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.
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.
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
While the main job of your roof is protecting your home against the elements such as rainwater, it can’t possibly do this job without the support of a good water drainage system. That is where your gutters come in. Gutters divert water sliding down your roofs away from your siding and foundations where it could do a lot of damage.
Even the most long-lasting of roofs won’t last their projected service life if you don’t properly take care of them. While it’s true that the roof is an inherently sturdy structure, it will still get affected by outside factors such as debris and the weather.