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Roof Overlay Vs. Tear Off: Which Should You Do?

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/23/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Metal Roofing, residential, Home Advice

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Replacing your old roof with a new one is a big investment for your home, so you want to make sure it’s done right. There are many reasons to replace your roof — age, leaking, damage, and more. So, when the time comes for a new roof, there are two main methods contractors and installers typically follow: roof tear off or roof overlay. We’re giving you an in-depth look at both methods, as well as providing the pros and cons for each.

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Different Metal Roofing Aesthetics

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/09/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Metal Roofing, residential

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Not only is a metal roof durable and long-lasting, but it also provides homeowners with a unique aesthetic. With a wide variety of colors and finishes, plus different panel profiles available to choose from, you can achieve many different styles and aesthetics with metal roofing no matter what type of home you have. Let’s explore some of the different metal roofing aesthetics.

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What is Roof Flashing?

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/26/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Metal Roofing

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Flashing is an important component to roofing systems. If you’re planning on installing a new roof, or maybe you’re replacing your existing roof, it’s important to understand how this crucial component plays a big part in your roof’s ability to protect you and prevent leaks from happening.

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How to Prevent Ice Dams on Roofs

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/12/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Metal Roofing, residential, Home Advice, franchise

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With the winter season and colder weather approaching, it’s important to know how to prevent ice damming on your roof. Homeowners that live in areas that experience below freezing temperatures and frequent snowfall in the winter season should be familiar with ice dams, the damage they can cause, and how to prevent them. We’re giving you the solutions and information on how to prevent ice damming on your home’s roof.

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High Wind Areas & Metal Roofing

[fa icon="calendar'] 09/07/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Metal Roofing, Home Advice

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Environments that experience frequent high-speed winds need a high-performing roofing solution that’s going to last. While it is impossible to call any roofing material 100% wind-resistant, a metal roof that’s been properly designed offers an incredibly durable and capable solution. Here’s everything you need to know about metal roofing handling high-wind areas.

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How Long Do Metal Roofs Last?

[fa icon="calendar'] 09/07/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Metal Roofing

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Metal roofs continue to remain an extremely popular roofing solution for residential, commercial, and agricultural buildings. Not only are they durable, stylish, and low maintenance, they’re also extremely long-lasting. Metal roofs have an impressive lifespan, and last much longer compared to other roofing materials. One of the most commonly asked questions about metal roofs is “how long will they last?” We’re giving you all the information about a metal roofing system’s lifespan.

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What is Roof Slope?

[fa icon="calendar'] 09/07/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Metal Roofing

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When you’re deciding on a metal roof for your new home or re-roofing project, knowing your roof slope is important. Roof slope helps you determine what type of metal panel may be best for your home, as well affects how the system will be installed. It also matters in terms of a home or building’s integrity and safety.

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4 Ways to Use Metal Accent Roofing

[fa icon="calendar'] 08/17/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Metal Roofing, Accents

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A great way to add dimension, texture, and a little bit of flair to the exterior of your home or building is by adding metal accent roofing. Adding a metal accent can help transform the exterior of your home, and up its curb appeal. Here are a few different places you can utilize metal accent roofing to create a stunning exterior with some inspiring examples!

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Bridger Steel’s Top 5 Best-Selling Panels

[fa icon="calendar'] 08/10/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Metal Siding, Interior Metal, Metal Roofing, Home Advice

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With tons of different panel profiles available to choose from, it can sometimes be tricky to know which one is best for your project. There are quite a few factors that affect which panel will work best. However, some metal panel profiles are more popular than others. If you’ve ever been curious about Bridger Steel’s most popular and best-selling panel profiles, we’re here to share them with you and tell you why they hold their spot!

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Does Metal Roofing Raise Home Value?

[fa icon="calendar'] 08/03/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Metal Roofing, Sustainability, residential

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Metal roofs are a great investment for a property. They can help you save money on your heating and cooling costs because of their energy efficiency, they have an extremely impressive lifespan, and, of course, are unbelievably durable against even some of the toughest environments. However, some homeowners want to know — does all this mean that a metal roof will raise property value? Let’s find out.

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Metal Panels & Coastal Regions

[fa icon="calendar'] 07/06/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Metal Siding, Metal Roofing, Coastal, Home Advice

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Whether you’re on the shores of the East or West coast, you may be wondering if metal roofing or siding is suitable in your region. After all, the coast presents a variety of challenges — high speed winds, salty air, extreme weather conditions, and more. We’re diving into how metal panels will work in coastal regions.

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Can You Walk on a Metal Roof?

[fa icon="calendar'] 06/15/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Metal Roofing, Home Advice

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While the team at Bridger Steel never recommends getting on your metal roof and walking around, sometimes situations occur where it is necessary. Whether you need to remove a fallen tree branch or inspect the area around your chimney, there may come a point in time where you need to actually get on your roof. Here are some tips to help you safely walk on your metal roof (only when absolutely necessary).

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