Category: Metal Roofing

Standing Seam Metal Roofing Versus Metal Shingles: Which Should You Choose?

When initiating the process to begin planning for a standing seam metal roofing system, or one based on metal roofing shingles, it is important to choose a product that it is suitable for your basic needs. What meets your criteria? What type of roofing meets the needs of your home? Are you staying in your… ( read more )

Metal Roofing Is a Greener Alternative to Asphalt Shingles

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…. ( read more )

Crowds at Florida Home Show Attracted by Energy Conserving Ideas

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… ( read more )

How to Get Tax Credits: Roof Replacement

“The Internal Revenue Service allows homeowners to apply for a tax credit after making energy-efficient home improvements. Roof replacement, in some cases, can enhance the energy efficiency of a home and may qualify for a tax credit,” explained Steve Keirstead, co-owner of parent company West Coast Vinyl, Inc. … Roof replacement must be completed… ( read more )

Ask Angie: Overlay new roof over the old roof?

We need a new roof. A builder suggested we overlay new roof on the existing layer of shingles. Is it wise to do this? My concern is how would we know about any underlying damage? I would appreciate any input about the pros and cons of this method. Overlaying New Roof? Make it Metal. In… ( read more )