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Roof Insulation: What’s Its Function And Why Do I Need It?

Roof Insulation: What’s Its Function And Why Do I Need It?

When you think of your roof, you probably picture the visible, outer material which forms your roof surface. On many homes, this is asphalt shingles. Sometimes it's tile or metal sheets. This part of your roof is vital, but your roof does have some other important components, too. Insulation, for example, is a very important part of your roof. Keep reading for a closer look at roof insulation, what it's made from, and the important functions it serves. (more…) Read more

What’s That Hiding Under My Roof Shingles? Ventilation & Ridge Vents

The idea of having an attic ventilation system may seem a little counterintuitive. You have insulation to reduce temperature fluctuations and maintain your home’s energy efficiency. However, you still need to allow air to flow in and out of the attic regardless of the time of year. (more…) Read more
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How Long Does Metal Roofing Last Before It Rusts?

Are you considering replacing your roof? As you explore the different types available, a metal roof catches your eye. It seems nice, but several questions pop into your mind as you look at the photos. Here are the answers to the most common questions about metal roofing. How long does a metal roof last? One of the many benefits of metal roofing is its longevity. A lifespan of between 40 and 70 years is not uncommon. Asphalt roofing materials generally last 12 ... Read more
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Reception: Does Metal Roofing Have a Significant Impact?

As metal roofing becomes more and more popular, many homeowners considering this roofing material for their home are asking themselves this relevant question: do metal roofs have a significant impact on cell phone reception? The short answer to this question: No, your cellphone reception or Wi-Fi signal won’t be affected in the least by installing a metal roof. If this concern has you reconsidering metal roofing, please feel free to move forward with your roof upgrade! Metal Roofs and Cell Phone Reception Once used ... Read more
What Is The Best Way To Clean A Dirty Metal Roof?

What Is The Best Way To Clean A Dirty Metal Roof?

Having metal roofing can make your home more energy-efficient and enhance its appearance. While metal roofs don’t require a lot of maintenance compared to other roofing systems, they can become dirty. Having a dirty metal roof can negatively affect your home’s appearance and lower its curb appeal. (more…) Read more

Insulating a Metal Roof and Why It’s Important

Insulation exists to slow and reduce the transfer of heat through various surfaces. Modern roofs are almost always insulated, and metal roofs are no different. A well insulated metal roof keeps your heating bills down in the winter and your AC bills down in the summer. So how are metal roofs insulated? Do you have any options to choose from? Keep reading to learn the basics about insulating metal roofs. (more…) Read more
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How To Choose Between Metal And Tile For Your Florida Roof

When you return home to your North Port sanctuary every evening, you want to feel good about all you see. Lovely entryway, crisp window and trim lines, handsome roof. When you opt for a metal or tile roof, you can enjoy that feeling for decades.  (more…) Read more
How Many Layers Go Under My Metal Roofing?

How Many Layers Go Under My Metal Roofing?

You have seen the gleam and glint of your neighbors’ metal roofs throughout North Port. Those shiny metal roofs look beautiful, don’t they? Metal roofing is amazingly durable, and the cheerful colors stay bright for years. But what goes under metal roofing? If you have a metal roof installed, what layers should you consider besides the visible, beautiful metal roof itself?  (more…) Read more
3 Benefits Of Working With A GAF Master Elite Contractor

3 Benefits Of Working With A GAF Master Elite Contractor

Building contractors have all sorts of unusual phrases and words. What is a birdsmouth rafter? What does R-value indicate? What does GAF Master Elite mean? What benefits do you get when working with a GAF Master Elite contractor?  (more…) Read more
How Insurance Could Help With Your Roof Replacement

How Insurance Could Help With Your Roof Replacement

Homeownership can be perplexing, or even vexing. Why is the HVAC contractor charging more this year than last year? Should we have our wiring checked? When is roof replacement for insurance claims, and when is it something we just have to pay for ourselves?  (more…) Read more
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