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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Classic Metal Roofing: Ideal for Churches

July 31, 2013 | Filed under: Roofing Issues

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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Tax Credits Continued for 2011

February 22, 2011 | Filed under: Roofing Issues

Federal tax credits for Energy-Star-Certified metal roofing have been extended into 2011, albeit at a lower rate. Under the new credit, you can claim 10% of the installed cost of a qualifying metal roof, up to a maximum of $500. BUT the $500 figure is a lifetime limit. If you claimed $500 or more in credits for…

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Wood Shake Roof Replacements

April 13, 2010 | Filed under: Roofing Issues

Homeowners who are looking to replace cedar shake roofs often turn to Classic Metal Roofing for a number of reasons. First of all, wood shakes are simply not lasting like they used to. I’ve had three different homeowners tell me almost the exact same thing: “Our first cedar shake roof lasted 30 years, but this…

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Metal Roofing Tax Credits

December 2, 2009 | Filed under: Roofing Issues

The tax credits for energy-efficient metal roofing that passed in 2009 as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act do continue through 2010. This tax credit is available to homeowners who have Energy Star Certified metal roofing applied to their primary residence. The tax credit is based on 30% of the materials value, with…

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