Research Articles

5 Ways to Avoid Worries About Tariffs: A Special Message from Todd Miller

September 15, 2019 | Filed under: Consumer Education,Featured Post,Research

As the leader of a 2nd generation “All American Made” USA manufacturer, I have some practical ideas on how consumers can avoid tariff war worries when it comes to buying a roof or other large purchases. I understand ways to avoid lightening your wallet with products impacted by tariffs. Todd’s Top 5 Ways Wise Consumers Can… read more

Learn How To Avoid Metal Roofing Rust

August 22, 2019 | Filed under: Buying a New Roof,Research

We have been looking in-depth at topics about metal roofing that we often find that even contractors do not fully understand. In this post,  we will talk about metal roofing rust and cut edge protection. For you, as a property owner, that boils down to “How can I ensure that my metal roof won’t rust?”… read more

Let’s Celebrate Rustic Shingle Like It’s 1959

July 14, 2019 | Filed under: Buying a New Roof,News,Newsletter Articles,Research

You may remember the year 1959, or perhaps you’ve been influenced by some of what went on that year: Hawaii became a state, we were introduced to the first astronauts, Barbie™, and COBOL. It would be 4 years before we would learn to use a push-button telephone, 5 years before the Beatles came to America,… read more

Save the Environment and Your Wallet with Energy Efficiency

June 25, 2019 | Filed under: Buying a New Roof,Energy,Newsletter Articles,Research

Many homeowners choose metal roofs because they learn that these roofs can save the environment – and their wallets – through energy efficiency. That’s very true, but not all metal roof installations are the same in terms of energy efficiency. The level of energy efficiency achieved with metal roofing is dependent upon the knowledge of… read more

What You Need to Know about Metal Roofing & Condensation

June 11, 2019 | Filed under: Buying a New Roof,Newsletter Articles,Research

Many homes across the US have recently been damaged or destroyed by heavy and sometimes violent rains and floods. No matter where you live, your home requires protection from and the prevention of condensation. So, what does metal roofing have to do with condensation? Here’s an explanation. A properly installed metal roof, with a properly… read more

2 Critical Things Most Contractors Don’t Know About Metal Roofing: Panel Design and Fire Safety

May 24, 2019 | Filed under: Buying a New Roof,Newsletter Articles,Research

Our May e-newsletter continues our series of 10 Critical Things That Most Contractors Don’t Know About Metal Roofing. All-too-frequently, I hear stories of homeowners who had metal roofs installed but in the end, were upset and frustrated with a roof that did not perform as they expected. When I explore these situations, I often find critical considerations particular to metal roofing that the contractor simply was not aware of.