Up On The Roof

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The Top 70 Metal Roofing Facts and Figures

The summer is already here. Is your roof ready to weather the upcoming storms and wind gusts, beaming sun rays that can drive up your AC costs while putting increased load on your HVAC systems, and large hail that can literally destroy asphalt shingle on impact and is quite prevalent in many parts of the country? Did you know? A ….

Concrete Shakes & Tile: A Durable, Beautiful Choice

If you’re in the market to re-roof your home and you’re in the process of considering long-lasting materials, concrete roof tiles or shakes are simply one of the best investments you can make. While the initial cost may be higher than some other roofing materials, the fact is, concrete will last you a lifetime and that kind of benefit outweighs ….

Does a Metal Roof Attract Lightning?

Lightning is attracted to the highest point, not necessarily metal. Actually a metal roof has no greater chance of being struck by lightning than any other kind of roofing material. There are also advantages such as the fact that a metal roof is non-combustible and dissipates electrical charges so if you roof were to be hit by lightning, the metal ….

Six Choices for Your New and Improved Roof

With the variety of roofing materials available these days, here are six options to help make choosing the right one for your roofing project a little easier. 1. Roofing Material: Asphalt Shingles — Asphalt shingles are the most common roofing material seen on American homes these days. They are an inexpensive roofing option and they come in a variety of ….