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Is Your Roof Complaining?

As you endure the winter months, here are a few things that your roof may be trying to tell you: “…I’m too hot.” Not Enough Insulation. If you notice that the snow or frost on your roof melts faster than the snow or frost on other roofs in your neighborhood (facing the same direction), your … Read more

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Research: Roofing Materials for Northern Wisconsin

Researching roofing materials can turn up a lot of choices for your home or investment property. To help with your research for a new roof, in this post we’ll take a look at the Pros and Cons for 3 very common roofing materials used in Northern Wisconsin: Asphalt/Fiberglass Shingles Pros: Inexpensive, easy to install, readily … Read more

ice dams

Up on the Rooftop: Ice Dams

Here in Northern Wisconsin, severe winter weather is inevitable. Snow can turn into rooftop ice dams and become stressful for homeowners due to the damage they can cause. So, why do  ice dams occur and why should you be concerned about them? Ice dams occur when snow melts over the living spaces of your home … Read more

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American Metal Roofs of Wisconsin Asks: Do You Need to Vent?

You may have more reasons to vent, but in this article…we’re talking about your roof. Good ventilation of your Wisconsin roof does 2 things very well: prevent mold and and prevent ice damming. Nobody wants mold. Mold is caused by a combination of moisture, warmth and stillness.  When water leaks from the roof into the attic … Read more

Time to batten down the hatches

Is Your Northern Wisconsin Roof Prepared for Winter?

Early fall is the perfect time to check out your Northern Wisconsin roof to make sure it is prepared for winter. Getting out the binoculars and taking a stroll around your home’s perimeter while peering up at the roof can help you decide whether your roof is “good to go” for the winter or, if … Read more

Back to school

Roofing Terms: A Short Vocabulary Lesson

With summer wrapping up and fall fast approaching, many homeowners may find themselves saying “…we need to get this roof replaced before winter.” If that’s you, we want to provide a short session of roofing school for common roofing terms that can help you ask a roofing contractor good questions, understand the answers, and make … Read more