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Stone-Coated Metal Roofing Tools: Steel Benders and Cutters

Trevor UnderwoodSeptember 7, 2020
Swenson Shear’s line of stone-coated steel cutters and benders can help save time, increase profit margins, reduce material waste, and improve craftsmanship for ...

Understanding Roof Underlayments

Mark GallantAugust 31, 2020
Roof underlayment is an essential part of the complete roof system that provides a weather-resistant backup barrier beneath the roofing surface materials. In this ...

DECRA Stone-Coated Steel: The Best Roofing Material for Fire Protection

Mark GallantAugust 24, 2020
Fire Risk in the US According to 2017 Verisk data reported by the Insurance Information Institute, 4.5 million US homes are at high or extreme risk from wildfire. ...

What Is Metal Roofing?

Trevor UnderwoodAugust 17, 2020
There was a time not so long ago when words like "elegant" and "sophisticated" rarely appeared in the same sentence as "metal roofing". For most of the 20th Century, and ...

Department of Energy Study Verifies the Thermal Performance of DECRA Metal Roofing

Mark GallantAugust 10, 2020
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), an acclaimed laboratory dedicated to research for the U.S. Department of Energy, completed a study that provides authoritative ...

Stone-Coated Steel: The Best Roofing Material for Desert Homes

Trevor UnderwoodAugust 3, 2020
Elements That Affect Desert Homes Desert home roofs face some of the most challenging extremes of temperature, wind, sand, low humidity, and sunlight exposure. While ...

What Roofing Material is the Best?

Trevor UnderwoodJuly 27, 2020
Metal roofing is emerging as the superior choice for strength, durability, aesthetic appeal, and reduced environmental impact. Modern metal roofing systems can handle ...

Metal Roofing vs. Synthetic Roofing

Trevor UnderwoodJuly 20, 2020
The 1989 Asbestos Ban and Phase-Out Rule launched the synthetic roofing market as manufacturers scrambled to fill the void in a sector where cancer-causing asbestos was ...

Are Metal Roofs Energy-Efficient?

Trevor UnderwoodJuly 13, 2020
The roof of a building is exposed to the sun more than any other part of the structure, making the roofing material a critical factor when it comes to energy efficiency. ...

What happens when lightning strikes a metal roof?

Mark GallantJuly 6, 2020
Lightning strikes on metal roofs are an understandable concern for homeowners considering an upgrade to a metal roof. Extensive research on lightning protection reveals ...