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Tips on How To Paint a Metal Roof

Tips on How To Paint a Metal Roof

Contrary to popular belief, metal roofing can be painted just like any other type of material. In fact, by following the proper protocols, you can get even better results than you would’ve hoped. However, despite this, the process itself can still be a bit confusing. So, use these tips on how to paint a metal ... Read more ...
The Challenge: How to Get a New Roof in 2021

The Challenge: How to Get a New Roof in 2021

If you’ve been thinking about buying a new roof, you may be experiencing problems affecting the construction and home improvement industry right now. Roofing products, materials, and even labor can be hard to find. Over the past year, factories have faced temporary shutdowns, installers have moved to other professions, and demand has increased. During this ... Read more ...
Does a Metal Roof Need Battens

Does a Metal Roof Need Battens

Battens are commonplace in homes that use standard asphalt shingle roofing materials. However, there are a number of additional roof types on the market, and not all of them are as compatible with these structures. If you’re looking to install a metal roof, specifically, it can be difficult to tell whether including them would be ... Read more ...
New Roof Survival Guide for the 7%

New Roof Survival Guide for the 7%

If you belong to one of the 7% of American households in need of a new roof, finding the right roof may be challenging. It may have been a decade or more since you’ve had to think about a roof, much less research your options, or find a contractor you can trust.  You might call ... Read more ...
What To Do if Your Metal Roof Rusted

What To Do if Your Metal Roof Rusted

Unfortunately, while metal roofs are among the strongest and most durable models on the market, even they can suffer some form of damage. Often times, this is rust. Rust develops as a result of a chemical reaction between oxidized iron, water, and air. With enough time, susceptible components can become fully engulfed and weakened by ... Read more ...
Does Metal Roofing Need an Underlayment?

Does Metal Roofing Need an Underlayment?

Metal roofs are different from standard asphalt shingles in several different ways. They’re sleeker, more protective, and generally provide greater cost efficiency. However, metal roofs are also often associated with what’s known as an underlayment to function correctly on your home. But does metal roofing need an underlayment, or can they work just as well ... Read more ...
Keeping Up With Metal Roofing Trends

Keeping Up With Metal Roofing Trends

We often spend a great deal of time thinking about what we want to do to improve our homes and protect our investment in them. Of course, that comes with budgeting and planning—more thinking. Do your plans include or require a new roof? Whether building from the ground up, creating an addition, or replacing a ... Read more ...
The Weight of Metal Roofing Per Square Foot

The Weight of Metal Roofing Per Square Foot

We frequently consider weight when we think about metal roofing. After all, certain metals can be heavy, which makes homeowners wonder how they could potentially affect their homes. Fortunately, this characteristic isn’t as concerning as most people tend to think. In fact, it even presents you with additional advantages. This is the weight of metal ... Read more ...
The Importance of Inspecting Your Metal Roof

The Importance of Inspecting Your Metal Roof

Metal roofs are some of the most popular home roofing options for their durability and longevity. However, even so, they still require a certain amount of maintenance. Occasional inspections are key to this process; they’re the means by which we keep our roofs performing optimally for years to come. This is the importance of inspecting ... Read more ...
Snow: Protecting Your Roof and Home

Snow: Protecting Your Roof and Home

When winter arrives in Northern Wisconsin and the UP, as temperatures drop, take care of your roof. It takes a  beating from nasty weather, and snowfall can put a lot of weight on it. The amount of rain, snow, and sleet we get in the winter can be tough on your roof and gutters. Ventilating ... Read more ...
The Different Types of Metal Roofing Styles

The Different Types of Metal Roofing Styles

If you’re going to put the time and money into redoing your home’s roof, you want to ensure it looks its best when the project is finished. This is why modern metal roofs aren’t just made to be durable and protective—they’re also available in various designs to suit your aesthetic needs. These are some of ... Read more ...
How Metal Roofs Hold Up in Strong Winds

How Metal Roofs Hold Up in Strong Winds

Asphalt shingles are considered the traditional options for roofing materials. However, for areas that are susceptible to windstorms and tornadoes—two environmental conditions to which Wisconsin is no stranger—metal roofing should be the standard. If you’re wondering how metal roofs hold up in strong winds, you can discover their reliable characteristics below. Metal Roofs Have a ... Read more ...