Research Articles

Energy: Saving and Harnessing It with Sustainable Home Improvement

July 10, 2018 | Filed under: Energy,Newsletter Articles,Research

As a part of the building products industry for nearly 40 years, we are seeing a rapid change right now regarding the direction of construction and remodeling in our country. Much of that change is focused on energy and sustainability. The focus on energy is on how to save or create energy in the future…. read more

Metal Roofing Pros and Cons

January 18, 2018 | Filed under: Newsletter Articles,Research

When Colonial America statesman Benjamin Franklin had to make a decision, he is said to have made two side-by-side lists. Each list was for the two sides of his decision (pros and cons). In his own words, here is how he worked that into his decision: “My way is to divide half a sheet of… read more

Roof Weight: Discover What’s Weighing You Down

October 10, 2017 | Filed under: Buying A New Roof Videos,Newsletter Articles,Research

Here is  something of considerable substance: the weight of your home’s roof. How much do different roofing materials weigh? How does roof weight affect your home’s energy efficiency, value, and other things? Read on as we address those questions and more. Your Current Roof It’s important to understand your current roof system. Things you must… read more

Metal Roofing and Wind Resistance

October 6, 2017 | Filed under: Newsletter Articles,Research,Wind Resistance

The horrific hurricanes and tropical storms of 2017 impacted and displaced thousands of people. As a company, we worked with local contractors and agencies to support rebuilding efforts in the affected areas. Storms like these, tragic as they are, teach us about building science and help us to find better ways to make structures stronger… read more

Roof Geometry: How Does the Shape of Your Roof Impact Your Roofing Decisions?

July 5, 2017 | Filed under: Miscellanous Articles,Research

Here’s something you might not have considered that affects roof performance: roof geometry. How does the shape of your roof impact your roofing decisions? As you read, we encourage you to refer to our online Glossary of Roofing Terms. ROOF PITCH The pitch, or steepness, of a roof is often referred to in terms of… read more

Choosing: Our Visualizer Tool Helps You Try On a Metal Roof

March 30, 2017 | Filed under: Buying a New Roof,Research

It’s rare that any of us will make an investment grade decision without doing as much research as possible. One of the most important considerations: figuring out what your new roof will look like on your home. Will it fit in with the neighborhood? Will it help your property stand apart? Will it match your… read more