New Look for Classic Metal Roofs Website.

December 26th, 2013

The Classic Metal Roofs website has a new look for the new year, including a new logo. We invite you to come and look around.

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link: http://classicmetalroofs.com

Minding the Alternative Energy Commercialization Gap

May 16th, 2012

The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy last week unveiled its Bioeconomy Blueprint, a collection of actions for federal agencies to promote economic growth based on advances in life sciences research. But also last week, an entrepreneur and financial adviser in the energy field pointed out in a paper that for the government to move scientific discoveries from the lab to the energy marketplace, agencies need to fill a gap in funding that the private sector up to now has been reluctant to address.

http://seekingalpha.com/article/567151-minding-the-alternative-energy-commercialization-gap

Alternative Energy Curriculum Blowing Students Away in New Haven

May 9th, 2012

Students at New Haven’s Endeavour Middle School are being blown away by the school’s new alternative energy curriculum.

The school’s new 60-foot tall wind turbine … is also being blown away but in a bit more literal way.

The wind turbine was installed at the school to help the students get hands-on with the wind energy program. The wind energy curriculum is focused for the middle school while the elementary focuses on solar power and the high school on bio fuels.

“We believe the future is alternative energy,” New Haven Superintendent Dr. Keith Wunderlich said. “We want our students to be prepared with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in that future. By the time a student graduates from New Haven, they will have had hands on experience with solar power, wind power and bio fuels.”

http://www.voicenews.com/articles/2012/05/02/life/doc4fa1582533cef033082566.txt

Metal Roofing Is a Greener Alternative to Asphalt Shingles

May 9th, 2012

Don Hickman’s slogan for his company, Hickman Metal Roofing in Gainesville, Florida, is, “This ain’t your granddad’s tin roof!”

Metal roofs have evolved significantly from the days when they were most commonly used on barns. Today’s metal roofs come in a variety of styles and colors and can even look like slate and asphalt shingles. Even better from an Earth-friendly and economic perspective, metal roofs offer several energy efficient and environmental benefits over traditional asphalt shingles.

“One of the things I get asked almost universally is, ‘Is it noisy when it rains?'” Hickman said. “That’s where we came up with the slogan. I think what they’re thinking of is how noisy (tin barn roofs) are when it rains, but those roofs were open rafters. You could see the underside of the metal roof and certainly it was noisy, but that’s not the case in modern construction. That’s one of the objections I have to overcome is the perception that it’s noisy.”

Metal roofs reflect the sun, reducing the amount of heat penetrating the home. A reflective metal roof can reduce cooling demand by 10 to 15 percent and can save up to 25 percent in energy costs compared to a dark gray asphalt shingled roof. Plus, some are made from recycled materials and all can be 100 percent recycled at the end of their useful life.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/04/30/2775244/metal-roofing-is-a-greener-alternative.html

Crowds at Home Show Attracted by Energy-Conserving Ideas

April 30th, 2012

The economy may be on the upswing, but it was clear at Saturday’s North Central Florida Home Show in Gainesville that whatever additional cash people may have in their pockets, they don’t want to spend it on heating and cooling their homes.

Vendors selling energy-saving materials from reflective insulation to solar panels were popular stops at the show …

“Energy saving is No. 1. Our house is 2,600 square feet with two different A/C units. We want to reduce the electric bills, which are $600 a month in the summer,” said Gainesville’s Mark Menjivar. “I’ve always been hip to new things that come out. I’ve done the math — if I get a loan for solar panels, I’m replacing the high cost of energy with what I’ll be spending on the loan, but after two or three years paying off that loan, I’m paying zero for energy.”

http://www.gainesville.com/article/20120310/ARTICLES/120319975



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