Factors to Consider Before Installing Solar Panels on the Roof
The recent rise in demand for metal roofing is a sign that a growing number of homeowners are looking for greener home solutions. One solution is a roof-mounted solar energy system. The photovoltaic (PV) cells in a solar panel convert light and heat energy from the sun into usable electricity for your home. The additional…read more
Can You Use Metal for Commercial Flat Roofing Systems?
While it’s common for residential structures to have pitched roofing systems, commercial properties are typically built with “flat roofs”. Firstly, these types of roofs are not actually flat. They’re built at a very low angle to comply with national building codes. Secondly, they are the better commercial choice simply because they are easier to maintain…read more
Are Metal Roofs Grounded Against Lightning Strikes?
With its high durability and energy efficiency, metal has definitely earned the praise of both roofing contractors and homeowners as one of the top roofing choices of today. This versatile material can be used in a variety of different places. It’s commonly used on standalone sheds and detached garages, but it is not uncommon to…read more
Understanding Roof Resistance Standard Ratings
Your roofing system is your first layer of defense against nature. Modern roof materials are designed and manufactured with fire, wind and hail resistance in mind, but many homeowners are still in the dark how these features are measured and rated.read more
What Are Staggered insulation Layers?
Looking at the overall performance of your roofing system from an energy perspective, insulation plays a big and important role. Poor insulation can lead to massive heat loss during the winter and increased heat gains during the summer. As a result, your home or building will often have to consume more energy to make up…read more
Important Tips for Building Hotel Roofs
While the roofing options already vary from one building to another, hotels, in particular, stand out for their very unique requirements. Hotels can vary from large national chains to small bed and breakfast establishments out in the country. Modern designers have been giving hotel roofing much thought, and with the number of new and additional…read more
Details That Need to Be in Every Homeowner’s Roofing File
Keeping a roofing file can help you make informed decisions about your roof. A roofing file contains vital information about your roof, from its warranties right down to its history of roof inspections. Contractors need such info to determine the current state of your roof. Basic Roof Info A roofing file should contain the dimensions…read more
Necessary or Optional?: The Benefits of Drip Edges
By now, you must have heard of the different ways to waterproof your roof. A lesser-known but equally effective waterproofing method is the drip edge. Here’s what drip edges can do for your roof. Drip Edges A drip edge is a piece of metal that’s installed at the edges of your roof. This moulded metal…read more
An Energy-Efficient Edge: The Advantages of Roofing Tiles
With power prices on the rise, more and more homeowners are being drawn to the practical benefits of an energy-efficient, green home. First and foremost of these benefits are reduced power costs. An energy-efficient roof is a must-have in any green home, but with the wide variety of choices on the market, how do you…read more