There is no such thing as a perfect roofing material. Each has its own Achilles’ heel, whether it be price, durability or installation complexity. Metal roofing is no exception. You need to weigh all factors, both positive and negative, when choosing metal roofing. Here we outline five of the most common issues experienced with metal roofs.
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.
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.
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.
As an independent contractor or a Project Manager (PM) within a large construction company, the goals are the same: produce quality work, on time and on budget. If properly bid out with no surprises along the way, then “on budget” can be more easily accomplished. But it’s construction, and we all know what can and will go wrong. So how can you attempt to keep on schedule and budget?
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.
Which type of roof to purchase and install is a big decision for every homeowner. Second to the roof is the home’s siding. The siding gives the home a certain look and also protects the structure and insulates it from the heat and cold. Homeowners want low maintenance siding that does not cost much to maintain or repair. In this article we will discuss why metal siding is a top option for many homeowners.There are many options available for siding material including metal. Metal is very low maintenance even in areas where there is severe winter weather. Snow, sleet and frost do not really affect metal, and it does not absorb moisture or promote the growth of mold or fungus.
With other siding materials, homeowners may have to spray regularly to prevent insect damage and infestation, but insects do not like metal so there is no need to spray.
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