Erie Construction Co., Erie Construction Mid West
Month: September, 2013
Stop Worrying Every time it Storms Outside
| September 30, 2013 | 1:43 PM | Uncategorized | No comments

If you’ve driven around any neighborhoods lately you’ve probably noticed that some are sporting metal roofs instead of the traditional asphalt. One major reason homeowners are getting fed up with asphalt is that they have such a short shelf life. It only lasts 10-15 years. After that short amount of time you will start to see bald spots, worn areas, roof discoloration and pieces that have blown off due to inclement weather. This is the major complaint that homeowners have with asphalt. The shingles typically get damaged before their warranty expires. Who wants to deal with that?

Believe it or not, my neighbor Greg’s house is only six years old and the last major storm we had brought some straight line windows that ripped off dozens of his asphalt shingles. So, after spending a pretty penny to get his roof patched up he tells me he’s nervous about the next storm.

These very real problems are a big reason why many are ditching asphalt and turning to metal roofs. Home improvement experts love metal roofs because they will hold up to any and all severe weather including the highest of winds. Plus, many say it’s the last roof you’ll ever need! Erie Construction of Evansville, Indiana is proud to be one of the trusted leaders in this industry. We’d love to come out and show you our high quality metal roofs and the honest way we do business.

No more Roofing Worries and No More Patch Job Repairs
| September 23, 2013 | 8:05 AM | Uncategorized | No comments

When it comes to roofing, the thought of having to replace your traditional asphalt roof every  12 to 20 years does not make me very happy. I just want a high quality roof that is low maintenance and will last a very long time. If this is what you want as well you should not go with asphalt. If you already have it, you may want to consider investing in metal.

First, let’s talk about the problems of asphalt. It’s made of oil impregnated paper or fiberglass, and begins to deteriorate as soon as you put it on your roof. Just normal weather and the sun’s rays add to an asphalt roof’s deterioration, unlike a metal roof, which will not decompose. A metal roof can withstand about anything mother nature throws at it.

Metal is a premium roof system which adds value to your most important investment-your home. Initially,  a metal roof will likely cost more than an asphalt roof, comparable to some other systems like tile or shake and less than slate. While these premium roof systems look good initially, they breakdown over time and you wind up having to install two or more while metal will keep on providing the protection for you and your home.

Plus, metal will save you money over time-in fact, most come with a true 30 to 50 year warranty. Then, add that all in with what you’ll save in roof maintenance costs.  Metal is just about maintenance-free. All you have to do is occasionally hose it down from the ground. I like the sound of that. Erie Construction of Evansville, Indiana is a trusted leader in the industry and would love to come and give you a free estimate. We’ll show you why so many homeowners are wising up and ditching asphalt for metal!

Asphalt is Killing the Environment
| September 16, 2013 | 8:35 AM | Uncategorized | No comments

The biggest reason why homeowners choose asphalt for their roofing material is that it’s the cheapest option out there. Unless of course, you’re the three pigs and are opting for a straw roof. With that being said, asphalt is slowly starting to lose it’s popularity contest because it just doesn’t hold up. So many times when there is severe weather, homeowners have to deal with missing shingles or other roofing issues. This isn’t a fun problem to have every time it storms.

When it comes to longevity, a metal roof can’t be beat. Most metal roofs are guaranteed by the manufacturer for 30 to 50 years. They will easily last the lifetime of the home. They add value to a home, making it a great investment. There are homes on record that had metal shingles installed in the early 1900′s, and are still in good condition today. Wow! Asphalt shingles, on the other hand, last on the average 10-15 years! That’s it!

Between the two materials, home improvement experts say that metal is definitely superior. For one thing, asphalt shingles are not recyclable. According to the National Association of Homebuilders Research Center, 20 billion pounds of asphalt shingles are dumped into U.S. landfills every year. If you filled 40,000 pound trucks with the shingles, and placed each truck placed end to end would reach from New York to California and back, and then as far as Chicago. Unbelievable! 56 percent of metal roofing can be recycled. Because metal lasts for so long, there is not a need to tear them off and cause more pollution to the planet.

Dollar for dollar, then, you can see why metal roofing  is the best choice of the two. In terms of longevity, better protection against leaks, maintenance, and holding up in severe weather, a metal roof is still the best bet. Erie Construction of Evansville, Indiana is a trusted leader in the industry. We would love to come out, give you a free estimate and show you why our product never needs replacement, adds value and protection to your home, and is the best roofing material on the market.

STOP Dealing with missing Asphalt Shingles, Invest in the STRONGEST Roof Available
| September 9, 2013 | 11:25 AM | Uncategorized | No comments

There are so many reasons why many homeowners are ditching asphalt and investing in a metal roof. A traditional asphalt roof only lasts 10-15 years! I mean, who wants to have to think about replacing their roofs after only ten years? Not me!  Many experts say metal is so durable and will quite possibly be the LAST roof you’ll ever need! I like the sound of that!

A contemporary metal roof on a home can improve that 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 metal roof!  In addition to their home resale price improvement advantages, metal come with other benefits.  For starters, they are great insulators.  Metal reflects more of the sun’s energy, keeping your home cooler and saving 25 percent or more on heating and cooling costs. Many homeowner insurance companies provide policy discounts of up to 35 percent because metal is so durable and weather-resistant. Asphalt shingles are no match for mother nature, but metal can withstand even the strongest storms without flinching.

Typically, metal comes with a 50-year rated lifespan, though, compared with 15 years for asphalt and other materials. 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 metal makes sense on so many levels!

Who Wants to Replace their Roof Every 10-15 Years? NOT Me
| September 2, 2013 | 8:00 AM | Uncategorized | No comments

There are so many reasons why many are ditching asphalt and choosing a metal roof. The biggest problem that I have with asphalt is that it is not very durable. It does not hold up in stormy weather especially in high winds. Plus, it doesn’t last very long. Only about 10-15 years and you need to replace your roof.

Metal is picking up steam because of all the benefits it offers. First of all, it is a sustainable, energy efficient roofing product comprised of unpainted metal, pre-painted metal and granular-coated metal. It is available in a wide variety of finishes, colors, textures, and profiles, for steep-slope and low-slope applications.

If going “Green” is important to you this is the product you’ve been waiting for! They are 100% recyclable at the end of a long, useful life. Metal roofing meets the EPA Energy Star Roof Products Program performance criteria. It is extremely durable and has a proven track record to last well over 30 years with minimal maintenance. Home improvement experts say quite possibly this is the LAST roof you’ll ever need!

The benefit that I LOVE the most is the durability of a metal roof. They are documented to resist wind, hail, fire, and earthquakes. No other roof can even come close! Erie Construction of Evansville, Indiana is a trusted leader in the industry and would love to show you why metal is FAST becoming the best option when it comes to not just commercial but residential roofing.