April 13, 2010 | Filed under: Job Profile

Dulley chose a vented ridge for even more energy efficiency.

Dulley chose a vented ridge for even more energy efficiency.

Classic Metal Roofing Systems of Kentuckiana is very proud to have recently completed the installation of a Rustic Shingle roof for James Dulley, a well-known syndicated columnist who writes about energy-efficient home improvements. For years we have followed Dulley’s articles in newspapers nationwide and at his website, www.dulley.com.

Even unusual roof penetrations are not a problem for a Classic roof.

Even unusual roof penetrations are not a problem for a Classic roof.

When James told us he was ready to replace his roof, we met and went over the various options. He chose the Rustic Shingle in Buckskin, which is our most energy-efficient color short of white. Buckskin has a tested and Energy-Star Certified reflectivity value of 44%, well above the minimum of 25% (of course, our most popular colors are also Energy Star Certified).

We were able to install the Rustic Shingle roof right over the existing asphalt shingle roof, saving the cost, mess, and landfill waste of a tear-off.

During the installation, we had a very warm spring day in the mid-80’s and James said he definitely noticed a difference, that the upstairs was cooler because of the new aluminum roof reflecting away the heat of the sun.

The Cincinnati, Ohio home of James Dulley with his new Classic roof.

The Cincinnati, Ohio home of James Dulley with his new Classic roof.