What is the Roofing Tax Credit?

In this day and age, nearly everyone is interested in saving as much money as possible – particularly when it comes to taxes. The federal government offers one tax break that you may not be aware of: the roofing tax credit. Under this guideline, you can save as much as 10% of costs up to […] Read more »

How to Avoid Roofing Scammers

Unfortunately, there are plenty of dishonest contractors out there just ready to take your money if you let them. Roofing scammers often seek out likely targets after a major storm or other situation in which roofs are prone to be damaged. These unscrupulous individuals usually look for victims by offering their services door-to-door, offering exceptionally […] Read more »

Roofs Are Susceptible to Damage

We all know that a new roof is a costly investment. While there are definitely many important choices to make along the way – such as what your budget will be for the project, which contractor is right for you and what type of roofing material would be best for your home or business – […] Read more »

Do Metal Roofs Attract Lightning Strikes?

Since metal is a known conductor of electricity, it makes sense to wonder whether metal roofs attract more lightning strikes than other forms. Fortunately, lightning needs more than a hunk of metal to attract it. When lightning strikes something, it does so because it is seeking the fastest path to the ground. Metal roofs aren’t […] Read more »

Types of Roof Vents

You can never underestimate the importance of roof vents. They will help your roof to last longer and allow your heating and air conditioning systems to work properly. There are two categories of roof vents: Intake vents: These vents allow air to enter into the attic and are normally placed along the soffit. Exhaust vents: […] Read more »

Tile Roofing Selection Tips

Ceramic tile roofs are far from being a recent fad. In fact, clay tile roofs have been a popular choice in many countries around the world for thousands of years. It’s no wonder. Ceramic roofs are absolutely beautiful. They’re also remarkably durable. In fact, ceramic tiles from Ancient Rome are still in existence to this […] Read more »

Avoiding Inflated Insulation R-Value Claims

Unfortunately, the American people have been duped by scams for countless years. But one of the most frustrating categories of scamming is with energy-related products. For decades, the U.S. government has been emphasizing the important of energy conservation. Beginning in the 1970s, we were all encouraged to be as energy-conscience as possible: turn off lights […] Read more »

The Future of Roofing: Design Improves Summer and Winter Efficiency

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With roofs playing such an integral role in the safety and security of a home, all advancements are welcomed and explored with great interest. That is why the recent development at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has industry leaders on the edge of their seats, figuratively speaking. Technically the new roof-and-attic system […] Read more »

Building Materials of the Future: Self Healing Concrete

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Concrete, which was once seen as a foundation material is now used in a wide variety of treatments around homes and commercial properties. The downside of concrete, of course, is the difficulty in repairing cracks that occur in the surface of the material. However, new engineering methods may make that a problem of the past. […] Read more »