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#27 – The Energy Efficiency of Metal Roofing

Filed under: Metal Roofing 101 Series, Roofing Help Videos

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 […]

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

Filed under: Articles

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 […]

Energy Efficient Roofing

Filed under: Articles, Benefits of Metal Roofing, Home Ventilation

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 I enjoy using my 30 years of roofing industry experience to bring information to homeowners that helps them make wise decisions concerning roofing and […]

Battens or no Battens?

Filed under: Battens or No Battens, Misc, Roofing Answers, Roofing Installation

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 […]

Metal Roofs and Hot Climates

Filed under: Articles, Benefits of Metal Roofing

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 […]

Hot Attic Increases Energy Costs

Filed under: Home Ventilation, Misc, Roofing Answers

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. […]

Energy Efficiency

Filed under: Roofing Help Podcasts

Energy Efficiency One the things I often talk about is the Energy Efficiency of metal roofing. The biggest Energy Efficiency for metal roofing occurs during the summer. There’s a number of ways through which a metal roof keeps in attic naturally cooler. If you keep that attic cooler… you’re going to keep the home cooler… […]

Turbine Vents

Filed under: Home Ventilation, Misc, Roofing Answers, Roofing Installation

Q: Do i have to put turbine vents on my metal roof? A: Turbine ventss are used to vent excessive heat and moisture out of attics. There is nothing specific about a metal roof in most cases that increases the need for ventilation including turbines. However, I am a strong believer in good attic ventilation […]

Roof Color and Reflectivity

Filed under: Misc, Roofing Answers, Roofing Materials

Q: I have a question – If I go with the dark green metal roof color what does it do to reflecting the sun – will it absorb and heat the house? Thanks A: Dark colors, regardless of the type of roofing, are more absorptive of heat, than are light colors. Absorbed heat ends up […]

Attic Vents

Filed under: Home Ventilation, Misc, Roofing Answers

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, […]

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