energy efficiency Articles

#27 – The Energy Efficiency of Metal Roofing

March 31, 2017

If you’re thinking of a new roof for your home, it’s important to consider energy efficiency. Choosing a roof that will reduce your home’s energy costs is a huge ongoing benefit. Metal roofs offer energy efficiency in three ways and the important thing is that all of these ways are long lasting – they do… ( read more )

Today’s Metal Roofing? It Might Not Be What You Think

March 16, 2014

Metal roofing has a very long history in the USA as well as across the globe. Notre Dame, The Pantheon, Monticello, even the cap of the Washington Monument – all of these had some form of metal protecting them. But, while metal was originally costly and time-consuming, meaning it was used largely on various significant… ( read more )

Energy Efficient Roofing

April 28, 2012

Have you ever wondered what role your roof plays in the energy efficiency of your home? It may be much bigger than you thought! Transcript… Hi I’m Todd Miller of asktoddmiller.com. I enjoy using my 30 years of roofing industry experience to bring information to homeowners that helps them make wise decisions concerning roofing and… ( read more )

Battens or no Battens?

November 7, 2011

Greg from Florida recently sent me this question: Q: I am looking to have a metal roof installed over my existing single layer shingle roof. I have had several estimates from companies but the one difference I see is that some companies want to use purlins (battens) and others do not. Are there a advantages… ( read more )

Metal Roofs and Hot Climates

August 7, 2011

Residential metal roofing enjoys especially strong popularity in warm climates. This is because high temperatures and intense sun are especially damaging to roofing materials, prompting homeowners to seek out more durable, lasting, and energy efficient options. Let’s take a look at why metal roofing is popular in hot climates, as well as special considerations to… ( read more )

Hot Attic Increases Energy Costs

November 10, 2010

A homeowner from Alabama, recently sent me the following question: Q: I live in southern Alabama in a home that was built in 1992, The inspector while inspecting this summer said my attic was running 150 – 180 degrees and suggested that something be done. Roof is original there are wind vents and soffit vents…. ( read more )