Standing Seam Metal Roof 101: Lifespan, Pros and Cons

What is Standing Seam Metal Roof

Standing seam metal roofs are gaining popularity owing to their durability and impressive looks. This type of roofing incorporates features such as concealed fasteners and highly durable materials that can stand the test of time.Its panels consist of male and female legs that join at the seams. These are attached to the deck using a … Read more

Can I Choose Aluminum For the Roof? Costs, Pros and Cons

If you’re looking for a lightweight metal roof material that won’t rust in harsh weather conditions, aluminum might be the material for you. Aluminum is one of the top choices for roofing and has superior performance compared to steel. And it’s more cost affordable than copper or zinc, which also don’t rust.What do you need … Read more

Modified Bitumen Roof – Best Choice for Flat Roofs

Modified Bitumen Roof

Picking out a new roof for your low-slope or flat-roofed home can seem challenging. But, unfortunately, typical roofings like metal and asphalt shingles are out of the picture, leaving you to wonder, what’s left? Some roofing contractors might recommend BUR (built-up roofing), an old-fashioned method of stacking layers (plies) of material – referred to as tar … Read more

7 Types of Flat Roof Systems

types of flat roof

Having a flat roof gives you usable space on top of your house for large air conditioning units, solar panels, or in the case of many apartments and corporate buildings, a garden terrace. But flat roofs also come with unique challenges and multiple styles. So what are the different types of flat roofs, and which … Read more

What is a Cool Roof? – How Does It Save Energy and Money?

Cool Roof

Color is a critical factor to consider when choosing roofing materials for homes and commercial properties for many reasons. But for most people, the question of color is often an issue of aesthetics.However, did you know that the color you go for can affect how much you pay in heating and cooling costs? The growing … Read more

Flat Roof vs Pitched Roof – Pros and Cons, Cost

flat roof vs pitched roof

Roofs can come in all different types – short or tall, angular or curved, asphalt, metal, or stone dressed, and in a rainbow of color choices. One of the biggest things that will affect how your roof looks and performs is the pitch. Your pitch is the first thing a person will notice about your home. … Read more

EPDM vs TPO vs PVC: Which is the Best Single-ply Membrane Roof

single-ply membrane roof

Single-ply membrane roofs are rubber or other synthetic sheets that are ballasted or chemically bonded to insulation to produce a layer of protection for your building. These roofs are often used on flat or almost flat roofs, such as those found on commercial buildings.Synthetic sheets can be classified into three popular categories: EPDM, TPO, and … Read more

What is BUR (Built-Up Roof)? Pros and Cons

BUR built-up roof

If your home has a low to a non-existent sloped roof, you’re limited on what type of roofing material you can use for coverage. BUR – built-up roof – is one of the best choices for low-slope roofs due to its construction, which has multiple layers of fabric and asphalt topped with heavy gravel. You … Read more

Asphalt Shingles Recycling – Can Old Shingles Be Recycled?

asphalt-shingles-recycling

Being environmentally friendly is at the top of most people’s lists when shopping. You want to pick a product that’s as good for the earth as possible. And often, that goal includes being able to recycle the materials once you’re done using them. A significant question many people have is whether they can recycle old … Read more