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Have you considered where you will spend your golden years?  Some  will retire to the sunshine belt while a growing number of retirees prefer to travel and use their home as a base camp. The Baby Boomer generation is now retiring. While they chose to move many times while climbing...

Everything within a home, including the interior structure, the decorations, the belongings, the insulation, the light fixtures, televisions, sound systems, HVAC systems, and a plethora of other things can be put at risk by a leaking roof. How does the average homeowner contemplate roof repair or replacement?  Mostly when the roof...

There are many preconceived ideas floating around about metal roofs. Knowing the facts will help you decide if a metal roof is right for your building. 1. You want to hear the rain. If you want a metal roof to hear the sound of rain to help you sleep, you may...

Many homeowners email me and ask about exposed fastener metal roofing. Also referred to as “screw-through” or “channel drain” metal roofing, these products are roll-formed and have profiles that are oriented vertically on the roof. Commonly called “R Panel,” PBR Panel,” and “5V Crimp,” these profiles are corrugated wave or...

You probably are wondering why the roof you put on 11 years ago is failing. You thought you bought the best. The sales person told you to buy the 40 year heavy architectural shingle and you will never worry about your roof again. Bob Villa has been warning consumers for years...

Record snow falls throughout Northern lower peninsula and the Upper peninsula of Michigan is raging havoc on homeowners. Heavy snowfall in a time of persistent cold temperatures can ultimately result in an ice dam and a roof leak.. The main problem is when snow melts from the roof when the temperature...