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Residential Metal Roofing: Is It Right for Me?

When the contractor delivered the sad news that my roof needed replacing, that led to a discussion of material choices. I was surprised to hear that metal roofing was an option. Sure, it was fine for commercial buildings, but a home? My contractor told me that metal is used for homes more than people realize. The panels can be designed to look like just about any type of roofing you can imagine. After looking at some samples and finding out about the long life of metal roofs, I decided to give it a try. Fifteen years later, my roof is still in great shape. If you are facing a roof replacement in the near future, let me tell you more about metal roofing. I'm betting that you'll decide this solution is right for your home.

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Residential Metal Roofing: Is It Right for Me?


3 Top Materials Choices To Consider When Replacing Your Home's Roof

If your roof is significantly damaged, a replacement may be in order. One important decision you'll need to make when completing this replacement is choosing a new roofing material. To help with your decision, you might consider these high-quality options.  Metal  If you don't mind spending a little more money on a roofing material, metal is a great option. That's because it's extremely durable, capable of lasting for multiple decades in any weather element.

Curing The Common Ice Dam

Ice dams are like the common cold in some respects. There's always the possibility of one forming every winter and they're often a pain to get rid of. And like the common cold, prevention is the key to keeping ice dams from threatening your roof. While you can't treat your roof to a hot bowl of chicken soup, there are plenty of other efforts you can take to alleviate ice dam formation and even prevent it from happening in the first place.