Erie Construction Co., Erie Construction Mid West
Month: July, 2013
Stop Worrying about your Roof Once & For All
| July 29, 2013 | 2:39 PM | Metal Roof | No comments

Do you have roofing issues every time it storms outside? If you do, you probably have an asphalt roof. Asphalt is the most inexpensive material around which is why everywhere you look, you see it. Aside from the fact that’s it’s not durable and doesn’t do well in high winds, it also only lasts a measly 10-15 years. That’s really not a long period of time before you need to replace your roof.

You‘ve probably noticed that metal is picking up steam when it comes to roofing products, not just for commercial use but for residential as well. One huge benefit is how long it lasts. Experts say a metal roof should last as long as you own your house. It also will completely seal out water, survives high winds and easily sheds snow. Metal is resistant to fire, mildew, insects and rot. Warranties vary widely but most come with a strong warranty of 20 to 50 years.

Most metal roofing materials can be installed on gently pitched roofs without danger of leaking and metal reflects radiant heat from the sun, minimizing midday heat gain. This means your home stays cooler in the summer and will save you on your energy bills. Local realtors say a metal roof is a strong selling feature on a home because buyers know its durable which means they will not have to even think about having roofing issues! Erie Construction, of Evansville Indiana is a trusted leader in the industry and would love to come out and show you why our metal roof is the LAST roof you’ll ever need!

Why Metal is Worry-Free & the Last Roof You’ll Ever Need
| July 22, 2013 | 1:35 PM | Advantages of a Metal Roof, Metal Roof | No comments

Are you tired of having to deal with roofing problems every time it storms? Do you have missing asphalt shingles or even patches on your roof that have worn out? This is a common issue with asphalt. Sure, it’s the cheapest material out there. However, when you factor in that it needs to be replaced after 10-15 years, it really isn’t the cheapest in the long run. Residential metal roofing is quickly becoming a desirable replacement to traditional shingles. Experts say, the reason more homeowners are ditching asphalt is that a metal roof is probably the last roof you’ll ever need.

Benefits Include:

*Longevity / Durability

*Energy Efficient

*Environmentally Friendly

*Extreme Weather Protection

These are all fantastic benefits but another plus is that a metal roof will  increase your home’s resale value by 1 to 6 percent when compared with an asphalt-shingled home. Additionally, you’ll recoup an average of 85.9 percent of your costs on a roof. That’s a tremendous return on investment!

Erie Construction of Evansville, Indiana is a trusted leader in the metal roofing industry. We’ve earned our reputation because we only offer the highest quality products, plus we offer fair and honest prices. Always have, always will.


One Roof is Energy Efficient, Storm Resistant & will Last a Lifetime
| July 15, 2013 | 3:45 PM | Advantages of a Metal Roof, Metal Roof | No comments

Years ago, you never saw metal roofing on any homes just businesses. Well, things have definitely changed now as residential metal roofing is one of the fastest growing segments of home improvement, today.  The big reason why so many homeowners are making the switch is that they are sick and tired of dealing with roofing issues.  Traditional asphalt roofs only last 10-15 years and definitely show their lack of strength in bad weather.

If the lack of durability has you rethinking asphalt, you need to consider going metal. If you truly want your home to be energy efficient you need to make the switch. Experts say metal roofing will likely last a lifetime and it is practically maintenance-free. The practical advantages of metal is that it makes your home safer in harsh weather and can significantly cut down on your energy bills. Aesthetically, metal is versatile in design to complement many architectural styles, from a century old farmhouse to a contemporary home.


Metal roofing allows homeowners to upgrade their homes with products of lasting value. 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

Erie Construction of Evansville, Indiana is a trusted leader in the industry and would love to come out, give you a free estimate and show you why our product stands out above the competition.

One Material is Taking over the Roofing Industry & For Good Reason!

Sure metal roofs have been a popular roofing choice for businesses for a long time now, but they are also gaining in popularity in the residential arena. Why are we seeing them in neighborhoods now? Well, for starters asphalt may be cheaper but it just doesn’t hold up. Who wants to have to worry about replacing their roof every 10-15 years? That’s exactly what you have to do with asphalt. Your home deserves the energy savings, beauty and protection that metal roofs can provide for a lifetime. A lifetime! I like that! Residential metal roofs are now available in a wide variety of design to complement any style home. Offered in a rainbow of colors, your roof can be a traditional vertical seam profile, or be manufactured to resemble wood shake, slate, shingles or clay tiles. Years ago, you had just one or two options, not the case anymore!

By choosing a metal roof, you’ll save money and do your part for the environment. An estimated 20 billion pounds of waste in U.S. landfills are from conventional roofing products, including asphalt shingles. Metal can often be installed over an existing roof, eliminating the cost and eco-impact of tear-off and disposal. Now let’s talk about saving you energy dollars. Metal now utilizes reflective pigment technology, which results in overall home energy efficiency, and lower utility bills. In addition, metal is made from 30-60% recycled material.

The best part of all is that if you go metal it is most likely the last roof you’ll ever need. Metal systems are resistant to cracking, shrinking and eroding; and can also withstand extreme weather conditions including heavy snow loads, hail storms and wildfires. Erie Construction of Evansville, Indiana is a trusted leader in the industry and would love to show you why this material is taking over the industry and for GOOD reason!

Get Top Dollar by Making the Improvements before Listing

When it comes to getting your home ready to sell there are quite a few things you need to do to get it market ready. Most buyers are willing to do simple repairs such as paint the walls, put in new carpeting or replace light fixtures but they typically don’t want to rebuild a foundation, move walls, or invest in a new roof.

Having to buy a new roof will deter many home buyers. The cost and work involved in tearing off the sheathing, repairing rafters and other costs are more worry than many home buyers will want to deal with. For most buyers, a move-in ready home is the most attractive buy. If you don’t make repairs, you will limit the number of potential buyers to your home.


Here are 10 minimum improvements to make before selling your home:


*Patch all holes and cracks in walls and ceilings.

*Fix all broken appliances and HVAC systems.

*Repair leaky faucets.

*Replace worn carpeting.

*Repaint dark or marred walls with neutral paint (not white).

*Replace broken windows.

*Repair or replace the roof.

*Change out dated light fixtures / ceiling fans.

*Replace old linens / window coverings.

*Fix code violations.


Fixer-upper buyers will discount the price of the home to allow for the repairs and, for the inconvenience, a bit more. Say, a home is worth $100,000 fixed up, but it needs a new roof. A new roof might cost $10,000. A buyer most likely will not offer $90,000 for this home. Otherwise, they could buy an identical home with a new roof for $100,000 and not have the hassle. What does this tell you, invest in a new roof and command a higher price. The other thing to keep in mind is that buyers know asphalt really only has a shelf life of 10-15 years. When they see a metal roof they know it will last, even in severe weather! Erie Construction of Evansville, Indiana is a trusted leader in the industry and would love to show you why metal will be the last roof you’ll ever need.