There is a belief that metal roofs increase the likelihood of a lightning strike. This may be because metal is highly conductive, similar to the metal rods that are used to attract lightning.
Like other roofing materials, cedar can last for many years with routine cleaning and maintenance. Caring for your roof won’t only extend its life, it will save you from costly repairs.
Out of all the metal roofing options available in the market today, standing seam is the type that is fast becoming a favorite—both among home and commercial building owners. The main characteristic of standing seam metal roofing is that it has its seams higher than the roofing itself. Seams are always a weak point in any kind of roofing, so raising the seams above water level is a key advantage.
Smog is a constant air pollutant that comes from automotive emissions and industrial facilities. It leads to various illnesses, particularly respiratory disease. Fortunately, Minnesota-based manufacturer 3M™ has created a revolutionary shingle material that roofing contractors can use. When exposed to the sun’s UV rays, it breaks down smog particles so that rain can wash them away.
It doesn’t take an expert to know that a full roof replacement costs more (significantly more) than even the biggest and most complex repair job. But there comes a point in your gutters and roof’s life span when repairs are needed more and more frequently. Over time, the total cost of these repairs could match or even exceed the cost of a new roof, making it impractical for a number… Continue Reading