re-roofing Articles

Cost of a New Roof? Insider Advice for Today’s Difficult Market

March 24, 2021

If you are making plans to buy a new roof for your home this year or build a new home, you will likely find the construction industry in disarray and navigating many changes. The cost of a new roof is rising, and the delays are frustrating. My goal with this article is to provide you… ( read more )

Metal Roof Installation and Roof Performance

November 11, 2019

Installation is an Overriding Factor in Roof Performance When it comes to the successful performance of a roofing system, proper installation is more important than anything else. But, when it comes to buying a metal roof, proper installation can be the hardest thing to find. Horror stories about improperly-installed metal roofs and disappointed customers abound… ( read more )

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 )

Does Your Roofing Contractor Do These 9 Things?

April 5, 2018

There are few things in life we can do that can either go fabulously well or miserably wrong. Most things land someplace in the middle. One of those things that can be great or horrible is hiring a contractor. Use this simple list to help you choose a roofing contractor that has your best interests… ( read more )

Hurricane Harvey Texas Coast Report: Roofing Material Performance

September 23, 2017

I visited Houston and Texas coastal areas shortly after Hurricane Harvey’s devestation in September, 2017. This eye-witness report on  roofing material performance in storm conditions can help homeowners in other areas prone to strong winds and rain prepare for the protection of their homes. I had the opportunity this week to visit the Texas gulf… ( read more )

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 )