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  • Shingle All The Way: Are Metal Shingles Right For Your Roof?

    10 March 2017

    The roof is the first line of defense against wind, weather and other mishaps for any building, so naturally you want your roofing to be made of the strongest and most durable materials available. However, some heavy-duty roofing materials, such as steel sheeting or metal standing-seam tiles, can end up looking very cold and uninviting, particularly when used on a residential home. However, this doesn't mean that metal roofing shouldn't be used on your home.

  • 3 Questions You May Have About Queen Post Trusses

    6 March 2017

    If you're building your own home or sourcing materials yourself to save money during the building process, at some point, you're going to have to think about the roof. The foundation of the roof is the truss, which is a structure, normally made from timber, that forms the skeleton. Roof trusses come in a number of different shapes and styles, each of which has its own benefits and is suitable for certain types of construction.

  • How to Choose the Ideal Metal Roofing for Coastal Climate

    1 March 2017

    Are you fortunate enough to have a home that's near the ocean where you can sit and relax to the soothing ocean sounds? If so, you need the right metal roof that can withstand the climatic conditions at the coast without curtailing your peace of mind. The combination of humidity and salt in coastal areas can corrode and damage some types of metal, and this can affect the appearance and performance of your roof.

  • Getting Acquainted with the Work That Goes into Finishing Metal Roof Products

    16 November 2016

    Many residential and commercial property owners have embraced metal roofing because of the many incredible benefits that it offers. The popularity of metal roof installations primarily depends on the resistance it offers against rust and corrosion. These elements compromise a metal roof's performance and lifespan as well as its aesthetics. The technology used to manufacture metal roofing products is so advanced that today's metal finishes are not only visually appealing, but they also offer superior protection from rain, snow, ice, hail, UV radiation and other harsh weather elements.

  • Ice on a Cold Roof: What You Need to Know About Ice Dams

    16 July 2015

    Australia isn't known for being a country you visit to enjoy the snow, so when a cold snap bringing ice and snow strikes many homeowners are unprepared. Ice dams on the roof is a problem many don't know how to address, but these can lead to roof repairs being needed after the ice has gone. As a homeowner, these are the four main things you need to know about this gift from nature.