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Why Roof Coating Is a Great Option for Your Roof

A house or business needs a well-installed and reliable roof. It will keep the building’s occupants and possessions dry and safe from injury or damage. A roof does have a limited lifespan, so it is important to do whatever you can to make it last longer. Applying a roof coating can help. It can also […]

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A Guide to Green Roofing Construction Engineering

There are many reasons why green roofs are a solid option. They provide a wonderful natural appeal, they help with water retention and drainage, and they provide good insulation. On top of all that, they help to preserve the environment and provide places for plant life to grow and flourish. Green roofing is a big […]

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A Guide to The Sheet Metal Industry’s Latest Technology

The sheet metal industry has benefited from several new technologies in recent years. Lasers, waterjets, and laser technology have led the way in that regard. Here is a quick rundown of those technologies and how they work. Laser Cutting There are two types of laser cutting: CO2 and fiber optic. CO2 works by using a […]

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Important Information on Choosing The Right Metal Roof

If it is installed properly, metal roofing can provide an amazingly durable roofing option that goes beyond what traditional roofing methods can offer. Many people are coming to this realization, and metal roofing is as popular as ever. They do tend to cost more, but can in some cases provide up to forty years of […]

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Installing a New Roof in The Winter

It is a common belief that having a roof installed during the winter is a bad idea. Unfortunately, there is so much bad information out there regarding this, that is is no wonder so many people believe this. Fortunately, roof installation professionals can install a new roof any time of year, regardless of how cold […]

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How Your Roof’s Color Can Affect Energy Efficiency

There are many things you can do to make your home more energy efficient. You can make sure your windows and doors are properly insulated, for example. One thing that many people do not realize is that the color of the roof can have an impact on a building’s efficiency. It makes sense, since from […]

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Ice Dams and Their Effect on Your Roof

When we think of winter, we are mostly concerned with the cold, shoveling, and how slippery the roads can get. You should also be giving some thought to how it affects your roof, however. Ice and snow can build up and prove to be too heavy for your roof. When this happens, it can collapse, […]

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Your Guide to Roof Truss Types

If you were to ask someone on the street what roofs are made of, they would probably say “shingles.” While it is technically correct that shingles are a part of any roof, there is so much more going on underneath those shingles. For instance, something has to be holding those shingles up in the first […]

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What Kind of Coating Is Used for Metal Roofs?

Many people have chosen to use metal roofing for their homes and other structures. It is popularity has waned over the years because of how loud they can be when it is raining, but there are many reasons why a metal roof is a great option. For one, they can last an entire lifetime. Metal […]

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Can Fallen Leaves Damage Your Roof?

There are many things that we consider when we think about what might cause damage to a roof. Weather and wind, rain, snow, and debris are probably the most common ones. What might surprise you is that something as benign as fallen leaves can damage your roof and cause you major headaches. It may not […]

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Roofing Lamination vs. Saturation

When it comes to roofing, along with any structure project, there can be a lot of jargon to cut through to understand everything you need about a project. Even if you’re not doing the installation yourself, it is important to familiarize with terms and techniques, so you know what the professionals are doing, and why […]

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How Could Solar Roofing Impact You in the Future?

Soon roofing experts everywhere will be turning their eyes to the very first installation of Tesla’s Solar Roof product. It is expected to happen in the near future, and being touted as the most comprehensive solar roof on the market. People in the roofing and solar industries are eagerly waiting to see what this new […]

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How the Right Roofing Can Conserve Energy

There are so many reasons to live in a sustainable way. For one, it’s better for the environment and the world around us. Also, it’s better for your pocket book. The better you are at energy conservation, the less you pay in utilities and other costs. Here are some ways to help make your roof […]

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Will You Have to Replace Your Roof After Hail Damage?

Hail can cause a significant amount of damage. In some climates, it could be considered one of the most dangerous weather events when it comes to your roof. The problem is you do not often know the extent of the damage without a close inspection. When hail hits your car, you can see any dents. […]

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What is the Climate of Minneapolis – St. Paul?

The climatic conditions of Minneapolis-St. Paul involve long-term weather trends that stem from the historical makeup of this metropolitan area situated in Central Minnesota. Both St. Paul and Minneapolis form the Twin Cities, which makes them the core of the 15th largest metropolitan region in the United States. With its population standing at 3.6 million […]

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A Glossary of Roofing Terminology

If you have a problem with your roof, and you have to call in a professional to repair it, then it might be handy to know some basic terminology to make it easier to understand what the professional is talking about. Here is a list of common terms that relate to roofing. Eave – The […]

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5 Common Mistakes When Painting a Metal Roof

Painting a metal roof is not as simple as it may seem at first glance. There are several ways that you can make a mistake, and correcting those mistakes can be difficult. By using a few tricks of the trade and avoiding these mistakes, you will be sure to end up doing a great paint […]

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How Does Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation Affect Your Roof?

Our roofs are the very first line of defense against the natural elements. We all know that rain, wind, hail, and snow can severely damage your roof, but did you know that even the sun, and the UV radiation it emits, can wreak havoc on your roof? Here are some ways that UV radiation is […]

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Summer Weather Threats to Your Roof

Summer’s coming, and it is not only kids who are looking forward to it. It is a time to relax, soak up the sun, and spend late evenings enjoying the extended sunlight. Despite the enjoyable weather, there are still some concerns that come with summer. One of the major worries has to be your roof. […]

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When to Contact a Roofing Contractor During Winter

Not many roofs are completely resistant to winter storm damage. The Minnesota’s frequent snow storms, subzero temperatures and cold windy nights can compromise your roof’s structural integrity. It is therefore extremely important to know when to call a roofing contractor during winter. Winter’s extreme weather conditions pose a threat to your roof. Recognizing the primary […]

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Understanding ‘Green’ Flat Roofs

Many believe that turf or grass rooftops are not a new trend. In fact, they have been around since the late 8th century to mid 11th century. The manner in which green roofs are made involves the depositing of topsoil or other growth material on roofs and seeding them. When it comes to maintenance, the […]

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How Are Flat Roofs Maintained?

How long a roof lasts largely depends on how well one maintains it. Although certain assessors offer 10 years as the average life cycle, the type of roof system in place will still play a major role when it comes to durability. In addition, old tar and gravel roofers agree that properly maintaining your roof […]

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The History of Asphalt Roofing Shingles

Asphalt shingles were first used in 1901 in the United States. By 1911, people started to use them on a general scale, and by 1939, approximately 11 million were being produced. The precursor versions of these shingles were initially developed in 1893 and were referred to as asphalt prepared roofing, which was rather similar to […]

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Winter Roofing Safety Tips

It is no surprise that some roofing materials are safer than others. Shingles are almost always the safest roofing material for winter. On the other hand, membrane materials like PVC and TPO are very slippery, especially when covered by snow. Slipping on one of these materials is a surefire way to slide right off the […]

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Why Fall is a Good Time for Roofing Projects

The fall season is a good time to undertake renovations. This is especially true when it comes to roofing projects. There are several notable advantages to scheduling a roofing project during this time of year. For example, your local roofing contractor can work in more comfortable conditions on account of the mild Minnesota temperatures. To […]

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