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Roof Replacement After A Storm

May 26, 2011

While I have had a long and fun career in the roofing industry, nothing breaks my heart more than when the roofing market is stimulated by the results of devastating and destructive weather patterns. Between snow, ice, wind, and hail storms, we have seen far too much bad weather in recent weeks and months. The… ( read more )

Snow, Ice Dams, and Metal Roofing

February 3, 2011

I was looking recently at my website statistics and one thing popped up clearly – folks are really searching for information on roof ice dams and also metal roofing as a possible solution to ice damming. This has been a tough winter with snow and ice in areas of the country that do not normally… ( read more )

Will A Metal Roof Avoid Ice Dams?

February 11, 2010

This time of year I often get asked whether a metal roof can help someone avoid wintertime ice dams and the resulting damage to their roofs and homes. Generally, the answer to that question is “yes” but there are several things to keep in mind. First, any time you re-roof your home, it is an… ( read more )

Ice and Snow?

February 10, 2010

In many areas of the country, this has been a horrible winter for ice and snow. While this situation is a homeowner’s nightmare, it will keep roofing contractors very busy in the Spring.

Check out my podcast on ice dams. It will help you understand why ice and snow ends up being so damaging to roofs.