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Metal Is Ideal For Mansard Roofs

December 1, 2007 | Filed under: Miscellanous Articles,Uncategorized

Most roofing materials depend heavily (pun intended) on gravity to hold them together. When you have a low to moderate sloped roof, gravity works in favor of most roofing materials. It helps hold the roofing product to the roof. This is the case with standard shingles, wood shakes, slate, tile, and many of the newer… read more

Metal Roofing — It’s Never Too Soon

November 14, 2007 | Filed under: Miscellanous Articles,Uncategorized

One of the things I have noticed over the years is that many folks who opt for metal roofing do so long before their old roof is completely worn out. On the other hand, folks who re-roof with traditional shingles often wait until leaks are appearing and home damage is occurring. So, what’s the difference?… read more

Metal Roofing Tax Credit — Get It While You Can!

November 10, 2007 | Filed under: Miscellanous Articles,Uncategorized

Under the Federal Energy Policy Act of 2005, energy efficient metal roofs installed over the last couple of years have been eligible for a tax credit, usually of $500. All of our products with hI-R paint systems are eligible for this credit due to their reflection of radiant heat which reduces air conditioning costs. Currently,… read more

Colors and Reflectivity

October 29, 2007 | Filed under: Miscellanous Articles,Uncategorized

We have had a couple of interesting inquiries recently pertaining to color and reflectivity of metal roofing. One homeowner inquired about the reflectivity and energy efficiency of solid copper roofing. Another homeowner contacted us and asked whether there were any metal roofs that are less shiny than others. The questions are different from each other… read more

The Leaves of Fall

October 25, 2007 | Filed under: Miscellanous Articles,Uncategorized

It happens each year this time. They may be colorful and beautiful but the leaves come falling down, causing headaches for homeowners. One headache is the obvious — having to rake them up and get rid of them … or let them blow into the neighbor’s yard. The other headache is keeping them from clogging… read more

Change A Lightbulb

October 13, 2007 | Filed under: Miscellanous Articles,Uncategorized

The state of Louisiana has recently announced a special “Change A Lightbulb” program. Under this program, they are encouraging homeowners to change from incandescent to fluorescent lightbulbs. I love the idea of that because, if we all changed to low energy lightbulbs, we would make a big difference. But, changing to environmentally friendly roofing makes… read more