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The Main Components of a Metal Roof You Need to Know

The Main Components of a Metal Roof You Need to Know

  Every homeowner should have a rough timeline of when their roof will need replacing. If you want a roof that lasts way longer than traditional shingles, you need to consider installing a metal roof. Although it costs a bit more than an average roof, the investment is worth it due to the less intense … Read more

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Tips and tools to help you find the right roof

Re-roofing can be a painful process, but it doesn’t have to be. Finding the right roof for your northern Wisconsin or UP home will include some decisions on how you want your new roof to perform. The first step to a worry-free roofing future is to set your criteria. The metrics you use to choose … Read more

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How do you make a sustainable roofing choice?

We can make sustainable choices in the autos we purchase and use or collect energy for our homes. Now, you can make a sustainable roofing choice for your northern Wisconsin home…and all the way into the UP! First, the basics:  The very least sustainable roofing choice is asphalt.  The most stainable choice in roofing is … Read more

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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

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What did Wayne Gretzky have to say about roofing?

Roofing, just like technology, is following Moore’s Law which addresses the ever-increasing speed of change and advancement. We are seeing a rapid succession of product developments, and the inclusion of technology in such roofing areas as measuring, marketing, estimating, visualizing, and sales. These are exciting times. The Hall of Fame hockey player Wayne Gretzky often … Read more

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Metal Roofing: The Risk of Not Being Proactive

Here’s a special message for homeowners from roofing expert Todd Miller, President of Isaiah Industries and Classic Metal Roofing Systems, our valued partner in northern Wisconsin. “It’s hard to believe, but Isaiah Industries is closing in on 40 years as a leading specialty metal roofing manufacturer. While the company was started by my father, I … Read more

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Roof Warranty: Quality Makes a Difference

Here is another peek into the things that contractors often do not understand about metal roofing. In this article, we will look at the critical topic of Warranties, and how they differ for product and workmanship quality.  Builder Grade Products or The Real Deal In the construction industry, there have often been two general levels … Read more

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Preparing for Winter: High Winds

No, we don’t have many…if any…palm trees. But, here in Northern Wisconsin, homeowners are concerned these days about high winds. Preparing for High Winds Over the past year, the construction industry has taken a serious look at roof performance following the major hurricanes that devastated Florida, Texas, and the Caribbean during the 2017 season. As … Read more

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Metal Roofing Protects Your Home: Temperature Extremes

Typical construction methods attempt to deal with temperature extremes, both hot and cold, through insulation. The desire is to maintain comfortable temperatures inside the home as economically as possible. While insulation provides thermal mass to prevent heat migration in or out of your home, building science is showing us other, sometimes better, ways to do … Read more

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Roof Weight: Find Out What’s Weighing You Down

Here’s an article addressing something of considerable substance: the weight of your home’s roof. How much do different roofing materials weigh? How does roof weight affect your home’s energy efficiency, value, and other things? Read on as we address those questions and more. Your Current Roof It’s important to understand your current roof system. Things … Read more