Archives: Roofing

Advantages of Metal Roofing

By Todd Fratzel on Roofing

Metal Roofing – Long Term Investment and Performance As a general contractor we deal with roofing materials on a regular basis and homeowners are constantly asking for advice on roof selection, costs, and benefits. Here in the Northeast with an extreme climate shift from -20F in the winter to over 100F at times in the…

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Ice Dams

By Todd Fratzel on Roofing

Ice Dams Each year Ice Dams cause damage to thousands of homes across the Country. Understanding the causes of ice dams is the first step in preventing them. Ice damns happen when melting roof snow pools behind dams of ice at the roof’s edge and then leaks under the roofing material into the house. Typically…

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Cold Roof

By Todd Fratzel on Insulation, Roofing

Ventilated Cold Roof Ventilated roofs are nothing new, however ventilated cold roof are used on SIP roofs in order to prevent ice dams, damage from trapped moisture and a second layer of defense for roof leaks. In this article I’ll show you how we use ventilated cold roofs on timber framed homes that have SIP’s…

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Re-Roofing Over Architectural Shingles

By Todd Fratzel on Roofing

Can Architectural Shingles Be Installed over Architectural Shingles? Several readers have recently asked me if they can have architectural shingles installed over existing architectural shingles during a re-roofing project. With the growing number of architectural shingles being used today it’s no wonder the question keeps coming up. So in this article I’ll go over this…

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Three Tab Shingles Vs Architectural Shingles

By Todd Fratzel on Roofing

Which Are Better? Three Tab or Architectural Shingles Recently I was asked what the difference is between three tab and architectural shingles and which are better. As far as I’m concerned there is quite a bit of difference in both appearance and performance. To understand why, you need to look at both types side by…

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DaVinci Roofscapes Successfully Introduces New Roofing Colors at 2011 IBS

By Todd Fratzel on Roofing

Roofing products were very visible at this year’s International Builder’s Show in Orlando. One of the booths that I enjoyed visiting was DaVinci. Read on to learn about some great new products that they recently announced. DaVinci Roofscapes KANSAS CITY, KAN. – DaVinci Roofscapes®, the leader in synthetic roofing tiles, successfully showcased the company’s newest…

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Deep Snow Home Safety

By Todd Fratzel on Maintanence, Roofing, Safety

With all the deep snow that’s piling up in the mid-west this winter I thought it was prudent to share this post about deep snow home safety. Deep Snow Dangers Much of the East Coast is being buried in deep snow this weekend so we felt it was important to talk about deep roof snow.…

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Owens Corning Roofing Contest

By Todd Fratzel on Roofing

The folks at Owens Corning are promoting their Duration Series Designer Colors Collection shingles this summer and fall with a great contest. The That’s My Roof Contest runs until October 2010 with monthly winners and one grand prize winner who will have their new roof completely refunded up to $10,000. Ownens Corning Duration Series Designer…

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