Construction

When things don’t go as planned

By |2017-11-02T14:32:12+00:00November 2nd, 2017|Construction|

With a metal roofing installation, certain variables outside of the control of the metal roofing installer can occur in the process. A metal roofing installation is the completion of an entire system – from the underlayment to the metal panels. From the weather to one of the components of the metal roofing system to

2017 Annual Training

By |2017-09-01T21:32:30+00:00September 1st, 2017|Construction|

Just a word about our training class held in Sebring, Florida in August 2017 sponsored by Gulf Coast Supply & Manufacturing. Gulf Coast Supply & Manufacturing is the primary vendor for our metal roofing panels and supplies. As a certified Gulf Coast Supply & Manufacturing roofing installer, The Roof Duck prides itself in staying

Dissimilar Metals – Beware!!!

By |2017-08-22T19:32:35+00:00August 22nd, 2017|Construction|

In the installation of a metal roof, the types of metals used in the process must be taken into account. Dissimilar metals can have a negative effect on the longevity and integrity of a metal roofing system. With respect to the panels and fasteners, proper metal combinations will ensure a durable, secure metal roofing

Ridge Vents – A Simple, Effective Concept

By |2017-07-21T16:35:21+00:00July 21st, 2017|Construction|

With the investment of a metal roof comes the importance of installing an effective ventilation system. This ventilation system needs to properly protect and optimize your new metal roof. Ridge vents are an effective method to accomplish proper attic ventilation. Metal roofs rely on static ventilation. Static ventilation incorporates air from the outside of

The “Once-in-a-Lifetime” Roofing Alternative

By |2017-07-14T18:42:04+00:00July 14th, 2017|Construction|

Longevity is one of the top reasons consumers report choosing a metal roof for their home. A metal roof can last 50 years or more and requires little maintenance. In most instances, metal roofs have a minimum 25-year manufacturer’s warranty with many manufacturers having products warrantied up to 40 years. On the other hand,

Energy Efficiency – The Ultimate Benefit!

By |2017-07-05T12:12:27+00:00July 5th, 2017|Construction|

Energy efficiency is a primary asset in the purchase of a metal roof for your building project. Your goal is to have your building as energy efficient and comfortable as possible. Two factors play a significant role in the energy efficiency of a building – the reflectivity and emissivity of the roofing material. Reflectivity

Metal Roofing vs Shingles (What you need to know)

By |2017-06-24T15:17:17+00:00May 8th, 2017|Construction|

I know that I’m biased because I’m a metal roofing contractor but even taking that into consideration it’s hard to ignore the facts. Metal roofing is coming back in a big way. What do I mean by "coming back". Well, Metal Roofing dates back to biblical times. It has always been a desired premium

METAL MYTHS: Do metal roofs get struck by lightning?

By |2017-06-24T15:17:06+00:00May 7th, 2017|Construction|

Metal Roofing Myths in Jacksonville FL Won’t my metal roof get struck lighting?  Metal Roofing WILL NOT increase the chances of a lightning strike. However, if your roof was struck, the metal roof would most likely disperse the energy safely throughout the structure. One of the biggest advantages is that metal roofing is not

Are Metal Roofs Energy Efficient? (Energy Cost)

By |2017-06-24T15:16:56+00:00May 5th, 2017|Construction|

Are Metal Roofs Energy Efficient? With today’s energy cost on the rise more and more homeowners are using energy efficient roofing systems. Here in Jacksonville FL and in my hometown Columbia South Carolina, it gets sweltering hot in the summer, can you imagine how hot your roof is getting if you have dark shingles?