Straight Talk: Pros and Cons of Metal Roofing

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 5, 2019 9:23:00 AM

Metal roofing may seem outdated, but it has its share of positives. The longevity and the minimal maintenance make it ideal for many homeowners. Here are some of the key points to discuss with anyone interested in comparing roofing products so they can fully understand the options.


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Topics: Metal Roofing Fasteners, Metal Roofs




The Do's and Don'ts of Winter Roofing Repairs

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 7, 2019 4:48:45 PM

Many people get caught with a leaky roof dilemma in the Winter months. If a leak appears during the Winter, is it best to wait and repair it during the Spring or take action immediately? Leaks can actually cause more damage in the Winter because water continuously freezes and thaws, which can make leaks bigger or even causes new ones. For that reason, it’s recommended that leaky roofs are repaired as soon as possible. To the surprise of many, roofers do work throughout the Winter. While it’s more common to repair roofs during the warmer weather, some roofs are suitable for cold weather repair. Here are roofing materials that can be installed during the Winter, and others that will need to wait until Spring.


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




Techniques to Combat the Challenges of Zinc Roofing

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 6, 2018 8:53:00 AM

While zinc is a seemingly new solution in the United States, other countries have been using zinc roofing for well over 100 years. Europe has been using zinc as a naturally weathering material that’s both inexpensive and long-lasting. Its average lifespan is about 70 years, but there are zinc roofs out there that are more than 100 years old and still performing well. With a lasting power like that, it’s hard to believe that it is not as popular as alternatives such as copper, aluminum, or stainless steel. Although zinc is a phenomenal roofing material, it only works well when installed correctly. Here are three important things to keep in mind to get the most of a new zinc roof.


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Topics: Metal Roofing Fasteners, 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




Why Metal Siding Is Fantastic for Farming

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 10, 2017 9:48:54 AM

When farm structures are built across the countryside, builders dream of their legacy, being able to pass these buildings down in excellent condition to the many generations to come. With this in mind, farm structures need to be built to last, which requires investments be made up front to ensure longevity and durability. Farmers have been the backbone of American agriculture for decades, and they have relied upon metal roofing and siding for durable construction just as long. Here are some of the reasons why.


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Topics: Metal Roofing Fasteners, Metal Roofs




Top 5 Myths About Metal Roofs & Siding

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 17, 2017 10:09:52 AM

Metal roofs and siding have been gaining popularity among contractors and homeowners in the last few years. However, there are still myths and misconceptions about using this material. With metal becoming a mainstream choice for home construction, not just for farm homes, it’s time to debunk the top 5 myths associated with metal roofs and siding.


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Topics: Metal Roofing Fasteners, RoofLoc®, Roofs




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




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




Why It's Easier to Succeed with Metal Roofing Installs

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 3, 2016 12:55:37 PM

Why It's Easier to Succeed with Metal Roofing Installs

Metal roofs aren’t a new concept. Some of our most historical buildings have metal roofs, like the Pantheon. But, despite being a long-lasting roofing solution, they never became mainstream in construction in the 20th century, and much of that had to do with tools.


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





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