Metal roofs are manufactured and installed in a way that will provide you with many years of trouble-free service as long as some simple things are done when needed.  Far to often I see roofs that have leaves piles on them or are just plain dirty.  A clean roof is a trouble-free roof.  The main purpose of your roof is to shed water off of it during rainy weather.  With leaves piled up in the valleys and in other areas, water ends of pooling up and moisture becomes entrapped under the leaf pile.  That moisture over time can cause damage to the metal roof.  I would recommend blowing off your roof whenever necessary and at least once per year washing it with a mixture of simple green and water.  Other things you will want to check for while on the roof is to check the flashing to make sure it is still watertight and to make sure if you used caulking, that it isn't cracking or pulling away from the wall.  Make sure to check the screws to ensure they are still holding.  If you follow these simple steps, your metal roof will be trouble-free.This is a picture of a dirty roof
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04Apr 2016

Metal Roofing Tax Credit Goes Back Into Effect Great news!  Congress has reinstated the metal roofing tax credit that gives homeowners the ability to take a $500 tax credit for approved metal roofs.  Here are the details… How Much is the Tax Credit? -10% of the cost (not including installation costs), up to $500. For […]

14Mar 2016
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There are three ways to install a metal roof over shingles.  In this article I will go over the three different ways and what there pros and cons are.  The local building department should always be consulted with because each department might have their own set of requirements for doing a replacement roof in their […]

17Feb 2016
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Metal Roofing Requirements:  A Brief History Before I discuss the two common mistakes when installing a metal roof,  I figured I would write about what the State of Florida requirements are for manufactures.  The state of Florida has a system in place where anybody who sells building materials that are used for the building envelope […]

19Jan 2016

Standing Seam Metal Roofing in Tallahassee When it comes to metal roofing in Tallahassee, there’s metal roofing, and then there’s standing steam metal roofing. Standing seam metal roofing in Tallahassee is altogether different than a typical metal roof you might consider. When it comes to choosing a metal roof profile there are several topics to […]