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St. Louis Residents Want to Know: How Does Metal Roofing Hold up in the Rain? St. Louis Residents Want to Know: How Does Metal Roofing Hold up in the Rain?

St. Louis Residents Want to Know: How Does Metal Roofing Hold up in the Rain?

Metal is a great, waterproof material – think of your car and how rarely it leaks. That’s why metal makes such good roofing. Not only is it durable, but it offers maximum sealant against the elements. That said, metal roofing is not perfect under all circumstances – especially if it is poorly installed.

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For Springfield, MO Residents: The Long-Term Cost of a Metal Roof For Springfield, MO Residents: The Long-Term Cost of a Metal Roof

For Springfield, MO Residents: The Long-Term Cost of a Metal Roof

Metal roofing is durable, long-lasting, and great for resisting the elements, so why aren’t more Missouri homeowner’s switching? If you ask them, it’s probably something to do with the cost. Initial investment on a metal roof is very expensive, and this can be prohibitive to homeowners who might otherwise consider a metal roof.

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Curb Appeal Value of a Metal Roof for Your Western Pennsylvania Home Curb Appeal Value of a Metal Roof for Your Western Pennsylvania Home

Curb Appeal Value of a Metal Roof for Your Western Pennsylvania Home

Metal roofs are growing in popularity nationwide and in Pittsburgh specifically, but skeptics still question their value. When it comes to visual appeal, for example, it’s widely believed that metal is an ugly material and can hurt your property values. It’s certainly true that low-quality, bland metal is far from the best-looking roof, but manufacturers don’t just produce corrugated iron sheets for roofs. For the curb-appeal-concerned homeowner, metal roofing has plenty to offer.

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Metal or Shingle? Roofing Styles You’ll Never Guess Are Metal! Metal or Shingle? Roofing Styles You’ll Never Guess Are Metal!

Metal or Shingle? Roofing Styles You’ll Never Guess Are Metal!

Aesthetic appeal is an important consideration for homeowners. We all want to live in a house we love, and a roof plays a major role in how a house looks. One of the biggest concerns, then, for homeowners looking for metal roofs is the belief that metal roofs are ugly, plain, and can hurt property value, yet this could not be farther from the truth! Expertly designed metal roofing, such as those by Erie Metal Roofs, can actually improve resale value by 1% to 6%. What’s more, roofers offer a variety of appealing looks for metal roofs that can look and feel like traditional materials. Here are Erie’s top three designs for metal roofing.

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Fire Safety Value of a Metal Roof for Your Ohio Home Fire Safety Value of a Metal Roof for Your Ohio Home

Fire Safety Value of a Metal Roof for Your Ohio Home

Max A. Moritz, a fire ecologist interviewed on NPR’s All Things Considered, advises that the roof is the most important part of fire safety for homeowners. Unfortunately for homeowners in Toledo and other parts of Ohio, many roofing materials are highly flammable organic materials like wood or asphalt. One material, however, stands out in fire safety: metal. Fire-safe metal roofs can protect your home, and even earn you a lower insurance premium for fire prevention.

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For Akron Residents: How Long Does a Metal Roof Last? For Akron Residents: How Long Does a Metal Roof Last?

For Akron Residents: How Long Does a Metal Roof Last?

There is no competitor to metal for long-lasting roofing material on your Akron home. A metal roof has a long lifespan that can endure the harshest Ohio elements with relatively little maintenance required. Though it has an expensive starting cost, using metal for your roof promises a durable roof that will protect your house as long as it stands. Metal roofs are also nearly maintenance-free! Considering that the estimated lifespan for a metal roof starts at about 60 years, how long will a metal roof last?

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Rust-Proof Metal Roofing – Is It Possible? Rust-Proof Metal Roofing – Is It Possible?

Rust-Proof Metal Roofing – Is It Possible?

We all know that metal rusts, and we also know that rust can weaken or destroy metal structures over time. Even a durable car – particularly in the north, with salt on the roads – will decay. Why shouldn’t the same be true for a metal roof? As it happens, manufacturers engineer metal roofing specifically to avoid rust, much longer than one might otherwise expect.

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Finding the Right Toledo-Based Contractor Finding the Right Toledo-Based Contractor

Finding the Right Toledo-Based Contractor

When you have a home improvement project that calls for professional assistance, you want to be sure you hire a professional to do the work. Not all Toledo-based contractors are created equal, and choosing the right one will help ensure you’re getting the most for your investment. If you’re looking for a contractor for your next home improvement project, keep the following elements in mind:

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Information for St. Louis, MO Homeowners: Replacing an Asphalt Shingle Roof with a Metal Roof Information for St. Louis, MO Homeowners: Replacing an Asphalt Shingle Roof with a Metal Roof

Information for St. Louis, MO Homeowners: Replacing an Asphalt Shingle Roof with a Metal Roof

Many Missouri homeowners know that metal roofs offer superior value and durability compared to traditional asphalt or other roofing materials. Because of the many benefits associated with metal roofing, you may want to install a metal roof, but don’t know how the process works. Here is a primer for anyone considering a metal roof, as well as answers to common questions.

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Information for Pittsburgh Residents: Weather Concerns with Metal Roofs Information for Pittsburgh Residents: Weather Concerns with Metal Roofs

Information for Pittsburgh Residents: Weather Concerns with Metal Roofs

Everyone knows that water and metal are natural enemies. Over time, water can cause many kinds of metal to oxidize, leading to rust and corrosion. It’s a natural thing to wonder if water will affect a metal roof. How will your new metal roof react to harsh Western Pennsylvania snow or rain? Is metal not a suitable option for climates that experience a lot of precipitation? Let’s dispel some common myths surrounding metal roofing.

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