Does a Metal Roof Need to be Grounded?

July 7th, 2020 by

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?

June 10th, 2020 by

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.

Can I Paint My Metal Roof?

May 9th, 2020 by

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.

Check Out Our New IronStone Slate

April 16th, 2020 by

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.

Can I Install a Metal Roof Over Shingles?

April 2nd, 2020 by

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.

How to Prevent Ice Dams on Metal Roofs

April 25th, 2019 by

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.

Roof Insurance Claims

February 9th, 2019 by

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.

Choosing a Roof Colour

December 10th, 2018 by

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.

Eavestrough Maintenance

October 4th, 2018 by

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.

Six Signs That You May Need To Replace Your Roof

August 8th, 2018 by

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?

November 4th, 2017 by

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.

Annual Roof Inspection

October 10th, 2017 by

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.

McKellar Dome Project

September 22nd, 2017 by

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.

What Shape of Roof Do I Have?

September 2nd, 2017 by

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.

Metal Roofs: Aren’t Metal Roofs Noisy?

August 10th, 2017 by

Aren’t Metal Roofs Noisy?   “….Not so. They [metal roofs] may even be quieter than other roof types”    – “…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.

Roof Ventilation – A Closer Look

July 6th, 2017 by

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.

Choosing a Roof Contractor

May 11th, 2017 by

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.

Benefits of Proper Roof Ventilation

April 5th, 2017 by

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.

Metal Roofs: Comparing Roof Warranties

August 10th, 2016 by

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?

July 18th, 2016 by

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.

Cost of a Metal Roof vs. an Asphalt Roof

June 1st, 2016 by

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?

September 9th, 2015 by

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?

July 20th, 2015 by

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.

Celebrating our 20th Year Manufacturing Metal Roof Products

May 1st, 2013 by

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.

First Metropolitan United Church Re-Roof Project

February 15th, 2013 by

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.

Renewal of US tax Credit for Reflective Metal Roof Installs

January 5th, 2013 by

Extending the earlier tax credit which expired Dec 31, 2011 to a new expiry of Dec 31, 2013.  Click here to learn more. Original Archive page.

Multi Residence Re-Roofing Project in Surrey, BC

November 9th, 2012 by

Rare’s local installer completes ongoing multi residence re-roofing project in Surrey, BC. Original Archive page.

Rare Happenings

October 28th, 2012 by

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.

New Re-Designed Barrel Cap for Metal Roofs

October 20th, 2011 by

Rare offers new re-designed barrel cap to better compliment their European Tile roof system. Original Archive page.

Rare’s Year at a Glance

August 20th, 2011 by

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.

U.S. Energy-Efficient Tax Credit Extended with Modifications

December 28th, 2010 by

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.

Rare Introduces New Slate Profile

October 3rd, 2009 by

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.

US Customers: 2009 Expanded Tax Credit for Energy-Efficient Home Improvements

February 15th, 2009 by

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.

Canadian Customers: 2009 Home Renovation Tax Credit

January 28th, 2009 by

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 Original Archive page.

Local Pub Re-Roof with Ironwood Shakes

June 28th, 2008 by

Rare supplies their Ironwood Shake product for the highly visible re-roof project of Jimy Mac’s Pub in Langley, BC. See Jimy Mac’s Photos. Original Archive page.

Rare Gets Cool

May 28th, 2008 by

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. Original Archive page.

Rare Joins the Metal Roofing Alliance

June 28th, 2007 by

Rare is now a manufacturer member of the Metal Roofing Alliance.  For more information on metal roofing please visit their website at Original Archive page.

New Advertisements in Western Roofing Magazine

May 1st, 2007 by

You can find our ad in Western Roofing Magazine looking for new distributors.  For more information on Western Roofing Magazine please visit Original Archive page.

Rare’s Ironwood Shake Featured in 2007 Idea Book

March 21st, 2007 by

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 Original Archive page.

Rare’s Ironwood Shake Receives ICC-ES Report

December 1st, 2006 by

Rare’s Ironwood Shake product receives ICC-ES Report# ESR-2134, for more information or to download a copy of the report please visit Original Archive page.

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