Erie Construction Co., Erie Construction Mid West
Month: December, 2013
Go Metal and Invest in the LAST Roof you’ll Ever Need
| December 16, 2013 | 11:29 AM | Uncategorized | Only Pings

There are so many reasons why more and more homeowners are ditching asphalt when it comes to their roofing needs. There are just so many reasons why asphalt just isn’t a good, long-term option. The fact of the matter is that asphalt really only has a shelf life of 10-15 years! That’s it! The problem is that the asphalt content in today’s shingles is extremely low. This translates into shingles that begin curling, cupping and shedding granules in just one year. No one wants to replace their roof after a mere 10-15 years and this is why metal roofing is quickly gaining in popularity.
The bottom line is that when it comes to residential roofing, most roofs are replaced, or at least repaired, every ten years. Most asphalt shingle roofs have a lifespan of 15 to 20 years. Slate, aluminum, steel, and clay roofs all have life spans of 50-plus years, some lasting up to 200! That sounds a lot better than 10-15 years. We recently had a pretty bad storm here that packed some pretty strong winds. My neighbors house across the street had major roof damage. I’m talking about missing asphalt shingles everywhere! Not what you like to wake up to that’s for sure. Metal withstands any weather condition with ease.
The beauty of metal roofing is that it can stand up to any storm no matter how strong the winds. Bottom line is that it is impervious to the elements that often destroy asphalt roofing materials. So not only will you enjoy the increased durability, you’ll gain the benefit of its eye catching beauty that wont fade, ever. . If you are in the market for a new roof doing a little research will definitely pay off. Erie Construction of Evansville, Indiana is proud to be considered one of the trusted leaders in the industry and would love to show you why many are confidently making the switch to metal roofing.

Winter is Approaching–Is your Roof Ready?
| December 9, 2013 | 4:02 PM | Uncategorized | Only Pings

Winter is upon us which means that this is the season for roof leaks and other damage especially is your have asphalt shingles. No one wants to have think about replacing their roof or making repairs. It’s just one of those annoying things homeowners have to deal with, especially is you have an asphalt roof. Asphalt shingles perform extremely poorly in adverse weather conditions. Plus, asphalt typically only lasts 10-15 years! Who wants to replace their roof after this short amount of time? No one!

If you’ve driven around lately, you may have noticed that some homeowners are ditching asphalt and opting to go with a metal roof. Years ago, you only saw metal on businesses, not anymore! Now let’s talk about some common myths and facts where metal is concerned. Some homeowners believe that metal roofs will take on dents and other imperfections over time due to hail, falling tree limbs and other potential dangers. Not true! This is a widespread but untrue myth. Modern roofs use strong steel rated for 150-mph winds, so they actually stand up to severe weather better than other roofing materials. You can also walk on your roof without damaging it. Metal roofs rarely take on dents or scratches, and with some light maintenance, you can take care of these imperfections at a fraction of the cost of repairing a nonmetal roof.

You can see why homeowners are making the switch to metal. Ultimately, metal is an excellent long-lasting option with excellent and low maintenance needs. When you go metal, you will probably be buying the last roof that your home will ever need. Erie Construction of Evansville, Indiana is proud to be considered one of the trusted leaders in the industry and would love to show you our high quality roofing options.

Stop Dealing with Roofing Problems–Erie has THE Solution
| December 2, 2013 | 5:01 PM | Uncategorized | Only Pings

No one enjoys dealing with roofing problems. It’s right up there with having to clean out your gutters. A few days ago, friends of mine in the Midwest were dealing with tornado warnings and extremely high winds. In fact, many were dealing with lost power because of it. I saw in a Facebook post that a friend of mine commented that he wasn’t going to count sheep to fall asleep. The winds were so crazy strong that he was instead going to count shingles flying off his asphalt roof! Yes, I did get a chuckle out of his comment, but I know the next morning it was anything but funny! Unfortunately this is the reality of asphalt.

If you’re tired of dealing with roofing problems, you’re not alone! Sure asphalt is a cheap option when it comes to roofing, but when you factor in all of the problems and limitations that asphalt has, it doesn’t really add up to be the best bargain. The main problem is that plain and simple, asphalt doesn’t hold up in severe weather conditions especially strong winds. The other major issue I have with it is that it only lasts 10-15 years. That’s it! This means that after a mere 10-15 years you WILL have to replace your entire asphalt roof!

If that doesn’t sound appealing to you, you need to consider the roofing option that will last a lifetime. Metal roofing. Over the life of your home, metal roofing is the most economical roofing material available. If you want the last roof you’ll ever need than you really should consider metal. Most come with a 50+-year warranty, a hail penetration warranty and a wind warranty up to 120 miles per hour. That’s amazing and a huge difference when you compare it to asphalt.

Now let’s talk about energy efficiency. Another benefit to metal. You will see a reduction in energy costs during summer and winter months. Metal roofs can be installed over an existing roof, which creates even more insulation from temperature extremes. Erie Construction of Evansville, Indiana is proud of our reputation as one of the trusted leaders in the industry. We would love to come out and show you our high quality product! No more replacing shingles that fly off during strong winds and no more replacing your roof every 10-15 years. With metal, you are investing in the LAST roof you’ll ever need!