Monday, December 12, 2016

It's Green In The Winter Time With a Metal Roof!

Did you know that metal roofing is the only real green roofing shingle?? Well, let me assure you metal roofing is all green and more - including these interesting features:

  • Metal roofing is the only TRULY green roofing material, because metal roofs use the least amount of resources during the metal roof manufacturing process, contains no petroleum by-products, and can always be recycled.
  • New metal roofs can contain anywhere from 30-60% of recycled metal content, and metal roofs are 100% recyclable at the end of their service lives - which can be typically over 75 years or even longer.
  • Old metal roofs will never end up in our landfills at the end of their service lives, which saves the ever-precious and overfilled landfills while helping to protect the environment for the long term.
  • A metal roof can be recycled an unlimited number of times without suffering material degradation.
Knowing all of that are you ready to go green today with a metal roof? Yes?! Great call Residential Renovations at 419-691-3300 or visit our website at to learn more now!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Thank Heaven for Metal Roofing!

This month there are so many things to be thankful for - at Residential Renovations we are thankful to be a leader in the metal roofing business in Ohio and Michigan! Yes, we offer asphalt roofing shingles, but we always like to share with our customers the options that are available. Many think it is an apple to orange comparison and we agree! When you put them side by side there are so many more benefits you will be thankful for as well - including:

  • It is typically possible to install a metal roof over an old roof, thus eliminating the extra standing-seam-metal-roof-installation cost and hassle associated with the shingle tear-off
  • Unlike many other roofing materials, a metal roof can easily be installed in the winter
  • Metal roofs such as standing seam and stone coated metal roofing are considered a lifetime roofing system
  • Metal roofs have a longer life span - they are one and done and typically never require a repair or replacement metal roof ever again
  • Metal roofs offer the best protection against ice, snow, and ice dams
  • Metal roofs are considered to be ice and snow-shedding roofing systems, which means you never have to worry about roof leaks
  • Metal roofs will protect your house against hurricane level winds - wind uplift ratings of 110-160 mph
  • Metal roofing is the only TRULY green material in the roofing industry, utilizing the least amount of resources during manufacturing, contains no petroleum by-products, and can always be recycled

These are just a few - to learn more call Residential Renovations at 419-691-3300 or visit our website at!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Maintaining Your Roof!

A metal roof will provide you with many years of trouble-free service, but that doesn’t mean you should
forget about it and simply neglect it. A metal roof is practically maintenance free depending on the type purchased. Standing seam versus stone coated metal roofing requires different amounts of maintenance.

One of the main maintenance concern area quite frequently, especially during the early spring and fall months, is the buildup of leaves and tree debris. Initially leaves and other types of wind blown debris on a metal roof might seem harmless at first site, however leaves and debris can trap moisture which can lead to damaging the metal. More importantly, if this type of neglect goes on for any serious length of time it will effect the quality of your roof over time.

We are not suggesting you need to blow your roof every time a few leaves sit on it, but you should make it a regular habit to do it a few times throughout the year depending on the amount of trees on your property or what part of the state you live in.

Remember, if you do this type of maintenance and show regular care it will help to extend the life of your metal roof even longer! Don't have a metal roof and want to learn more call Residential Renovations at 419-691-3300 or visit our website for more information at

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Can A Metal Roof Be Installed In December?

Yes! A metal roof can be installed in the cold winter months! Unlike many other roofing materials, a metal roof does not require the same heat factor that shingles do. Asphalt shingles require a certain amount of heat from the sun in order for the shingles to setup and adhere to each other and not have asphalt shingle blow off.

If you are interested in a free estimate call Residential Renovations at 419-691-3300 or check out our website for lots of tips and information today at!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Is A Metal Roof Right For ME?!!?!!

When, or if you, are even considering a metal roof for your next roof, here is what we recommend you need to know:

  • Metal roofs come in a wide variety of styles, profiles and colors to compliment any residential design
  • Metal roofs offer the highest amount of durability and lifespand you will ever need - some lasting over 60 years of tested time
  • Metal roofs are highly resistant to inclement weather and have shown through with intense testing that even through high winds they can withstand gusts up to 140 miles per hour
  • Metal roof are also nearly 100% recyclable
  • Metal roofs are extremely energy efficient - absorbing up to 34% less heat than asphalt roof shingles - keeping your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter for less cost

Choosing your next roof doesn’t have to be something you do alone - Call Residential Renovation we offer year-round installation at 419-691-3300.You might be surprised how inexpensive a new metal roof might be! Or visit our website at to learn more now!

Friday, July 15, 2016


Are you in need of patching up a leaking roof or replacing your aging roof any time soon? As winter is fast approaching...yes I know it is SUMMER....but you know the old saying...summer today...winter tomorrow in the Midwest! Remember our winter hit of over a foot of snow in APRIL of this year? I DO!

Harsh weather - even in the changing seasons from spring to summer to fall can greatly affect a roof’s life span and performance - especially if it is an asphalt roof. This is why so many are now turning to the idea of changing their asphalt roofs to a metal roof. Metal roofs offer low to no maintenance throughout the year, and can provide even more benefits during the colder months when snow and wind are painfully harsh on our homes and roofs.

A few of the benefits metal roofing offers all year long include:

  • Cuts the cost of heating and air conditioning bills which results in lower energy costs all year long
  • Manufactured to resist damage from trees, snow, ice and other harsh elements from nature
  • Metal roofs continuously give back financially and environmentally

At Residential Renovation we offer year-round installation so even if you want to wait until December to have us install your metal roof we can! Don't wait call us today start the conversation! You might be surprised how inexpensive a new metal roof might be!

Call 419-691-3300 or  or visit our website at to learn more!

Friday, June 10, 2016


The initial cost of a metal roof over an asphalt roof often exceeds other materials, such as asphalt, slate, or tile. Industry research estimates the average cost per square foot is around $3.00, compared to asphalt roofing shingles at $1.50. However, a metal roof offers improved strength and untouchable, long term durability, and lower maintenance and energy costs over the long term lifespan of a home's roof. In fact, over a metal roof’s lifespan, aphalt roof shingles can cost just as much, if not more - due to the high replacement costs of having to do it so many times.

Metal roofs are manufactured for durability. Over time they require less maintenance and saves money year after year when it comes to energy costs for heating and cooling a home. In closing as a professional roofer who sells both asphalt roofs and metal roofs, the lifetime value of a roof is comprised of more than just the initial cost of shingles, labor and warranties. Other variables must also be considered when replacing a roof which can include maintenance (your time and, or cost for someone else to do for you), energy costs (heating and cooling) and overall lifespan due to aging out related issues. Metal roofs are more expensive on face value, but spread over several years, it provides more value and savings per year than you can imagine if you are really honest with yourself.

For more information call Residential Renovations at 419-691-3300 or visit our website at to learn more!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Galvalume® vs. Galvanized

While both metal roofing products were developed to essentially sacrifice themselves to protect the steel sheeting they coat, the above exposure comparison shows that Galvalume® performs (up to nine times) better in fighting corrosion as compared to Galvanized coating. While Galvalume® can initially show signs of corrosion faster than Galvanized, it has a sacrificial property that will prevent the corrosion from growing whereas once corrosion has started on a Galvanized panel, it can continue to corrode until panel integrity is lost.

According to a study released by the Metal Construction and Zinc Aluminum Coaters associations, the longevity of a low-slope unpainted Galvalume® standing-seam roof is 60 years. (Additionally, primer and paint adhere better to Galvalume®-coated panels and they carry a 20-year limited warranty while galvanized panels do not, making them a smarter long-term investment for homes, agricultural buildings or commercial properties.

For more information call Residential Renovations at 419-691-3300 or visit our website at to learn more!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Want to Visualize Your Home With A Metal Roof?

Envisioning your next project has never been easier with our color visualizer that we have teamed up with American Building Components to offer you. You can upload your own in pro-mapping or choose from our sample photos to get started. Pick your metal panel and color, and watch your home come to life in just a few minutes. 

Now you too can visualize what a new metal roof will look like!

Visit our website now to begin visualing at

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