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Metal Roof: Battens or No Battens for Installation?

Filed under: Articles, Battens or No Battens, Roofing Installation

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 and Leaving Your Home to the Next Generation

Filed under: Metal Roofing, Roofing Answers

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 […]

Exposed Fastener Metal Roofing: Is It Standing Seam?

Filed under: A Little History, Metal Roofing, Roofing Answers

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,” […]

Metal Roof Contract Consulting

Filed under: Articles

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 […]

Home Shows

Filed under: Articles

Spring Home Show season is upon us and you may find yourself looking for a metal roof at one. I am hearing of record attendance at many shows. Contractors across the country are telling me that they have huge backlogs and are expecting 2013 to be a very active year with more and more homeowners […]

Buying A New Roof Video Series – Parts 4 and 5

Filed under: Articles, Misc

I am producing a series of informative Youtube videos for homeowners who are anticipating buying a new roof. Filled with “insider information” based upon my 30+ years of experience, these videos tell homeowners how to follow a specific process to ensure that they end up with a roofing system which meets the needs of themselves […]

Replacing Your Roof Due To Hail Damage

Filed under: Articles, Roof Repair

Spring 2011 has started off like a lion in many areas of the country. In fact, some of the most severe weather has been in areas that normally don’t see hail and tornadoes to this great of an extent. States like North and Saouth Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Iowa, and Wisconsin have been hit especially […]

Ridge Vents and 2nd Floor Conversions

Filed under: Home Ventilation, Misc, Roofing Answers

A homeowner from Tennessee wrote and asked me: Q: I have ridge vents for a metal roof that I had installed this past year. To prevent wasps and leaves from coming in, the roofer told me he’d put metal screens in the vent. However, a man he sent over put in a black foam that […]

Choosing A Metal Roof

Filed under: Roofing Help Podcasts

Find out what to look for, and what things to watch out for when choosing a metal roof for your home.

Can a Metal Roof Reduce Energy Bills? – Video

Filed under: Articles, Misc

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