Buying a Metal Roof

In North Carolina, energy savings and environmental sustainability are important parts of any purchasing decision; a metal roof decision for your home is significant  on both counts. Metal roofing is increasingly being recognized for its many "green" benefits. The durability of metal roofing makes it a very sustainable product. Additionally, should...

Increasingly, homes are built from stress skin panels, which consist of foam "sandwiched" between two layers of decking or outer decking and inner gypsum board. These panels can pose potential condensation issues because they often do not have any venting. This goes against the International Building Code, which requires a 1″...

In most cases, metal roofing does not increase the need for attic ventilation in your North Carolina home. However, it also doesn’t decrease it. Homes are built more airtight today than ever before. This is results in moisture getting trapped inside the house. This moisture generally migrates to the attic...

In most cases, the coatings on metal roofing are applied before the manufacturer or contractor ever even sees the metal. The finishes are applied at roll-coating facilities where the metal is cleaned, chemically etched, coated, and baked. In some cases, a "print coat" is involved as well, allowing for these...

Here’s an important consideration for our North Carolina environment: due to their very low weight, many metal roofs can be installed over existing roofing materials. This is particularly the case when going over old composition shingles. Additionally, the formation of many of the heavily profiled shake and tile profiles of metal...