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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6 Key Components of a Quality Metal Roof

If you’re shopping for a metal roof, we have put together a list of six things to look for in any potential metal roofing product. Not all metal roofs offer these features, but we think you will agree that all six are very important. 1. Quality and tested finishes Available in many colors and even…

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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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We Begin Every Roofing Project with an Attic Inspection

attic inspection Classic Metal Roofing Systems

Your home may have built in a specific manner that does not require attic ventilation. If so, your home is the exception to the need for proper a proper ventilation system, in and through the attic or below the roof. Good ventilation is important for any home for many reasons, including: Internal air quality and…

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Buying a New Roof: 4 More Things to Consider

Buying a New Roof Part 4 - Classic Metal Roofing Systems of KY

When buying a new roof, the things to consider are numerous. We’ve been compiling a list of purchasing criteria that we hope you will find helpful. Here are 4 more important things to consider before you sign a contract. 1. Applicability for Your Home For homes that have unique design elements, one of your criteria…

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Cool Metal Roofing

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 included tax credits for homeowners who made energy-efficient updates to their home, including having metal roofing installed that met Energy Star criteria. Those tax credits were effective for 2006 and 2007 but have now expired and were not renewed (so far). But, cool metal roofing is STILL a great…

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