Cool Metal Roofing

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 included tax credits for homeowners who made energy-efficient updates to their home, including having metal roofing installed that met Energy Star criteria. Those tax credits were effective for 2006 and 2007 but have now expired and were not renewed (so far). But, cool metal roofing is STILL a great…

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Shakes and Shingles explained

The following article appeared in the Daily Herald, a suburban Chicago newspaper. However, I thought that homeowners in Kentucky and Indiana would be interested in the information as well. See the full article here. It explains in great detail the differences and qualities of cedar shakes and shingles for residential roofing, including the different cuts…

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Asphalt / Composition Shingle Failures

One of the most eye-opening things I encountered in 2007 was early failure of asphalt / composition shingle roofs. The average age of comp. shingle roofs we replaced in 2007 was only about 12 years old. Two of the earliest failures, both at just SIX YEARS old, were the more expensive dimensional / architectural shingles….

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Tonini Roof New Albany, IN

We recently completed a roof for Mary Anne Tonini of New Albany, Indiana. Mary Anne is a home inspector by trade {I met her when she inspected our home!–Joe} and her Victorian home was in need of reroofing. It had a layer of wood shingles with TWO layers of asphalt shingles on top of that….

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Escue Roof Battletown, KY

Sharon Escue of Battletown, Kentucky was ready to begin restoring her historic home, and wanted to begin with the roof. The home is listed as a Kentucky Landmark because of its historical significance, having served as a general store and a post office in Meade County. The home has been in Sharon’s family for generations…

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A Little History

Classic Metal Roofing Systems (aka Classic Products, Inc.) is a Piqua, Ohio-based manufacturer of residential metal roofing systems. Since 1980, Classic has been manufacturing systems of interlocking metal shakes and shingles for residential and light commercial use. Some of our products date back to 1959, even! Throughout the U.S. (and to some extent, the world)…

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