metal roof Articles

Condensation: It’s Raining in My Attic!

December 10, 2018

As someone who helps thousands of homeowners each year with their roofing questions and concerns, I can depend on one thing like clockwork. Every spring and fall, I will field many calls and emails from desperate, scared, and frustrated homeowners who are exclaiming “I had a metal roof installed, and now it’s raining in my… ( read more )

How Do You Find a Roofing Contractor Who Knows What They Are Doing?

May 3, 2018

Thinking of a metal roof for your home? The big question is how do you find a roofing contractor who knows what they’re doing? Beyond getting a list of contractors, how do you select the best contractor? Metal roofing is still very much a specialty product. Like anything, if it’s not properly installed, you will… ( read more )

Metal Roof: Battens or No Battens for Installation?

April 27, 2016

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… ( read more )

Metal Roofing and Leaving Your Home to the Next Generation

April 26, 2013

I am frequently asked the following questions: “Is a metal roof right for me?” and “Is a metal roof right for my home?” Those questions then lead to an interesting exchange in which I ask about the home and also about the homeowner’s needs. One question I always ask is “How long do you plan… ( read more )

Exposed Fastener Metal Roofing: Is It Standing Seam?

April 6, 2013

I get a lot of questions about exposed fastener metal roofing. Also called “screw-through” metal roofing or sometimes “channel drain”, these are rollformed products that are vertically oriented on the roof. They have some sort of corrugated wave or rib pattern formed into the panels. Some common names to the corrugated patterns are “R Panel,”… ( read more )

Metal Roof Contract Consulting

March 24, 2013

If you are considering signing a contract to have a metal roof installed on your home, let me put my years of metal roofing experience to use and provide you with real world advice that leads to a good metal roofing contract decision. I frequently answer metal roofing questions free of charge. Many times each… ( read more )