If you think hiring a pro is expensive, try hiring an amateur

November 7, 2016

Quoting Mike Holmes, home improvement contractor and television host, truer words have never been spoken. Too often we see the end results of a metal roof that was purchased because the contractor offered the lowest price and the homeowner didn’t take the time to research the company or the product used in the installation. When… ( read more )

Metal roofing installed all fall and winter long!

  Can a metal roofing be installed when it’s cold? This is a great question and a common concern of many homeowners. So far we’ve been lucky….60+ degrees in November with no temperature forecasts through December of less than 30 degrees! Could this be a sign of another mild winter heading our way? Hope so!… ( read more )

Misinformation at Home and Garden Shows

January 25, 2016

Having attended recent home and garden shows while posing as a potential customer to the very few companies that did metal roofing as part of their business, I learned that potential metal roofing buyers are bombarded with a wealth of misinformation. From the inaccurate statement that “metal roofing is noisy” to warranty claims that don’t… ( read more )

Cleveland / Akron Roof Installers: Standing Seam

December 31, 2015

Standing seam roofing is often referred to as “barn roofing”,  and it’s becoming a popular choice for roofing Akron & Cleveland area homes. Unfortunately, there are many purveyors of these products who do not follow through with quality standing seam roof installation. Every new standing seam roof installation requires: deck preparation underlayment fabrication placement fastening flashing… ( read more )

Early Decisions on a Roof: Cleveland / Akron Home Building

December 28, 2015

With new homes being designed and built specifically for owners in Cleveland & Akron, roofing decisions need to come early in the building process. We know that no matter where you build a new home, there are thousands of choices to be made. In Akron and Cleveland: roof choices carry extra weight because of the… ( read more )

Asphalt Roofing – The Epitome of Planned Obsolescence

December 9, 2015

It’s easy to be misled by warranties written by asphalt manufacturers. The sad thing is, many of us take them at face value instead of really reading what the warranty covers. In every asphalt warranty, it’s clear that what the bulk of the warranty covers is “manufacturing defects”. This simply means that for as long… ( read more )

Roofing for Steel City

March 12, 2015

Pittsburgh! Thanks for the huge turnout at our Home and Garden Show booth since we started last Friday! It’s been great seeing people we’ve already done roofs for plus all of our soon-to-be customers! If you haven’t made it, be sure to come out to booth 2034 before it ends Sunday at 6:00! Get all the show details… ( read more )

Metallic Coatings

All Steel Roofing has a protective barrier on both sides of the sheet called a metallic coating which protects against rusting. This is underneath and separate from any paint which imparts color to the product. There are two types of metallic coatings used: Galvanized: This is 100% Zinc in various thicknesses depending upon the product… ( read more )


February 26, 2015

If there’s one thing homeowners are confused about, or don’t take the time to research, is the difference between the various standing seam products on the market today. The biggest reason for this is that they usually can’t compare panels side by side and don’t know the correct questions to ask. I’ll attempt to clarify… ( read more )

See us at the Duquesne Light Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show

January 26, 2015

Distinctive Metal Roofing will be at the 32nd annual Duquesne Light Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show, March 6th through the 15th at the Pittsburgh Convention Center. During those ten days in March, hundreds of thousands of homeowners from across the tri-state will shop the region’s most trusted marketplace with over 1600 exhibits covering over 10… ( read more )

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Owner was very professional, answered all our questions and even helped us with financing by making us ware of a state program that reduced our rate by 3%. Amish crew was fabulous, great work ethic and oh so conscientious about detail. Doug and Denise Z. Chesterland, Ohio

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