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Hurricane Harvey Texas Coast Report: Roofing Material Performance

Filed under: Articles, Metal Roofing, Roofing Materials

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 […]

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

Filed under: Metal Roofing, Roof Repair, Roofing Answers, Roofing Installation

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 […]

My Own Metal Roofing Story

Filed under: Articles, Benefits of Metal Roofing

While I normally try to keep this website focused on answering questions about metal roofing and its benefits, I want to take a moment to share my own metal roofing story. I think it is an interesting one and I hope you will agree. My wife and I bought our current home in 1994. We […]

How To Determine If You Need A New Roof

Filed under: Misc, Roof Repair, Roofing Answers

I frequently get asked by homeowners for suggestions on how they can determine if this is the year when they need to re-roof their home. That’s a good question and I suspect that, with the tough winter that much of the country has had including lots of ice dams and snow and rain troubles, many […]

What To Think About When You Buy A New Roof

Filed under: Articles, Misc

Todd Miller was recently interviewed by the Metal Roofing Alliance and asked what homeowners should consider when buying a new roof…

Low-Pitch Roofing

Filed under: Misc, Roofing Answers, Roofing Installation

Q: We are re-roofing our Colorado mountain cabin. There is a large portion of the roof that is virtually flat and has, historically, been the source of much leakage. It was covered a year ago by new asphalt. We are now planning to install a metal roof. Is metal a good choice for this low-pitch […]

Going Over Old Roofs (Roofing Weight)

Filed under: Benefits of Metal Roofing, Misc, Roofing Answers, Roofing Installation

Q: “I hear differing opinions on installing metal over old shingles. Can the metal be too much roofing weight on a home?” A: Most metal roofs weigh from 40 pounds per square (aluminum) up to maybe 145 (for stone coated steel). A square is 100 square feet. Asphalt shingles on the other hand weigh from […]

Install Over Low Slope Torch Down Roof

Filed under: Misc, Roofing Answers, Roofing Installation

Q: I have a 1950’s home that is in need of new roof (estimated year left on old, very low slope torch down roof). I am interested in placing a metal roof on the home and am curious if it possible to install over the existing torch down assuming there are no leaks and sheathing […]

Cedar Shake Replacement

Filed under: Misc, Roofing Answers, Roofing Installation

Q: I currently have a Cedar Shake shingle roof that is some twenty years old. Im considering having a metal shingle style roof installed. My concern is the under lay, and future repair to metal shingles. Is it appropriate to install the metal shingles over the cedar shingles? Once a metal shingle roof is installed […]

Install Metal Over Old Shingles

Filed under: Misc, Roofing Answers, Roofing Installation

Q: I was given a quote to install a metal roof over the existing shingles. The shingles are very curled on parts of the roof. Is this an issue? The installer stated the curls would break off when they are walking on it during the installation. A: I suggest two things. 1) Always a layer […]

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