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 )