Install a Corrugated Metal Roof

metal roofed quonset hutTraditionally, corrugated metal roofing has been used mostly on commercial buildings, and certain farm and industrial buildings. While it has been used on homes for well over a century, it has not been the most popular roofing alternative for homeowners. Today, advances in corrugated metal roofing technology have made it a much more realistic solution for your roofing needs.

Metal Roof Framing Tips

Various types of metal are used in metal roofing. The roofing can be steel, stainless steel, aluminum, special alloys, or copper, with steel being the most common. It is possible to construct a roof using metal tiles in shingle or panel form, pre-manufactured panels, or rolled sheets.

Insulated Roof Panels

When you are building a house or even re-roofing the house, you can use insulated roof panels to make the home more energy efficient. There are three types of roof panels. They are the tongue and groove roof panels, foam roof panels and insulated roof panels. The panels are lightweight and water resistant. The roofing panels generally come in 4x10 and 4x8 with 2's being used for connecting spines.

Solar Roof Panels

Solar Panels on House RoofSolar roof panels will not only save you money on your electricity costs, but if you install them yourself, you can save even more money.

The installation process is not that hard. You will want to have some help, but otherwise, you can do this project for the cost of materials and the panels. You can attach the solar panels while roofing the home or you can do it to a home that is already roofed, but it will take a little more time.

Things you will need:

    • Solar panels (the number will depend on how much room you have on the roof)

Why are Gutters Important?

Broken Gutter Storm DamageThe most damaging agent your house has to contend with is water. This water is usually in the form of rain. Good guttering makes the difference when it comes to keeping your home safe from the effects of rain water.

It is a shame that in too many cases homeowners do not appreciate the value of their gutters and allow them to become clogged with sticks and leaves, or to become rusted and leaky. The result is that their homes suffer substantial damage around the foundation and along the outer walls.

How can Something as Seemingly Insignificant as Guttering Make Such a Difference?