Beat The Weather With Metal Roofing

Weather in the United States varies greatly from state to state. Everything from heavy sun rays to hurricanes is not unusual. As a result, it is important when you to choose a roof that will be able to withstand whatever nature brings you. 

One type of roofing that is very popular is metal which comes in various styles and often is more beneficial than asphalt. 

Fire Resistance

Metal roofing is noncombustible and has a Class A fire rating. In some cases, this can reduce a building’s fire insurance. This type of roofing is especially important in heavily wooded areas. It is highly resistant to wind-blown embers which can become embedded in other types of roofing.  Continue reading “Beat The Weather With Metal Roofing”

All About Commercial Metal Roofing

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Commercial roofing has greatly improved over the past few years. Today the most popular type of roofing for businesses, hospitals and other locations is metal roofing.

Types of Metal Roofing

A very popular type of metal roofing is called standing seam. This type of panel roofing is available in four types: symmetrical lock seams, double lock seams, and one or two piece snap-lock interlock. They are lightweight, available in a variety of colors and can last up to 60 years. Rib steel paneling is also available.  Continue reading “All About Commercial Metal Roofing”

What Roof Is Right For Your House?

Today’s roofing market offers a wide range of choices when it comes to one’s roof. There are asphalt, shingles, shakes, metal, tile and slate. There are also imitation asphalt, tile and slate. A wide range of colors is also available.

The overall effect you want is the first thing to be considered when choosing a roof. After that, the price will probably be a dominating factor when making a choice. 
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Making the Most of Roof Colors and Energy Savings

Roofs for homes and businesses require a lot of consideration. This includes cost, materials, energy and colors. Today many locations are finding unique patterns and colors for roofing that was not available in previous years. Additional things to consider, when choosing roofing material, are the climate, the roofing material design and the architectural design of your home or business.

Why Weather is Important When Choosing Your Roof

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Many times, when a person needs a new roof they have two things in mind: the price and the color. However, it is equally as important to consider the type of weather where you live and what material would best suit the situation. 

Heavy Winds

Heavy winds are especially bad on a roof when light asphalt shingles are used. Actual high wind resistance also involves the method of installation. In order to receive the most wind resistance on a roof, it is important that the entire assembly is geared toward this purpose. This begins with the structural deck and includes the insulation/board layers, the membrane and the surface covering. Flat roofs are often the best in this kind of situation as long as they are insulated properly with an EPDM or TPO membrane and there typically isn’t large amounts of precipitation to create ponding.

Looking at 2018 Roofing Trends

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As one of the most important parts of any building, when a new roof is needed, it is important to be aware of any new roofing products on the market. The following are some of the hottest 2018 roofing offerings. 

ARCHITECTURAL ASPHALT SHINGLES

Asphalt shingles have proven themselves throughout the years. They are durable, colorful and can handle any kind of weather. Today architectural shingles, made of asphalt, have become extremely popular. As a rule, these shingles have a three-dimensional construction and design creating a shadow line with more than one thickness. This presents the impression of a wood or slate shake.

How to Choose a Good Roof

When it comes to putting on a roof there are many different types available. Naturally, one wants to put on a roof that looks good, is long lasting and will not incur constant repair problems. Things to consider include:

• Will it fit the architecture of your home?

• Will the color last?

• What is the cost?

• What kind of warranty does it have?

• Finding a reliable roof installer

Today’s market offers wooden shingle/shakes, tile, metal, slate, copper and asphalt which are available in a variety of designs. 

Simple Roof Repair Prevents a New Roof Installation

Many times a home or business owner does not realize they have a damaged roof. This may be caused by extreme heat, storms, excessive snow, accumulated moss, or other things. Usually the first indications are stained walls, a moldy smell and excessive moisture in the attic. Failure to take care of a damaged roof can lead to excessive expenses.

One way to avoid this problem is to have periodic roof inspections. This means that often a simple repair can help you avoid excessive damage that could even lead to a complete roof replacement. Businesses and home owners, alike, have found that this is the smart way to make sure their roof is in good condition prior to the type of weather that can cause excessive damage.

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