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Energy Efficiency and Expert Metal Roofing Installation

July 23, 2019

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Many homeowners choose metal roofs because they learn that these roofs can save the environment – and their wallets – through energy efficiency. That’s very true, but not all metal roof installations are the same in terms of energy efficiency. The level of energy efficiency achieved with metal roofing is dependent upon the knowledge of… ( read more )

What’s in Your Attic? Condensation?

June 27, 2019

Your home requires protection from and the prevention of condensation. So, what does metal roofing have to do with condensation? Here’s an explanation. A properly installed metal roof, with a properly prepared attic, can prevent condensation. Metal Roofing: Good Installation and Ventilation Means No Condensation When installed on standard residential construction consisting of typical attic… ( read more )

Ice Dams in Atlanta? Yes.

September 30, 2018

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What in years past may have been confined to some higher elevations in rural Georgia, has in recent years come to visit upon more of the state. Freezing temperatures from mounting winter blasts have brought snow and ice dams to Atlanta area homes. So, What Causes an Ice Dam? Ice dams generally result from one… ( read more )

Attic Ventilation: Keeping Your Home Comfortable and Secure

October 30, 2017

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Your home may have built in a specific manner that does not require attic ventilation. If so, your home is the exception to the need for proper a proper ventilation system, in and through the attic or below the roof. Good ventilation is important for any home for many reasons, including: Internal air quality and… ( read more )

Ventilation: Dealing with Excessive Moisture

June 20, 2017

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When it rains in Atlanta, it pours. And then there’s the heat. Many homeowners are reporting problems with excessive moisture and condensation in attic spaces. These problems are worse during seasons when heating and air conditioning units, which naturally draw moisture out of the air, are not being used. These problems are not related to… ( read more )

How to Achieve Good Attic Ventilation for Your Home

January 28, 2017

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Good attic ventilation requires both intake and exhaust vents. Intake vents are at the bottom of the roof, often in the home’s overhangs. Exhaust vents are typically at or near the ridge or peak of the roof. You want to have ventilation that creates total continuous air exchanges in the attic. Outside air flows in… ( read more )

Why is Good Ventilation Important for Your Home?

January 24, 2017

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Do metal roofs bring special ventilation needs or condensation concerns when installed on homes? The general answer is “no” but there is more than a simple answer. Unless a home has been built specifically in a manner which does not require attic ventilation (such as a conditioned space or hot attic, or insulated panel construction),… ( read more )