Stamped Metal Roofs Explained: How To Choose Your Next Roof

Residential metal roofing has taken the roofing industry by storm. In fact, According to a 2019 report from The Freedonia® Group, metal roofing sales are set to outpace overall roofing growth through 2023. Homeowners today both live and work from home and so many are looking for ways to cut energy bills, withstand stronger storms, and upgrade the longevity of their roofs. For these reasons (and several more) stamped panel metal roofing might be the best option for you. What Is Stamped Metal Roofing? Stamped metal roofing (also called stamped panel roofing) is still [...]

By |2022-11-14T15:04:21-05:00September 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|

7 Things to Know Before Buying Solar Panels

Considering installing solar panels in Fort Wayne, IN? The innovation of photovoltaic (PV) cells, also known as solar panels, was created to meet the demand for increased energy consumption. Despite your location or roof shape, there is an option that works for you. Best of all, these mighty warriors might just be the single best investment you can make in your home. 4 Types of Residential Solar Panels Over 50 years ago, the scientists at Bell Telephone discovered that silicon (found in sand) creates an electrical charge when it is exposed to sunlight. Solar [...]

By |2022-11-14T15:09:10-05:00September 6th, 2022|Roofing|

Hidden Fastener Metal Roof: A Fit for Your Home?

 All metal roofing panels must be attached to the roof with some type of fasteners. The difference comes in whether those fasteners are clips, bolts, nails, or screws, and whether or not they are hidden or exposed. These details play a big role in the price/budget, durability, aesthetics, and installation of your metal roof. What Are Hidden Fastener Roofs? Fasteners are the hardware roofers use to secure metal panels to the structure beneath them. These include clips, bolts, nails, and screws. Once installed, hidden fasteners cannot be seen because they’re attached beneath the metal [...]

By |2022-10-27T13:44:28-04:00September 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Why Are Standing Seam Metal Roofs Unique from the Rest?

When you’re considering a new metal roof, standing seam definitely deserves a spot at the table. This roofing system combines the durability and longevity of metal roofing panels with an installation method that is one of the most durable and weather-tight systems available. If metal roofing is a great option for you, standing seam installation only makes it better.   4 Common Standing Seam Panel Profiles Standing seam panels come in different profiles to fit different roofs. Each profile creates a different look on the roof. Depending on the size, type, and slope of your [...]

By |2022-09-13T15:07:22-04:00September 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Spend Less and Get More with Exposed Fastener Metal Roofs

While there are dozens of metal roofing options, there are basically only two ways to install them. Any metal roof will be attached using fasteners, the difference comes in whether those fasteners are exposed or concealed. Exposed fasteners are a popular option because they give the classic and more rustic metal roof appearance and it is an easier, faster, and less expensive installation option. Exposed Fastener Roof Panel Options Exposed fasteners are most commonly used on corrugated metal panels. Corrugated metal roofing has been around for centuries. It is durable and withstands even the [...]

By |2022-11-17T12:56:48-05:00September 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|

How To Survive the 4 Types of Storm Damage

Thunderstorms account for half of all severe roof damage in the lower 48 states. According to the National Severe Storm Laboratory, severe thunderstorms in Louisville can generate heavy rain, hail, ice, and winds exceeding 100 mph. Wind damage can occur in big and small ways and bring havoc to your home and roofing system. When skies turn dark and storms roll through, make sure your roof is prepared and able to sustain storm damage.  Hailstorm Damage Hail is perhaps the most common cause of storm damage. Even one hail storm can cause long-lasting damage [...]

By |2022-06-09T14:53:34-04:00March 4th, 2022|Roofing|

A Buying Guide to Composite Windows That Anyone Can Understand

Windows can be a focal point of your home and can set you apart from other neighbors. In Fort Wayne, not only do you want a good-looking window, but you want one that will last and be durable, too. That’s where we come in. Perfect Steel Solutions offers window replacement and installation, and our composite windows are the perfect way to make a statement.  What Are Composite Windows? Composite windows are low maintenance, energy-efficient, attractive, and add value to a house. They’re also known as hybrid windows because they provide the look and benefits [...]

By |2022-06-09T14:55:48-04:00February 4th, 2022|Windows|

Window Frames Are More Important Than You Realize

Windows are essential components in your home. The frame around the window supports the entire window system. Without window frames, the panes of glass have nothing to hold them in place.  The frame material and composition vary greatly depending on the style of your window, your geographic area, window budget, and desired design. What Is a Window Frame?  Frames hold the glass in place and keep the windows themselves firmly inside the wall of a building. The window frame includes either an operational or stationary framework as well as the head, sill, and jamb.  [...]

By |2022-06-09T14:51:56-04:00October 20th, 2021|Windows|

A Complete Guide to Vinyl Windows

Vinyl windows are one of the most popular types of windows on homes around the country and right here in Fort Wayne, IN. The vinyl formula was first introduced after World War II when there was a shortage of wood and aluminum. Vinyl worked well because it was both low-cost and energy-efficient.  Today’s vinyl is better, more durable, energy-efficient, and resistant to moisture, humidity, and decay. For these reasons, vinyl continues to be a major player in the construction industry. What Are Vinyl Windows and What Are They Made Of? Vinyl is manufactured from [...]

By |2022-06-09T14:50:44-04:00October 20th, 2021|Windows|

Everything You Didn’t Know You Needed to Know About Windows

As human beings, we are hardwired to enjoy the sunlight. It’s actually in our DNA to crave the warmth and light from the sun. Windows make this possible whether we are at home or at work.  Because windows serve a massively important role in our lives, choosing a window for our home becomes a significant decision.  Not only are they a large investment and a focal point of the design, but they are key to bringing light, air, comfort, and warmth to our space.  Why Are Windows Used in a House?  Pull back the [...]

By |2022-12-01T14:55:48-05:00October 20th, 2021|Windows|
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