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How to Choose the Right Metal Roof for Your Area’s Climate How to Choose the Right Metal Roof for Your Area’s Climate

How to Choose the Right Metal Roof for Your Area’s Climate

Choosing a metal roof involves a lot of factors, but one of the most important is environmental. Not every metal is right for every climate. We’ve made a list of the pros and cons of some popular roofing metals to help make your decision easier.

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For Pittsburgh Residents: Preventing Squirrel Damage to Your Metal Roof For Pittsburgh Residents: Preventing Squirrel Damage to Your Metal Roof

For Pittsburgh Residents: Preventing Squirrel Damage to Your Metal Roof

Squirrels are one of the most prolific and destructive pests in Western Pennsylvania and around the United States, and virtually every Pittsburgh-area homeowner dreads the thought of finding a squirrel nest in the house. Their front teeth grow, requiring constant chewing to keep them at an acceptable length. While metal roofing discourages them from chewing on the roof itself, they may still find other ways to eat through your home.

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New England Homeowners Want to Know: Can I Still Have Skylights With a Metal Roof? New England Homeowners Want to Know: Can I Still Have Skylights With a Metal Roof?

New England Homeowners Want to Know: Can I Still Have Skylights With a Metal Roof?

Skylights improve the interior of your home. They help reduce your energy bill with proper installation and make your home warm and inviting. But can you still have a skylight, if you’re a homeowner in New England with a metal roof? The answer is yes. Here’s a rundown of what skylights do for your home and what to consider when installing one in a metal roof.

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Pest Control With a Metal Roof Pest Control With a Metal Roof

Pest Control With a Metal Roof

Metal roofs have a longer life, are eco-friendly and easy to install. Another advantage is they provide a better barrier for pest control. We’ve compiled a list of common roof pests and common entry points to your home.

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Pros and Cons of Various Metal Roofing Materials Pros and Cons of Various Metal Roofing Materials

Pros and Cons of Various Metal Roofing Materials

Metal roofing has some clear advantages over conventional options. They have a long lifespan, are fire-resistant, and easy to install. Elemental factors play a role in finding the best type of metal for your home. Check out this list of the main types of metal most commonly used in roofing.

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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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