We Chose a Metal Roof for Our New Home Because They Are Colorful and Much Quieter in the Rain Than You Think

The last step of closing in our newly framed home that was being built was the metal roof. My wife and I had a lot of discussions with the contractor building our new home as to what type of roof we should choose. Originally, we were going to go with the standard wood sheathing topped with roof felt and asphalt shingles. Then we thought about longevity, and we considered tile and even concrete for a roof before construction began. Then we investigated those colorful metal roofs and called a company that does roof installation in Brooklyn NY to learn more about them.

We thought they might be noisy, so the builder actually arranged for us to go into another home that was being built with a metal roof already installed. The interior of the home was being finished. Some heavy rainstorms were forecast for a Saturday, and the home’s owner and the builder agreed to give us a key to go spend some time in the unfinished house at the peak of the storms. Continue reading


A Great Blogger with a Gift for Words

When I get bored, I like to go online and read blogs of people I don’t know. It is just really interesting to see the world through the eyes of someone else sometimes, and that is exactly what I was able to do when I found the blog of Ian Filippini. He had recently made a trip to Atlanta, and he made it come alive for me. I had never been there, but I am actually thinking about taking a trip there next summer just because of how many fun things there are to do there.

That is the reason why I like reading blogs of complete strangers. I have been to quite a few places that I would never have dreamed about before, all because someone else made it come alive for me through their use of words. I may not be able to write a good travel or review blog, but I certainly appreciate those who can. Continue reading