Angle Distribution For Non-90ยบ Miters

In any craft, it is common to have to make a miter cut on a piece of trim, siding, beam, joist, or basically anything. The most common miter angle is a 45º angle which when combined with another 45º angle forms a 90º corner. In this...

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Metal Roof Hip Cap Angle Calculation

The sheet metal industry opened my mind to the power of math when building things. I often found that I needed to calculate the angle at which to bend a piece of metal hip cap to achieve a perfect fit for a new metal roof installation. Back when I was...

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Proper Ventilation for Shingle Roofs

The next time you need to replace your roof be sure to consider your roof's ventilation at the eaves (intake) and ridge (exhaust). This key step to roof replacement is sometimes missed resulting in leaks from ice dams and shortened roof life. The...

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Measuring A Radius

When making trim for a circular or curved metal roof you must first measure the roof structure's radius of curvature. Usually contractors will attempt to trace a curve onto a piece of cardboard or scrap metal and then use that as a pattern. This...

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Metal Roof Hip Angle Calculation Part 2

In today's earlier post I explained how to calculate the dihedral angle of a roof hip under the conditions that the eaves of the adjacent roof surfaces that form the hip meet at 90º from the plan view perspective. Now for the more universal...

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3-Tab or Dimensional Shingles?

When the time comes that you need to replace your asphalt shingle roof, you must decide on what kind of roof you would like to have on your home for the next 20-100 years. Asphalt shingle roofs typically last between 15 and 30 years depending on...

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Chimney leaking?

Chimneys are often the source of leaks. Sometimes this is due to an issue with your roof, sometimes it is an issue with the chimney, and sometimes it is both. Most masonry chimneys either have a mortared top or a metal chimney cap to prevent water...

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Looking to dress up a bay window roof?

Applying asphalt shingles to a bay window roof is inexpensive, but the shingles will need replaced every 15-30 years while a metal roof will last 2-3 times longer. Plus a quality metal roof will outshine a shingle roof any day! We make these roofs out...

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Here are some reasons to choose a metal roof vs shingle.

Here is an article on why you would want a quality metal roof installed. https://www.bobvila.com/articles/metal-roofs-vs-shingles/

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Are you in need of a new roof?

Take a look at some reasons you may need to replace your existing roof. https://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/7-signs-you-need-a-new-roof-48751#repair-or-replace-roof

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Seamless Gutters

Structural Protection Gutters play an important role in protecting your home from unnecessary damage from rainwater.  Gutters collect and redirect rainwater away from your home's foundation preventing settling and other damage....

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