What Is The Average Lifespan of a Metal Roof?

Traditional asphalt shingles are often the first thing that comes to mind when people think of roofs, even though metal roofs started popping up in the 1850s. However, the popularity of metal roofs on residential houses, especially in the mid- and west-central Ohio areas, continues to grow year over year. But why is that? Well,…

Prep or You’ll Regret: Summer Shows Roofs No Mercy

Summer is full of distractions. From your child’s baseball game to the week-long family vacation, the last thing on your mind is often your roof. Sure, you live under it, but it’s likely been months since you worried about ice damming your gutter. Although you could use the excuse “out of sight, out of mind,”…

Could A Metal Roof Be Cheaper Than Shingles?

It’s the question on the mind of many homeowners: are metal roofs actually worth it? The answer isn’t as simple as a one-sentence reply. When pondering whether it’s cheaper to pursue a metal roof or asphalt shingles, it makes more sense to think of the endgame than it does to focus on short-term gains. Metal…

13 Pros & Cons of Metal Roofs

There’s nothing quite like the sound of rain pinging off your roof; it’s synonymous with relaxation and tranquility. Rain on a metal roof is a lullaby that works so effectively that people buy sound machines with that very noise to help them drift off into dreamland. But beyond all that, what makes metal roofs unique?…

Give Your Roof the Attention It Needs Now

Experts report that “one out of every four homeowners admit that they never inspect their roof, or only have it inspected if they suspect there’s a problem.” Given that your roof is one of the most critical lines of defense to protect everything you hold dear, from those within your home to your sentimental and…

What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Roof Inspection

‘Do not fear the unknown’ is easier said than done, especially when the unknown involves something vital to you. Your home is one of the most important and valuable things in your life, and so, it makes sense that thoughts of maintenance and repair of your roof feel overwhelming.  Roofing Is Not to Be Feared …

Ventilation: Your Home’s Secret Weapon

Do not underestimate the importance of ventilation. As HomeAdvisor.com says, “Few things are more misunderstood about the home than attic ventilation. In essence, all ventilation is about circulating air to keep it fresh and to reduce moisture levels. About 90 percent of homes in the US have unreasonably high levels of moisture. Understanding whether your…

All Roofing Contractors Are Not Created Equally

HomeAdvisor.com gives homeowners a brutal reality check: “No formal education is required to become a roofing contractor, and most of them learn from on-the-job experience. Licensing requirements vary by state. Some states specify that a roofing contractor must have a license to work on any job, while others may have specifications. For example, in Georgia,…

Your Roof is a Shield–For Both Your Home & Your Pocketbook

The skin has three main functions: protection, regulation (of temperature), and sensation. Given what skin is known for it’s no surprise that Bob Vila, the spokesperson for all things home for multiple generations, uses skin as a way to express the importance of your home’s roof:  Binoculars are a wonderful aid to getting a closer…