Erie Construction Co., Erie Construction Mid West
Month: September, 2012
A New, Greener Metal Roof
| September 24, 2012 | 1:12 PM | Energy Savings, Green Lifestyle, Home Design, Metal Roof | Only Pings

Recent studies including one by the Cool Metal Roofing Coalition shows that installation of reflective metal roofing can save your home up to 40% in summer cooling energy costs. This means less money out of your wallet, less dependence on energy resources and less general air pollution in your neighborhood.

The secret to metal roofing’s energy savings is in its variety of finishes. The basic, unpainted roof will reflect much of the solar radiation usually absorbed in your attic and home by a traditional asphalt roof. But, for homes in warmer climates, pre-painted or granular coated roofing systems in metal not only reflect solar energy but also cool your home. This is done because it works to re-emit most of what solar radiation is absorbed. Where annual cooling loads dominate, a highly reflective and highly emissive painted or granular-coated roof is optimal for reducing energy consumption and can actually re-emit up to 90% of absorbed solar radiation. That’s a lot of savings, and it’s why metal is fast becoming a popular residential roofing option.

Most roofing that is metal, including standing seam, is composed of recycled material and can be installed directly onto an existing asphalt roof, reducing landfill waste and promoting quick installation. Erie Construction in Evansville, Indiana offers you a long-term solution in roofing. An option that will protect your home and put money in your pocket.

For Sale to Sold

If you are really serious about trying to sell your home, local real estate experts whatever you do don’t rush to hire the first realtor you meet. Talk to at least three neighborhood specialists. Ask each listing agent to give you a marketing plan that explains what they will do to market and sell your home. In addition, ask the agents to prepare a comparative market analysis for you.

Next up, you will want to move out bulky and excess furniture. Now, you need to start thinking about making repairs and possibly some updating. Not all resale repairs will pay off. Old, outdated, bathrooms and kitchens are major deal breakers. Buyers nowadays don’t want to think about having to tackle these areas. Not only because of the money involved but the inconvenience as well. Realtors say, potential buyers are also turned off, by a roof that is past its prime. If you really want to impress, a metal roof is sure to do that. Metal Roofs are durable, reliable and are becoming more popular that traditional asphalt roofs. Buyers are sick of replacing traditional asphalt roofs every ten to twenty years. With new metal roofing materials, they can relax because they know it will hold up for years and years to come.   Erie Construction of Evansville, Indiana is a leader in the industry and will come out for free and give you a price you won’t be able to beat anywhere.

Now that you’ve done some updating, you need to make sure your home looks the part. You can hire a professional stager, ask your agent to help stage or stage it yourself. You will get more for your home if it is staged.
Lastly, do not select an agent based on suggested sales price. Some will overbid each other to get the listing. But do not overprice. Homes that are overpriced often sell for less than market value. Good luck!


For more information about metal roofs take a look at this article : “Why Asphalt Roofs are losing the popularity contest.”

Why Asphalt Roofs are losing the popularity contest
| September 10, 2012 | 12:28 PM | Energy Savings, Metal Roof | No comments

Metal roofs used to only be seen on commercial buildings, but now it seems that they are gaining in popularity among homeowners. One reason why is that they are extremely strong and durable. Their toughness meets the strictest codes for wind, fire, and impact. Another big reason to consider this type of roof is energy savings. It is one of the most energy efficient roofing systems available. They are durable and weather resistant, having the highest UL ratings for fire, wind, and impact resistance. Another benefit is that it will last three or more times longer than traditional asphalt shingle roofing.

No matter where you live, summer temps are climbing higher and higher. Another reason, why this type of roof makes sense. Energy Star certified metal roofing materials reflect a high percentage of the sun’s energy back into the atmosphere. What this means is that your attic temperatures will be lower. Traditional, dark asphalt shingle roofs absorb solar radiation, making your attic a very hot place during the summer months. The higher the Energy Star reflectance rating your metal roofs have, the more money you save.

Erie Construction of Evansville, Indiana is a leader in the industry because of the quality product we offer and our low prices. Give us a call so we can meet with you and give you a free estimate. Many of our homeowners say they’re biggest regret, is waiting as long as they did to go metal.

Popular, Energy Saving Roofing Options
| September 3, 2012 | 12:00 AM | Energy Savings, Metal Roof | No comments

No matter where you look, metal roofs are gaining in popularity, and are everywhere! Experts say, metal roofs are growing in popularity for a couple of reasons. Besides the fact that they’re now made in a great many colors and styles, metal roofs are also much more reliable than they used to be years ago. They make a lot of sense for many reasons including the fact that they have a neoprene washer under the head which lasts much longer than the lead-headed nails that were used years ago.

Residential metal roofing is one of the fastest growing segments of home improvement more than quadrupling its market share over the past decade. The benefits offered by today’s metal roofs allow homeowners to upgrade their homes with products of lasting value. While other roofs quickly diminish in value as they age, metal roofs provide the following lasting benefits:

  • Proven performance expectation of 50+ years
  • Beautiful styles to match any home or neighborhood
  • Interlocking panels for maximum wind resistance
  • Fire resistance
  • Energy efficiency by keeping homes cooler
  • Low weight to help preserve structural integrity and life

Local realtors say, potential home buyers get excited when they see a metal roof because they know it will last a long time and requires little to no maintenance. In many instances it can be the deciding factor when it comes to making an offer.