Learn About Winter Roof Installation in Kentuckiana

November 10, 2018 | Filed under: Metal Roofing,Resiliency,Roofing Issues

winter roof installation CMRS of KY

Winter roof installation for your Kentuckiana home? Yes, it’s possible and even desirable…but only with the right roof. Often, we think that only time you can replace a roof is in the spring or summer. Not true. Many, many needs for roof replacement arise in the winter months due to: colder temperatures and brittle roofing materials…

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Preparing for Winter by Preventing Ice Dams

September 30, 2018 | Filed under: Research,Roofing Issues,Storm Protection

Ice Dams Classic Metal Roofing of KY

Here in Kentucky, homeowners are concerned these days about high winds, and even freezing temperatures, pushed into the region by tropical storms and mounting winter blasts. We’ve addressed the extreme winds that can occur, even here, earlier this month. Now, let’s take a look at Ice Dams. Ice dams generally result from one of two…

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Temperature Extremes Affect Your Home. Your Roof Can Help.

June 27, 2018 | Filed under: Buying a New Roof,Energy Efficiency,Research,Resiliency,Roofing Issues

Typical construction methods attempt to deal with temperature extremes, both hot and cold, through insulation. The desire is to maintain comfortable temperatures inside the home as economically as possible. While insulation provides thermal mass to prevent heat migration in or out of your home, building science is showing us other, sometimes better, ways to do…

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Cold Weather Roofing Projects for Your Kentucky Home

December 21, 2017 | Filed under: Buying a New Roof,Research,Roofing Issues

Cold Weather Roofing Classic Metal Roofing Systems of KY

Even in the mild climate of Kentucky, cold weather can stop a new roofing project in its proverbial tracks. We get our share of cold weather in the winter months; ice and freezing can make roads and roofs slippery places. One of the main challenges to roofing in cold weather is accessibility. Sometimes it just…

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Is your roof a “Clunker?” (Asphalt shingles are NOT at all “green!”)

December 6, 2016 | Filed under: Roofing Issues

This fall I was working with our crew on an asphalt shingle tear-off, which is something we very seldom have to do. In fact in 10 years now, my best recollection is that we’ve torn off THREE asphalt shingle roofs. We usually install right over them. At the time of this…

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What Should I Ask my Metal Roofer? Part 1–Insurance

January 28, 2014 | Filed under: Roofing Issues

“Can you provide liability and workers’ comp insurance certificates?” This is a very important question you can ask your metal roofer, or any home-improvement contractor. Both of these are very important types of insurance that contractors should have, and you should verify, before they are allowed to work on your home. Liability insurance protects the…

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