metal Articles

Partial Roof Damage: Can a New Roof Be Installed in Stages or Sections?

September 15, 2017

From a homeowner in Texas who experienced only partial roof damage: Q. I read your post on metal over shingle and just had Hurricane Harvey further degrade my 2000 Comp roof on the west side of the house. Can I roof the West 1500 square foot with metal?  What would the top crown of a straight front composition… ( read more )

Metal Roofing and Skylights

March 25, 2014

Any type of roofing and skylights have special installation considerations to ensure water-tightness. Many homeowners ask me if they can have a skylight with their metal roof. The answer, of course, is “Yes!” but there are a few things that must be kept in mind. Folks will worry about the noise from rain hitting a… ( 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 )

Metal Roofing Prices

September 28, 2013

If you’re researching a metal roof for your home, at some point you’re bound to wonder the obvious question about what the prices of these products are. Yet, if you search for “Metal Roofing Prices,” you get very little information that is helpful. It may all even begin to feel like a sham or a… ( read more )

Please Pray For Storm Victims

May 24, 2011

My heart and prayers go out to the hundreds of thousands who have been affected by the horribly devastating tornadoes and other storms that have pummeled our country in recent weeks. I do not understand the relentlessness of these weather patterns nor the continuing destruction but I pray that, in the midst of this, somehow,… ( read more )