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Month: April, 2013
Ditch the Asphalt and Say Hello to the Last Roof you’ll Ever Need
| April 29, 2013 | 8:00 AM | Uncategorized | No comments

It’s no big surprise that more and more homeowners are getting sick and tired of dealing with roofing problems every time it storms. Traditional asphalt roofs are losing their steam because homeowners are growing frustrated with their short shelf life of 10-15 years. So what’s a homeowners to do if they are fed up with asphalt? While businesses have tapped into the world of metal for years, more and more homeowners are now looking at metal roofing for their homes.

Residential metal roofing is one of the fastest growing home improvement projects  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 a durable long lasting, value added roofing system.   While other roofs quickly diminish in value as they age, metal provides 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

If you are like the thousands of homeowners who thinks metal makes sense, we here at Erie Construction of Evansville, Indiana would love to come out and give you a free estimate and show you why our roof is the last one you’ll ever need!


Make a Smart Choice and Never Worry about your Roof Again!

If you are sick and tired of asphalt roofing problems, you are not alone. Asphalt is a popular option because it’s inexpensive and it’s readily available. The downsides is that it is not durable to say the least. With that said, a typical life span for an asphalt roof is about 10-15 years! That’s not a very long time before you will need to shop around for a new roof.

If you’ve driven around lately, you’ve probably noticed that metal roofs have truly come full circle during the past century. The reason so many are falling in love with this material is that it is so durable. When it comes to wind and weather resistance, metal roofing stands alone, meeting the toughest wind, fire, and impact codes in the country. Your metal roof will probably even outlast you because most last 3 to 4 times longer than an asphalt shingle roof.

Another great benefit of metal roofing is that there is a genuine concern in helping to maintain and improve the environment for future generations. Metal is one of the most energy efficient roofing systems available and tests have shown that it can save you up to 40% on cooling costs.

In addition, metal is not asphalt based like shingles, which means its production doesn’t continue to fuel our country’s biggest addiction… oil. Erie Construction of Evansville, Indiana is a trusted leader in the industry and would love to show you why metal just makes sense for so many different reasons!


Want to Sell your Home? Make Sure, it’s in Tip-Top Shape

Let’s face it, our current real estate market is soft at best. What this means is that it’s not impossible to sell a home, but if you want to get a decent asking price you need to make sure it’s in tip top shape. In order to attract more buyers and make your home more memorable, consider room upgrades or additions, such as landscaping, high grade windows or a new roof.

Residential roofing is a huge make it or break it element of your home. No one wants  to have to replace the roof as soon as they move in. So, if you want the buyers to make an offer on  your home you need to make sure your roof in in great shape or replace it. Many are even opting to go the metal roof route because it lasts pretty much forever and can withstand severe weather conditions.

Asphalt shingles perform extremely poorly in adverse weather conditions.  Plus, asphalt typically only lasts 10-15 years! Erie Construction of Evansville, Indiana is a trusted leader in the industry and would love to show you your roofing options.

Making sure your kitchen and bathrooms are in great shape will also help you sell your home because buyers are not after fixer uppers anymore. Many want turn key homes they can move their belongings into and call it a day. If your home is not move in ready, buyers will most likely move on to the next house and we all know there is definitely not a shortage of homes on the market right now.

Metal is Forever Changing the Residential Roofing Industry

When it comes to home ownership, it doesn’t take long before something needs to be fixed or repaired all together. It just goes with the territory. One of the biggest areas that seems to keep homeowners on their toes is residential roofing. Typical asphalt shingles have been popular for years and years. The biggest problem with them is that they do not hold up in stormy conditions and on average only last 10-15 years. That’s no time! Before you know it, you’ll be like many homeowners and having to replace your roof.

Are you looking for an energy efficient way to improve the longevity of your house or add thousands onto the resale value of your house? A metal roof from Erie Construction of Evansville, Indiana is your answer. Metal is the strongest product available which is why it’s single handedly changing the residential roofing industry for the better!

Our steel panel stamped shingle design offers the classic features of a traditional style reinforced with the strength and longevity of steel. Erie Metal Roofs are guaranteed against abnormal weathering; this includes discoloration, winds up to 120mph, and hail. The metal roof is also non-porous and is freeze and thaw resistant. It won’t crack, break, burn, curl, or split.

Available in a multitude of styles, from terracotta tiles to wood shake, to match the unique features of your home while offering a permanent roofing solution. It’s why we call it, “the last roof you’ll ever need.” Each tile is finished with a final glaze to encapsulate the panel to protect your roof from any damage for more than twice as long as your standard roof. That’s a great comfort and it’s why metal is the new “go to” material in the industry.

Make the Homeowner Fix the Problems before Signing on the Dotted Line
| April 1, 2013 | 8:00 AM | Remodeling | No comments

Are you a first-time home-buyer eager to get out of apartment living and buy your very own house? Whatever you do, don’t rush into things and follow these simple steps to help you decide whether you’re ready to take the plunge.

  1. Always check the selling prices of comparable homes in your area and neighborhood by searching actual multiple listing service, or MLS, listings in your area on a number of websites, including the National Association of Realtors.
  2. Use Bankrate’s mortgage calculator to get an idea of what your monthly mortgage payments would be if you bought today.
  3. Calculate your total monthly housing cost, including taxes and homeowners insurance because in some areas, what you pay for your taxes and insurance escrow will almost double your mortgage payment.
  4. Determine what your closing costs will be.  Closing costs can include origination fees charged by the lender, title and settlement fees, taxes and prepaid items like homeowners insurance or homeowners’ association fees and shouldn’t be overlooked during the purchase process.
  5. Review your budget and determine how a house fits into it. Fannie Mae recommends that buyers spend no more than 28 percent of their income on housing costs. Go much past 30 percent and you risk becoming house poor.
  6. Buying a house is a great way to build wealth, maintaining your investment but can be labor-intensive and expensive.  Always remember to look at the big picture before inking the deal.

When unexpected costs for new appliances, residential roofing repairs and plumbing problems crop up, there’s no landlord to turn to, and these costs can quickly drain your bank account. Make sure you hire a thorough home inspector. If the house you are wanting to buy has a bad roof or other “large” repairs like foundation issues, you need to either choose another house or have the homeowners make the repairs.  Erie Construction of Evansville, Indiana is a trusted leader in the industry and would be happy to come out and take a look at the house you’re interested in, and give the homeowners a fair price on repairs. So the bottom line is that you need to take things slow. Consider whether you’re ready for the expense and effort of home ownership before pulling the trigger.