Pros and Cons of Slate Roofing

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 21, 2018 10:42:00 AM

When it comes to roofing, there are plenty of options, and very few materials hit everyone’s must-haves. A buyer needs to evaluate the pros and cons of the materials they’re comparing and determine the one that best meets their needs. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest, the longest lasting, or the easiest to install, there’s a roofing material for you. If you’re considering slate as one of your options, here are some of the pros and cons to consider.

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Topics: Roofing

Power Up! The Best Roof for Solar Panel Installation

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 19, 2018 9:15:00 AM

In a world where renewable energy is becoming commonplace, more people are thinking about implementing solar panels in both business and home spaces. Most frequently, solar panels are installed on the roof, but this can be a tricky process because roofs are not typically set up for solar panel usage. To get the best use out of solar panels, here are five questions to consider when installing solar panels:

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Topics: Roofing

5 Tips on Post-Winter Damage Control for Roofing

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 3, 2018 9:48:00 AM

We’ve all experienced how harsh the winter weather can be on a house. In the spring, after the cold, snowy weather is finally gone, it’s time to take stock of how well your house and roof fared and address any damage as soon as possible. Even a little damage can result in a major repair if not properly repaired. Water can easily get into the smallest openings and create weaknesses in your structure that can result in costly damage, both externally as well as internally.

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Topics: Roofing

Metal Roofs, How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways.

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 10, 2018 11:01:00 AM

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, we thought it was time to share our love of metal roofs. While metal roofing hearkens back to country living and farm life of yesteryear, there’s a reason it’s regaining popularity for both residential and commercial use … actually, there are six reasons.

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Topics: Metal Roofing Fasteners, Roofing, Roofs, Metal Roofs

5 Ways Old Man Winter Attacks Your Roof

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 14, 2017 2:42:47 PM

As a child when you thought of old man winter you may have thought of sledding, ice skating and snow days. As a homeowner though, old man winter brings on different thoughts. Snow plowing, shoveling and ice scraping are just a few. One of the biggest threats winter makes to homes is on the roof, and roof problems are every homeowner’s nightmare.

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Topics: Roofing, Roofs

Solar Roof Revolution: Getting More from Our Structures than Shelter

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 12, 2017 10:38:28 AM

While the materials we’ve used for roofing have changed over the years, from hay to wood to ceramic to metal to asphalt, they’ve all had the same purpose – to keep what’s under them protected from the elements. But in our modern world nothing does just one job anymore. Multi-function is the name of the game. It’s only natural then that the materials we build our homes and businesses from do more than just keep us out the rain.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Roofing

A Quick Guide to Roof Material Options

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 10, 2017 9:53:56 AM

For home and business owners, replacing a roof is never high on the “fun project” list. It’s the type of project that is never done proactively and becomes a necessity, often unexpectedly, when a new leak or weakness is discovered. John F. Kennedy once wisely said, “the time to replace the roof is when the sun is shining.” If you’re thinking your roof might be due for replacement, do your homework in advance. Here is a quick guide to roofing options, including material, cost, difficulty to install, and life span.

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Topics: Metal Roofing Fasteners, RoofLoc® SCRAIL®, RoofLoc®, Roofing, Roofs

Raising the Roof: 5 Roofing Upgrades You Need to Be Offering

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 18, 2017 11:51:11 AM

When clients hire a contractor they expect them to be well versed in their skill and industry trends. To ensure that clients are satisfied with your work, and better yet, recommend your services to their peers, you must constantly be offering upgrades to meet their ever-changing expectations. Here are 5 roofing upgrades you need to be offering your clients.

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Topics: Metal Roofing Fasteners, Roofing

5 Things to Know Before Installing a Slate Roof

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 16, 2017 1:18:13 PM

Now that slate roofing is experiencing a renaissance, more customers are requesting it. Roofers looking to grow their business may be wise to expand their services to include slate installation. But, slate roof installation is a specialized task that takes experience and planning. Here, we want to give you five points to consider before you take on slate installs.

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Topics: RoofLoc® SCRAIL®, RoofLoc®, Roofing

Metal Roofing Making a Comeback in 2017

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 5, 2017 12:56:13 PM

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Topics: Metal Roofing Fasteners, RoofLoc® SCRAIL®, RoofLoc®, Roofing


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