Preparing for Winter by Preventing Ice Dams

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.

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

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!”)

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

“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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Classic Metal Roofing: Ideal for Churches

Since our inception here in Louisville, our main focus has been and remains residential metal roofing. Our roofs are ideal for homeowners who want to improve the looks of their home while ending their roofing worries forever. But we’ve found that this combination is also very important to churches, and at this point we’ve reroofed…

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