5 considerations for installing metal roofs to support solar panel investment

5 considerations for installing metal roofs to support solar panel investment

As the first state in the nation to require all new homes to have solar power, California’s recent decision may have American homeowners consider other roofing options, according to the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA), a leading non-profit trade organization. “California’s...

Michigan students getting lesson in sustainable home building

Michigan students getting lesson in sustainable home building

A group of University of Michigan students – and some prospective green builders – are erecting a sustainable home on the campus. The students are crafting the structure from straw bales and layers of adobe as part of a green...

Charred timber cladding, green roof connect Victorian-era home to nature

Charred timber cladding, green roof connect Victorian-era home to nature

To embrace indoor and outdoor living, a new Victorian-era house in London has been outfitted with a new extension wrapped in Shou Sugi Ban cladding. Designed by Neil Dusheiko Architects, Black Ridge House provides a modern contrast to the original...

Interest in metal roofing rises in hurricane-prone areas

Interest in metal roofing rises in hurricane-prone areas

After a destructive hurricane season last year, homeowners throughout much of the southern United States are looking to better protect their homes as another season looms. They’re increasingly turning to durable materials, such as metal roofing. According to Metal Roofing...

Remodels should focus on form, function

Remodels should focus on form, function

Spring has sprung, and as temperatures rise across the country, so does interest among homeowners for sprucing up around the house and remodeling. Spending on home improvements is expected to grow nearly 5 percent in 2018, according to the National...

Green-roofed Argentinian home boasts thermally efficient envelope

Green-roofed Argentinian home boasts thermally efficient envelope

A new South American home with thermal efficiency at its core has the feel as if it grew out of the landscape. Standing in a clearing in Tortuguitas, Argentina, the timber-clad AA House crafted by Buenos Aires-based IR arquitectura embraces...

New solar roof tiles turn your home into a power plant

New solar roof tiles turn your home into a power plant

Integrated solar roof tile options make it easier to add solar panels while reducing installation complexity.

Metal roofing prepares homes to stand up to severe weather

Metal roofing prepares homes to stand up to severe weather

While preparing for climate change is a reality for today’s homeowners, lessening the impact on the earth’s resources also continues to be a key concern.

Safeguard your home against lightning damage

Safeguard your home against lightning damage

There's no good way to prevent or totally avoid a lightning strike, but homeowners can minimize the damage.

5 smart tips for choosing the best metal roofing contractor

5 smart tips for choosing the best metal roofing contractor

According to Builder Magazine, more than half of homeowners are planning to spend money on renovations this year.

Federal Tax Credits Extended for Cool Metal Roofs in 2017

Federal Tax Credits Extended for Cool Metal Roofs in 2017

The tax credit includes ENERGY STAR qualified metal roofs and other types of certified cool roofs.

Homeowners Encouraged to Start Planning for Metal Re-roofing Projects

Homeowners Encouraged to Start Planning for Metal Re-roofing Projects

No matter what the material, a new roof is a major investment, so homeowners will want to take the necessary steps now to ensure their home is protected.

Look-Alike Metal Roofing Products Can Fool the Discerning Eye

Metal roofing “fakes” look so good, it can be hard for homeowners to tell the difference between metal options and the originals.

Contractors Can Get More Info on Metal Roofing

Contractors Can Get More Info on Metal Roofing

The metal roofing industry has captured 14 percent of the overall U.S. re-roofing market, and adoption is continuing to grow rapidly.

A Guide to Completing a Successful Renovation Project

A Guide to Completing a Successful Renovation Project

When you’re asked what your budget is for your renovation project, you cannot say, “I don’t know.”

Affordable Housing Development Relies on Insulated Roof Panels

Affordable Housing Development Relies on Insulated Roof Panels

Built to the rigorous Passive House design principles, the Weinberg Commons reduces energy consumption by more than 50%.

Five Affordable Housing Communities Go Solar

Five Affordable Housing Communities Go Solar

The solar development impacts 545 low-income family and senior households, reducing resident energy bills, and providing solar installation job training for the community.

Florida County Proposes Metal Roof Mandate

Florida County Proposes Metal Roof Mandate

While more than 50 million people now live along the nation’s hurricane-prone coastlines, extreme climate occurrences aren’t just a coastal concern anymore.

Prefab Passive House Features Super Roof

Prefab Passive House Features Super Roof

They are not only getting a-one-of-a-kind home built to their exact specifications and they are also getting the healthiest, most comfortable home on the market.

Residential Metal Market Share Jumps to 14% in North America

Residential Metal Market Share Jumps to 14% in North America

Twenty-nine percent of homeowners reported that they selected metal roofing because it was attractive.

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