As a seasoned roofer, we would be willing to bet that at some point in your career, you have strongly encouraged a homeowner to replace or repair a residential roof prior to the winter season. We would also be willing to bet that said homeowners did not always take heed of your advice and expertise. Although it is best to complete roofing projects before winter, all roofing material can be installed successfully in cold weather, given adequate precautions are taken along with normal practices.
Our 2018 holiday gift guide has plenty of gift ideas for the craftsman or roofer in your life, or maybe for yourself! No matter if you’re looking for gift inspiration, or sending our list to friends and family (hint! hint!), this list should help you select the perfect present this holiday season.
The roof is one of the most important parts of a home, and keeping it in good shape should be a priority. There are many roofing materials on the market, and each has its pros and cons. In terms of longevity, some are far better than others, but when you take their price, looks, installation, and required maintenance under consideration, some choices that might not immediately seem like the most practical, end up being a perfect fit.
The strong and long-lasting benefits of a metal roof begins with the selection, placement, and the installation of the fasteners used to anchor panels to the structure. There are hundreds of fastener options and variations, but don’t let this intimidate you! It's easy once you learn a few general rules of thumb, what the numbered sizes mean, and how to determine what length you'll need.
Benjamin Franklin once said, “Employ your time well, if you mean to get leisure.”, and with the following tools, you can achieve just that! Time is a valuable resource and investing in the proper metal roofing tools is essential to optimizing your time and productivity.
Metal roofing systems are acquiring national popularity, and it’s easy to see why. They virtually compliment any architectural style, are environmentally sustainable, and they offer the opportunity for long-term savings. Discover the many benefits that metal roofs have to offer.
Mounting products such as PV modules and solar water heaters on a shingle or composite roof is always a challenge. NGI has introduced a new line of specialty roof flashing/mounts designed specifically for the solar industry (but can be used for other applications) that makes mounting anything on a shingle/composite roof easy, fast and watertight.
Standing seam metal roof panel clips and fasteners tend to get overlooked when putting together a metal roof panel system. Fortunately, SFS Intec has designed a great series of standing seam metal roof panel clips and screws that fit most roof panel profiles and provide no-compromise quality.
For more than twenty years JS Design has been manufacturing metal roof bending tools specifically designed for the task of bending the top (ridge) and bottom (eave) of roof panels, making the job easy, fast and economical. All JS Design tools are manufactured in the USA.
One of the biggest obstacles facing the metal roofer or building maintenance professional is safe access of a metal roof system during and after installation. RapidMaterials has the solution for you.
Snow retention is a phrase that gets tossed around in construction and remodeling from time to time. Its a pretty simple concept: a device of some sort is mounted on a roof top to "retain" snow and keep it from sliding off of the roof. This article explains why snow retention is so important and the cost of it.
So the S-5! ColorGard snow guard/snow retention system is pretty incredible and super strong, but there are so many options to choose from! How do you know what fits the metal roof panels on your project?
While there are a lot of products out there designed to mount solar panels (both photovoltaic & water heating panels) on metal roof systems, trying to figure out which one is right for your project can be difficult at best. Calling and speaking to a sales rep for most online suppliers can be a waste of time as most simply don't anything about metal roofing systems (present company excluded. If you need to information about mounting anything on metal roofing systems, email or call us).
Understanding that many folks are looking for an easy way to find an purchase a solar mounting solution for simple one to four module systems, we combined our thorough knowledge of metal roofing systems and put together a collection of Solar Mounting Kits that are designed to fit a variety of applications.
I recently spoke with a customer regarding the question: "How do I mount a satellite dish on my metal roof?"
Turns out he had one of the "Dish" companies come out to install his dish and they refused to mount it on his roof because it was metal. He ended up having the dish mounted on a 10 foot tall pole in his yard. Now he has to figure out how to hide it!
So you're installing a metal roof and you need to flash those vent pipes poking out here and there. This basic step by step tutorial shows that it is an easy and relatively painless task!