Metal roofing has taken the exterior remodeling world by storm. This relatively new product is one that is innovative, eco-friendly, & reliable, while offering appreciable versatility. Now, if you are like me, I am a little tight on the checkbook. Sometimes I need a little (ok a lot) of convincing to justify spending a pretty penny on anything. I know, I know- talking about purchasing a new roof for our home can trigger a slight panic where our brain starts rapid firing S.O.S distress signals! On the contrary- a metal roof will not only provide you an unmatched appeal, it also won’t cost you a fortune!
The buzz around Milwaukee, and nationwide, is the weather. Yes, it is technically spring, but if you look outside today, it doesn’t quite give off that “spring” feel.
The good news is that spring is well underway. Meteorologists have been hinting at 50° weather in our near future. The longest winter, in what only seemed like forever, is almost over.
Spring is the best time to take a visual inventory of your home. Once the snow has melted enough to venture outside, take some time to inspect the exterior of your home for any winter-related damage.
Be sure to check your roofing shingles. Are there any shingles that are lifted and curling, or are there any that are downright missing? These are warning signs that scream winter roofing damage.
Icy roofs can be red flags for improper ventilation or insulation, either in the roofing itself or in the attic. This lack of ventilation and insulation can do some serious damage to your roof and gutters.
Other places to look:
-Flashing on Roof – Loose, Detached or Cracking
-Interior Ceiling Staining
If you notice any of these problems, it is time to call in an expert! Replacing your roof before too much damage has taken effect can save on structural repairs during the installation process. Weather Tight can help as we offer free, no obligation quotes. Give us a call at (414) 459-3888 or fill out the form on our website.
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What do hurricanes have to do with your next home improvement project in Wisconsin? Well, if your next project happens to be roofing, you will be surprised.
Hurricane Sandy swept the east coast last fall, causing millions to be without power and a total of $75 billion in damages in the United States alone.
Photo Courtesy of Kristie Crofts
In Southeast Wisconsin, we dealt with high waves on Lake Michigan, but the storm didn’t have as much direct impact as our neighbors to the east.
So, how does this affect your roofing project? It’s a story of supply and demand.
When hurricanes hit, materials are needed to repair the damages. As in this case, there was so much damage that there was a great need for roofing materials. Manufacturers like Owens Corning shipped supplies to the Sandy-stricken areas, leaving the rest of the country short. In order to prioritize the orders, manufacturers raise prices.
Owens Corning has announced a double-digit price increase that took effect on March 1st and an additional increase on April 15th.
Where is the silver lining, you ask? All suppliers order their shingles in bulk, and wait to raise prices until their stock is depleted. Once the stock is depleted, however, the prices will rise. At Weather Tight, we leave you with a price that is good for a full year. This gives you the opportunity to lock into our current pricing before the current stock is depleted!
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