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Common Roof Pitch Angles Used by Builders

Common Roof Pitch Angles Used by Builders

When it comes to replacing your home’s roof, understanding what pitch you need is vital. Not only does this slope angle determine how your house will look, but it also plays a key role in how your new roof will perform. Because of this, knowing what different pitches there are and the advantages of each ... Read more ...
2021 Trends for Home Metal Roofing

2021 Trends for Home Metal Roofing

Just as popular home designs can change from year to year, it’s also common to see roofing preferences switch. Because these materials can be so varied, there are plenty of looks and functions that come with them. As such, it helps to know what’s currently in style when you take on one of these projects ... Read more ...
What’s the best roof for summer in Wisconsin? A metal roof.

What’s the best roof for summer in Wisconsin? A metal roof.

With summer comes the memories of childhood. Remember the heat from a boiling asphalt driveway? With bare feet, even here in Wisconsin, we quickly learned that you wouldn’t scorch your feet if you ran fast enough. Asphalt can’t change its nature when it comes to heat. Asphalt gets hot, and although the asphalt on that ... Read more ...
Metal Roofing vs. Shingles: Which Is Better for You?

Metal Roofing vs. Shingles: Which Is Better for You?

If you’ve been looking into getting your roof replaced recently, you’ve probably seen many different options for you to choose from. Roofing is available in a plethora of materials and comes in an even wider expanse of styles that work well on residential homes. As such, it can feel like an uphill battle just to ... Read more ...
How To Choose a Metal Roofing Contractor

How To Choose a Metal Roofing Contractor

When it comes to installing a metal roof on your home, not just any professionals are up to the task. Due to the differences between metal paneling and standard concrete shingles, you can only trust roofing companies that specialize in this area to yield the best results. For this reason, it’s crucial that you take ... Read more ...
How much does a metal roof cost, really?

How much does a metal roof cost, really?

We often get a call or email with the questions, “What is the price of a metal roof?” and “Is the old saying true that if you have to ask, you probably can’t afford it?” In many cases, we would agree with this saying. However, it could not be further from the truth regarding our ... Read more ...
Why You Shouldn’t Install a Metal Roof Yourself

Why You Shouldn’t Install a Metal Roof Yourself

Many homeowners like to adopt a do-it-yourself mentality when it comes to the care and maintenance of their properties. However, even the handiest of individuals can still struggle with certain types of projects. This includes those related to the maintenance and installation of roofing materials. Metal roofing is particularly difficult to work with for those ... Read more ...
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 ...