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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A Typical Classic Metal Roofing Appointment

November 2, 2009 | Filed under: Company Info

A lot of people wonder what to expect out of an appointment to look at a metal roof for their home. Well, I can’t tell you what anyone else does, but here’s what an appointment with me typically goes like: First I would like to sit down with you and talk about your home and…

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What’s Wrong with Asphalt Shingles? (Part 1)

May 12, 2009 | Filed under: Roofing Issues

In the United States, the number one residential roofing material by volume is asphalt shingles, by a very wide margin. They are cheap, easy to install with relatively low-skilled labor, and last longer than most people tend to stay in a home, on average (five years). But when people have found a home that they…

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