Something Special

June 15, 2011 | Filed under: Company Info

We’re coming up on our five-year anniversary in Louisville so I hope you’ll allow me a few paragraphs to reflect on this milestone. Recently our president and C.F.O. came for a visit to see our operation first-hand. As they were getting ready to leave, one of them said to the other, “We really have something…

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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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Metal Roofing Costs

November 23, 2009 | Filed under: Roofing Issues

When people inquire about metal roofing, one of the first things they want to know about is the price. Generally there are three factors that determine the price of a metal roof: 1. What metal? The type of metal that a roof system is made of is the largest factor in determining the price of…

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Streaks on Asphalt Shingles

November 3, 2009 | Filed under: Roofing Issues

One reason that many of my customers are frustrated with asphalt shingles is the black streaks that grow on them. The streaks that you see on shingle roofs are actually a tough algae called Gloeocapsa magma. It tends to grow on the shady side, not the sunny side, because the sun kills it off…

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