Does a Metal Roof Need to be Grounded? The short answer is no, a metal roof does not need to be grounded. In most cases, you will not incur additional risk if you don’t ground it. Metal does conduct electricity. But when dealing with a full roof, a lightning… Original Archive page.
Will a Metal Roof Make My Home Hotter? Always wondered if a metal roof would make your home hotter? Well, putting a metal roof on your home will not make your home hotter. How hot your home’s interior will get, depends on two major factors. One being your roof… Original Archive page.
Are you wondering if you can paint your metal roof? Most painted metal roofs come with a baked-on factory finish and yes, you can re-paint them if need be. You can also paint over bare metal roofing. Here are some key points you should consider before going ahead with… Original Archive page.
New IronStone Slate We value our customers and their opinions. So, we’ve been working hard to bring our customers what they’ve been asking for. Over the last while, we’ve received feedback from both homeowners and installers that our IronStone Slate product could benefit from some improvements. Customers wanted a… Original Archive page.
Yes, in some cases, you can install a metal roof over asphalt shingles. Always check with your local building code officials first. Some codes don’t allow this at all and some only allow 2 layers of roofing in total, so if you already have 2 layers, the code will… Original Archive page.
Why are Ice Dams so bad? Ice dams happen when snow on your roof melts due to warm air escaping from inside your home, rising to the top of your attic area. The snow at the top of your roof melts and the water runs down your roof under… Original Archive page.
Mother Nature can hammer roofs in any region, from heavy snowfall bringing branches down on homes in the winter to hail and high winds in the spring and summer. When the weather damages your house, filing a roof insurance claim might be necessary to pay for the repairs. Missing or damaged… Original Archive page.
Your roof is an important element in the overall appearance of your home. Knowing how to choose the colour of roofing materials will help ensure that you make a choice that will suit your home’s appearance as well as work in the climate where you live. Your roof should… Original Archive page.
Often referred to as gutters, a properly installed and optimally-working eavestrough system carries run-off water from the roof via the gutters to the downspouts, which in turn direct that water away from the foundation of the home. The system is designed to protect your home from costly damage and… Original Archive page.
People don’t really think about the roof over their heads…until it springs a leak! Don’t wait until water is pouring in through the ceiling before you pay some attention to your roof. Here are some key things to consider when deciding if it’s time to replace your roof. Age The… Original Archive page.
Roof Repairs, Now or Later? Most homeowners quickly figure out when you put off regular maintenance jobs around your home, they tend to compound into problems. One maintenance item in particular should never be put off – roof repairs. There can be several issues that crop up over time… Original Archive page.
A regular roof inspection is one of the most worthwhile maintenance items a homeowner can do. A roof inspection will catch potential problems early and therefore prevent them from becoming more serious. This can have a huge impact towards extending the life of your roof and ensuring the health… Original Archive page.
Metal Dome Roof This is a first for Rare. One of our talented installers have completed a geodesic dome re-roof with our Ironwood Shake profile. We were very hesitant when they told about this very difficult metal dome project they agreed to take on but, to our surprise, we… Original Archive page.
Gable / Cross Gabled Just about the most common roof type is the gable roof. The shape on children’s drawings of houses and on the building pieces in the game of Monopoly, the gable roof is seen everywhere and just about every culture. A cross gabled roof has additional… Original Archive page.
Aren’t Metal Roofs Noisy? “….Not so. They [metal roofs] may even be quieter than other roof types” – BobVila.com “…metal roofing is often quieter than an asphalt shingle roof. When installed with solid sheathing, a metal roof on your home will actually silence noise from rain, hail… Original Archive page.
Proper Roof Ventilation There is much more to a good roof install than just properly applied roof shingles. Proper ventilation is key. Both warm and cold climates require proper roof ventilation to prevent costly issues from occurring inside and out of your home. Many homeowners are unknowingly reducing the… Original Archive page.
Tips on Finding a Good Roof Contractor Choosing a roof contractor is an important decision that most of us will only need to do once or twice in our lifetime. First Impressions A good place to start is by asking friends and neighbors if they have any recommendations. Checking… Original Archive page.
Key Point Proper roof ventilation has two main components: Intake vents, allowing cool fresh air into the attic Exhaust vents, allowing warm, moist air out of the attic Benefits In summer, a hot attic will heat up your roofing underlayment which can become brittle and ineffective. Insufficient venting will… Original Archive page.
Comparing Warranties Many homeowners choose their roof materials based largely on the warranty provided. Here are some tips on comparing roof warranties. All Roof Warranties Most roof warranties offered by roof manufacturers are only product warranties that cover things like product defects. These warranties don’t typically cover the labor… Original Archive page.
How Long Will a Metal Roof Last? Are you interested in making your house more energy efficient? Want to add a beautiful and striking major design element to your home. How about never replacing your roof again? Consider a metal roof. While the initial cost of a metal roof… Original Archive page.
Asphalt By far the most common roofing material in North America is the asphalt shingle, and for good reason. With a typical 20 to 30 year pro-rated warranty, they are a less expensive choice that will hold up well under wind, water, fire, ice and fluctuating temperatures. Asphalt roofing… Original Archive page.
How to Clean a Metal Roof? First of all, know your roof. You should start by doing some product specific research to ensure you don’t damage your metal roof. Second, ensure your own safety by making all necessary safety arrangements prior to stepping on the roof. Ensure you can… Original Archive page.
Does a Metal Roof Attract Lightning? During lightning season especially, homeowner often ask this question. The answer is no, a metal roof does not attract lightning. Height, pointy shape, and isolation are the dominant factors controlling where it will strike. So, the presence of metal makes virtually no difference… Original Archive page.
20 Years Metal Roofing Rare is happy to celebrate their 20th year manufacturing metal roof products. Our company started back in 1993 offering just one product; Rare’s European Tile roof system. Now with 20 years of metal roofing experience, we are looking forward to continue growing our metal roofing… Original Archive page.
Church Roof in Victoria, BC Rare Manufacturing is proud to share a recent church re-roof project completed by a local Rare metal roof installer. We supplied our IronStone Slate metal roof product for the First Metropolitan United Church re-roofing project in Victoria, BC. Dark Brown LG (low gloss) was… Original Archive page.
We have been tweaking our website to better serve those looking to learn all about metal roofing. We’ve added some more downloadable content to our Technical Specs page and hope you find this infomation useful. We now have an online order form for our customers, which is also on… Original Archive page.
We endured another year of the so called ‘economic down-turn’ with a brave face. While we haven’t had our best year, we had a successful year promoting our newest product, IronStone Slate. It seems to be a very popular choice, especially with homeowners in Eastern Canada. The long overdue… Original Archive page.
In December 2010, the US Congress extended the soon-to-expire Federal Tax Credit for installation of qualifying energy-efficient home improvements. The provision was extended for 2011 with some modifications to eligibility requirements, and reductions in the cap to $500 per home, and 10% of installed cost for qualifying equipment. For… Original Archive page.
We are thrilled to introduce IronStone Slate as Rare Manufacturing’s newest design. This new metal roof product has a similar system design as the existing roof systems that we have been offering for many years. This new profile was created to fill the need of those customers interested in… Original Archive page.
In February 2009 the new economic stimulus package re-vamped the income tax credit previously offered to US consumers for installing qualifying energy-efficient home improvements. The IRC Sec. 25C now allows for a credit of up to 30% of the total cost of the qualifying improvement, up to a new… Original Archive page.
Between January 27th, 2009 and February 1st, 2010, purchasing a new metal roof for your residence qualifies you for a non-refundable income tax credit of up to $1,350. For more information, please click on this link to the Canada Revenue Agency www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/sgmnts/hmwnr/hrtc/menu-eng.html. Original Archive page.
Rare becomes a member of the Cool Roof Rating Council. The CRRC is the leading reference source for the building community. They maintain a credible and unbiased third-party rating program for measuring and reporting the radiative properties of roof surfaces. www.coolroofs.org. Original Archive page.
Rare’s Ironwood Shake product was featured in the 2007 Idea Book published by Metal Roofing Magazine. For more information on the Idea Book or Metal Roofing Magazine please check out their website at www.metalroofingmag.com Original Archive page.
Rare Manufacturing Inc. introduced its first steel roofing product, European Tile in 1993. Since then we've designed, developed and tested three more products, Heavy Shake, Ironwood Shake and IronStone Slate and hope to be able to offer more metal roofing options in the future. Our goal is to provide high quality metal roofing products that endure the elements at a competitive price. We believe in our products and stand behind them with our limited lifetime transferable warranty. Rare Manufacturing has qualified installers and distributors in various territories throughout Canada and the US and is always interested in expanding our North American network. We have been a member of the Better Business Bureau of Mainland BC since 1997. With all the benefits of metal roofing such as environmentally friendly, fire proof, low maintenance, excellent curb appeal and extreme durability, you can feel confident that when you choose a Rare metal roof you've made the right choice.