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Green, From Beginning to End

April 5, 2016

On most homes, Schroer & Sons installation teams will install your metal roof over your existing asphalt roof. However, in some cases, especially when there are already two layers of asphalt on the roof, installers will remove the asphalt before installing your new metal roof.  This is called a tear-off. What happens to my old… ( read more )

1000 Reasons to be Thankful!

November 26, 2015

  “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you…” Philippians 1:3 Not everyone can say they get to do what they love. But our customers make installing metal roofs an absolute joy.  1000 ‘Thank You’s from everyone in the Schroer & Sons family. You make us what we are.   We wish you… ( read more )

Metal Roof Visualizer

November 12, 2015

We are happy to announce a new feature on the Schroer & Sons websites…a metal roof visualizer!  This helpful tool gives you a couple ways of visualizing a metal roof on your home. You can choose between a handful of preinstalled sample houses.  Find one like yours and simply click on any of the metal roofing… ( read more )

Metal Roof on Tectum

October 8, 2015

File this article under technical.   A seasoned roofer is rarely surprised.  While no two roofs are exactly the same, a roof is a roof.  Residential roofing is generally comprised of five things: decking, valleys, hips, gables, and ridges.  Other than the occasional unusual penetration, most roofs are fairly straightforward.  Occasionally, we encounter something unusual. … ( read more )

The Truth Behind Wood Shake Roofs

September 3, 2015

The Benefits of Wood Shake Roofs Wood Shakes are among the oldest types of roofs.  Before the invention of mills in the 19th century, most shakes were hand split from logs precut to the appropriate lengths.  The species of wood shakes varied dependent upon what trees were available to the area.  Cedar is a popular choice. Wood shake… ( read more )

Country Manor Shake in St Mary’s Ohio

Schroer & Sons Metal Roofing installation crews have recently completed a Country Manor Shake lifetime metal roof installation in St. Mary’s Ohio.  The project included a tear off and total replacement of cedar shakes.  Below you will find before and after pictures of the roof.  What a difference a metal roof makes! The homeowners have chosen… ( read more )

The Truth Behind Slate Roofs

August 6, 2015

  Slate roofs have a long history.  The first slate roofs appeared in thirteenth century England.  In the United States, slate roofs first appeared in Boston in the 1600’s.  Because of the difficulty of mining and installation, slate roofs were rare.  After the Civil War quarries appeared all over the Eastern United States.  Slate roofs… ( read more )

Do It Yourself!

July 9, 2015

We are happy to announce the launch of our brand new DIY Program!  This program provides a unique opportunity for our customers to save thousands of dollars on a new lifetime metal roof.  We have put together a water-tight system to make sure any “do-it-yourselfer” is trained and equipped to install a beautiful, lifetime metal… ( read more )

Metal Roof in St Marys Ohio!

June 4, 2015

Schroer & Sons Contracting teams have recently completed a installation of a metal roof in St. Mary’s Ohio. This beautiful brick home was only made that much more beautiful by the addition of our Rustic Shingle in Mustang Brown.  Rustic shingle is our most popular metal roof.  Not only is it beautiful, it is a… ( read more )

Why Do Asphalt Roofs Fail?

May 14, 2015

Why Do Asphalt Roofs Fail? The simple answer is the sun.  Ultraviolet rays from the sun cause your asphalt shingles to dry-up and become brittle. Tiny cracks form in the composite material and they eventually lose their water-proofing properties.  Summer heat accelerates the process by drying up the the adhesives and shingles begin to curl… ( read more )

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