Roofing Blog

What Are Those Black Streaks On My Asphalt Roof?!

July 12, 2012

What are those black streaks on my asphalt roof?! Will a metal roof get them? The black streaks on your asphalt roof are algae called gloeocapsa magma. Fancy name for a not so fancy problem. This type of algae feeds on the limestone that is crushed to make the shingles. When it rains the algae… ( read more )

What is the Durability of a Metal Roof?

July 1, 2012

How durable is a metal roof? The average lifespan of an asphalt and shingle roof is around 17 years. A metal roof can last up to 3 times that. A metal roof can be the last roof that you will ever have to have installed on your home. Metal roofs can withstand high winds according… ( read more )

Will Having a Metal Roof Increase the Chance of my Home Getting Struck by Lightning?

June 27, 2012

Metal Roofs and Lightning A metal roof will not increase the likelihood of lightning striking your home.  A metal roof has no greater chance of being hit by lightning than any other type of roof. Lightning typically targets the highest point in a given area, regardless of material. If by chance your home were hit… ( read more )

Are Metal Roofs Noisy?

June 15, 2012

Are metal roofs noisy? This is a very common misconception; metal roofs are no different sound wise than any other roof. There is a difference between a metal roof on a house and one say on a barn. If you were standing in barn with a metal roof during a rainstorm you would be able… ( read more )

Metal Roofing Information for Indiana

May 15, 2012

Welcome to the Metal Roofing Solutions blog! Here you will find information about the benefits and advantages of metal roofing on your Indiana home or business, and see some of our most recent roofing projects in and around our great State of Indiana.