metal roof be installed over my existing shingles without the use of battens? This great question comes from Edward C., a homeowner who plans to have a new metal roof installed over the aging, existing shingles on his single story home. Thanks, Edward, for allowing me to share our correspondence on this […]


Metal Roofing Guage and Thickness Explained

Filed under: Articles,Metal Roofing Gauge

A common question I receive from homeowners concerns what metal roofing guage they should purchase. While those who ask this are hoping for a simple answer such as “only purchase 26 gauge,” the answer is never nearly that simple. Below I will share my thoughts on what sort of metal thickness (or gauge) is best […]


Remove Roof Shingles Before Installing a Metal Roof?

Filed under: Articles

I frequently am asked whether homeowners and contractors should remove roof shingles from a home’s roof before a new metal roof is installed. My answer often surprises people. However, it is based upon experience with tens of thousands of installations over many years. My Experience The vast majority of installations of the metal roofing systems […]


Metal Roofing and Skylights

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Any type of roofing and skylights have special installation considerations to ensure water-tightness. Many homeowners ask me if they can have a skylight with their metal roof. The answer, of course, is “Yes!” but there are a few things that must be kept in mind. Folks will worry about the noise from rain hitting a […]


About Me

My expertise comes from 30 years of experience in metal roofing manufacturing. As president of Isaiah Industries, based in Piqua Ohio, I run several of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential metal roofing; Classic Metal Roofing Systems, Kassel & Irons, and Green American Home. My personal goal is to educate homeowners of the long-life benefits of metal roofing.

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