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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.

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.

FROM Windows to Roofing: Buyers WANT Energy Efficient Homes
| August 19, 2013 | 3:53 PM | Metal Roof | No comments

We all know the housing market isn’t the strongest its ever been. With that said, it’s important to know what buyers want. Especially if you ever want to sell your home and get a respectable price for it.  A new study recently released by NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) shows that buyers are after energy efficiency.  The top most wanted features involve saving energy:  94% of home buyers want energy-star rated appliances, 91% want an energy-star rating for the whole home, 89% want energy-star rated windows, and 88% want ceiling fans. Also, on the outside, if the home has siding, it better be high quality energy efficient, vinyl siding.

Roofing is another area of the home that can make or break the deal. If you have asphalt shingles, buyers know they are probably going to have to replace them sooner than later. In fact, asphalt only lasts a measly 10-15 years before a new roof is need. Local realtors say metal roofing is definitely picking up steam not just for commercial buildings but for residential as well. Buyers know that metal roofing can withstand high winds and will likely last a lifetime. It is also 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.

Advantages to Metal Roofing:

*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

Here at Erie Construction of Evansville, Indiana we are a trusted leader in the industry because we offer the highest quality product at fair and honest prices. If you are tired of messing with your old, asphalt roof we would love to come out and show you why energy efficient metal is quickly becoming the new “go to” material in roofing.

Invest in the LAST Roof You’ll Ever Need
| August 12, 2013 | 1:35 PM | Advantages of a Metal Roof | No comments

Asphalt roofing is definitely a popular roofing option, there’s no disputing that.  It’s readily available and its cheap. With that said, metal roofing is picking up steam. Not just for commercial use but residential as well. Metal roofs are a super smart roofing option because it provides energy savings, beauty, and protection for your home that can last a lifetime. Residential metal roofs are available in a wide variety of design to complement any style home.

Aside from energy savings, by choosing  metal, you’ll save money and do your part for the environment. Conventional roofing products, including asphalt shingles, contribute an estimated 20 billion pounds of waste to U.S. landfills annually! Metal can often be installed over an existing roof, eliminating the cost and eco-impact of tear-off and disposal.

Metal roofs 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. While your neighbors may re-roof their home many times, metal will likely be the last roof you’ll ever need. Resistant to cracking, shrinking and eroding, metal can also withstand extreme weather conditions including heavy snow loads, hail storms and wildfires. Local home inspectors say metal may cost more initially, but it will probably be the last roof you’ll ever need. When you do the math, you’re actually saving a great deal of money. Think about it, with asphalt, you have to replace your roof every 10-15 years.  Erie Construction, of Evansville, Indiana is a trusted leader in the industry and can show you why so many homeowners are rushing to go metal.

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!