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
The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) released a brief informational outlining general guidelines surrounding the proper storage and application of coatings. Coats are meant to serve as an extra layer of defense for your flat roof, but their performance is highly dependent on how well they are handled by your roofing contractors. There are a lot of common mistakes that even experienced roofers can sometimes make and, while actual procedures… Continue Reading
Church roofs differ from residential and commercial roofs in many ways, thanks to several unique features and components. Roofing and gutter replacement contractor Roofmasters Roofing and Sheet Metal Company, Inc. discusses the challenges of maintaining church roofs.