How A Metal Roof Can Save You Money In The Short and Long-Term
When selecting a new roof to place on a building, the owner is faced with an increasing variety of roofing options. Recently, the two most popular roofing options an owner is faced with are an asphalt roof and a metal roof. While asphalt roofing remains the most popular roofing material, metal roofing has increased in. . .
How a Metal Roof Can Improve a Building’s Energy Efficiency
Year after year, professionals in the construction industry place an increasing amount of emphasis on energy efficiency. An article in the Journal of Architectural Engineering Technology informs us that the energy efficiency of a new building is slowly becoming the most important feature to determine quality. But according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient. . .
How a New Roof Can Add Value to Your Home
Every year, Americans spend billions of dollars remodeling their homes. According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University, Americans spent a record-high $361 billion on remodeling in 2016. This number increased from $340 billion in 2015, which was a 12 percent increase from the amount spent on remodeling in 2013. Because. . .
Roofing Styles and Wildfires
In numerous areas of the Pacific Northwest, 2017 is the worst wildfire season on record. In British Columbia, 2.86 million acres have succumbed to wildfires. This is the largest area ever recorded in the province. To the south, California is still burning. In October, the wine country fires that burnt northern California amassed nearly $9.4. . .
How To Protect Your Home From Wildfires
From the hurricanes that devastated Houston and the Caribbean, to the monsoons that killed more than 1,000 in southeast Asia, 2017 has certainly been a year of extreme weather. Even within an extreme year, wildfires in 2017 have been particularly devastating to the United States. Regarding the 2017 wildfire year, the Insurance Information Institute has. . .
The Importance of Snow Retention on Metal Roofs
It is important to realize the importance of snow retention on any sloped roof. In particular, metal roofs are extremely susceptible to problems with accumulating snow. When supporting a layer of snow, the panels of a metal roof may increase in temperature due to heat from the home’s attic. In turn, this can cause a. . .