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06
Apr

Tax Credits Extended For Cool Metal Roofs In 2017

March 05, 2018 Homeowners still have time to take advantage of energy efficiency savings PORTLAND, Ore. — Residential homeowners can take advantage of tax credits available for installing “cool roofs” that were set to expire in 2016 but have been renewed and are now available retroactively for qualified improvements made through Dec. 31, 2017. The tax credit includes ENERGY STAR qualified metal roofs and other types of certified “cool roofs”…

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24
Jan

Metal Roofs And Winter Maintenance: 5 Simple Tips For The Season

PORTLAND, Ore.—Nearly 14 percent of U.S. homeowners now have metal roofs, which experts say is an especially good choice in the winter months thanks to the exceptional energy efficiency, low maintenance benefits and ability to hold up under heavy snow and ice that metal roofs offer. However, according to the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA), that’s not to say that metal roofs don’t need a little TLC this time of year.…

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06
Jul

Why Metal?

Used on homes as diverse as Monticello to your neighborhood three-bedroom rancher, metal roofs provide energy savings, beauty, and protection for your home that can last a lifetime. Residential metal roofs are available in a wide variety of design to complement any style home. Offered in a rainbow of colors, your metal roof can be a traditional vertical seam profile, or be manufactured to resemble wood shake, slate, shingles or…

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06
Jul

Who’s Choosing Metal?

The Metal Initiative is a coalition of metal component and building product manufacturers, metal coaters, suppliers to the metal industry, and metal-related associations. Together, they provide the design community with accurate information about metal roofs and walls. Who's choosing metal? Building Owners Professional building owners are increasingly taking a more active role in material procurement, as reflected in the growing popularity of the design-build element in the building process, from…

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05
Jul

Energy Efficiency

More and more, homeowners are seeking out energy-saving building materials for their renovations and new homes, products that not only secure and improve structures but also provide long-term cost-cutting on energy bills while promoting environmental and economic sustainability in the greater community.   On a building or on a home, the roof has a major impact with the absorption of heat from sunlight (Solar Radiation). The heat is either reflected…

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05
Jul

Does A Metal Roof Need Battens?

A homeowner by the name of Ed wrote the following to me: Todd, I have removed all the old shingles from the roof boards (not plywood) the roof is in great shape and have installed an ice shield over the roof. Can I install the metal roof over the Ice shield or do I need the 1 X 4 boards every 2 feet as well, It's a low slope roof…

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05
Jul

Appreciate Your Home With Quality Metal Roofing

If you've been considering upgrading your home and increasing its resale value, you should know that beautiful and enduring metal roofing is highly valued as one of the top renovation-friendly building materials for rehabbers and new home builders alike. With resale values of up to 139% (Miami, FL), you can enjoy quality metal roofing on your home at virtually no cost! As reported by Sal Alfano of Remodeling Magazine, homes…

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