Erie Construction Co., Erie Construction Mid West
Month: October, 2013
Only One Roofing Material will Last a Lifetime
| October 28, 2013 | 3:14 PM | Uncategorized | No comments

Who wants to replace their asphalt roof every time every 10-15 years? Sound like a short amount of time? That’s the reality of asphalt. Yes, 10-15 years and it’s time to replace it. The other issue I have with asphalt is that it just doesn’t hold up in bad weather. Strong winds are a problem and usually means you will have some missing shingles to deal with. Asphalt is the most inexpensive material around which is why everywhere you look, you see it.

Because of these issues with asphalt, many homeowners are catching on that asphalt may seem like a better deal but in the long run with repairs and having to replace it so soon, it really isn’t that wise of an investment. This is why 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. I love the fact that metal seals out water, survives high winds and easily sheds snow. A metal roof is also resistant to fire, mildew, insects and rot. Warranties vary widely but most come with a strong warranty of 20 to 50 years. To me, these reasons make metal well worth the price tag. I mean who doesn’t want a roof that will last a lifetime and that they’ll never have to repair and worry about?

Another benefit to metal is that is extremely energy efficient. Your home will stay cooler in the summer and will save you on your energy bills. Erie Construction, of Evansville Indiana is proud to be considered one of the trusted leader in the industry and would love to come out and show you why a metal roof just makes sense!

Choose a Roof that will Last a Lifetime
| October 21, 2013 | 11:45 AM | Uncategorized | No comments

There’s a reason why metal roofing is gaining in popularity especially over asphalt shingles. Asphalt is a bummer because it just doesn’t hold up in stormy weather. Especially in high winds. My neighbor had the worst luck last Spring. We had several close calls for tornadoes in our state. Thankfully, straight line winds was the worst of it. Greg’s asphalt roof though did not fare so well. After the storm, a large section was missing shingles and it end up costing Greg several hundred dollars to get it all repaired. This is the exact reason why asphalt is losing its popularity contest and metal is picking up so much steam. In fact, 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! That’s it! I have never met anyone that enjoys having to make repairs to their roof let alone replace the entire thing after a measly 10-15 years!

The bottom line is that if you truly want your home to be energy efficient you need to rethink your roof. 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. While other roofs quickly diminish in value as they age, metal will most likely be the last roof you’ll ever invest in. I like the sound of that!

Erie Construction of Evansville, Indiana is proud to be considered one of the trusted leaders in the industry and would love to come out, give you a free estimate and show you why many are choosing metal over flimsy asphalt!

STOP Wasting Money Patching Up your Asphalt Roof
| October 14, 2013 | 8:34 AM | Uncategorized | No comments

For years, metal roofing has been gaining in popularity for commercial properties. No big surprise there but now the material is picking up steam in the residential market. Drive around and you will see that more and more homeowners are getting rid of their flimsy asphalt roofs that need to be replaced every 10-15 years and switching to metal. I mean, who wants to deal with missing asphalt shingles every time it storms? With that being said, who wants to deal with replacing their roof after a measly 10-15 years? Not many people. Asphalt is popular because it’s readily available and it’s cheap. However, when you factor in repairs and having to replace it after such a small amount of time, it really doesn’t add up to being such a great bargain after all.

The biggest problems with asphalt shingles has to do with their durability. The problem is that asphalt shingles have been known to become damaged before their warranty expires, and that means the homeowner is left footing the bill. Not Cool!

The bottom line is that if you don’t want to deal with replacing your roof every 10-15 years you really should look into quality metal roofing. Home improvement experts say metal roofing is the sturdiest material you can put on your roof. Metal will hold up to any and all severe weather including the highest of winds and even fire. Plus, metal roofing is quite possibly the last roof you’ll ever need. Erie Construction of Evansville, Indiana is proud to be considered one of the trusted leaders in industry. We’d love to come out, give you a free estimate, and show you why metal roofing is taking over the roofing industry.

Stop Investing in a Flimsy Roof
| October 7, 2013 | 1:41 PM | Uncategorized | No comments

Driving around any neighborhood there is definitely not a shortage of traditional asphalt roofs. This material has been popular because it’s cheap. However, when you really factor in that it only has a shelf life of 10-15 years, it really doesn’t end up being that cheap. In the past few years, more and more homeowners are ditching asphalt and opting for metal. That’s right, it’s not just for businesses anymore! There are many reasons why many are making the switch but the biggest reasons lie in the durability factor. If you want better protection, no matter what the weather forecast holds, metal is for you. From torrential rains, hail storms, gusty winds and brush fires, a metal roof can withstand it all! Come rain, hail or shine, metal roofs are installed using continuous sheets so that you get a watertight solution. You also get a tough barrier that protects your home from falling branches and flying debris.

Stop worrying about your asphalt roof every time it storms. Metal gives you peace of mind, with an unbeatable manufacturer’s warranty of up to 25 years.

Benefits include:

*Most durable roofing material, provides your home with a tough barrier in the face of strong wind, hail, falling branches and flying debris.
*Your metal roof is corrosion resistant.
* Durable as it has an oven-baked finish that will stand the test of time.
*Better protection from the elements with its continuous sheets that make it watertight.
*Advanced technology that helps it to resist against chipping, cracking and peeling.
*Built from non-combustible materials.
*Termite resistant.
*Energy Efficient.

Many home improvement experts say a metal roof is most likely going to be the last roof you’ll ever need! They are that durable! Erie Construction of Evansville, Indiana is proud to be considered one of the trusted leaders in the industry and would love to come out and show you our high quality product. You’ll see why so many are happily ditching asphalt and going metal. Many tell us they’re only regret is waiting as long as they did to make the investment!