Horch Roofing in Washington D.C. for Roofing Day

Peter Horch is one of 450 roofing professionals from 48 states that will fill 87% of the House and Senate offices on Capitol Hill today. Their goal is to educate our Senators and Representatives of the need for regulatory reform, immigration reform, and workforce development. What an exciting privilege it is for Horch Roofing and…

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Snow Guards for Metal Roofs

Winter in Maine can bring a multitude of snowstorms and in quick succession. Quickly changing temperatures can also mean a lot of snow melting and refreezing. This can cause problems for roofs of various types. For owners of metal roofs, it can actually create a hazard.  Snow and ice buildup can slide off a metal…

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Dark Roofs vs. Light-Colored Roofs

When installing a new roof or replacing an old one, you may be considering whether to choose a dark colored roof or light-colored roof. A 2015 article in Engineering Green Buildings  stated that an increase in the popularity of light colored roofs in southern U.S. states seems to be making its way north. While the…

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Can A Metal Roof Be Installed Over Existing Shingles?

We’re often asked whether it’s possible to install a metal roof over an existing shingle roof. The short answer is yes; here are a few things to consider. Installing a metal roof over existing asphalt roofing reduces waste. Horch Roofing is dedicated to the environment and waste management (we recycle nearly everything), so if we’re…

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Busting Five Metal Roof Myths

Whether your old roof is ready for replacement or you’re building a new home, the type of roof to install is an important decision. Asphalt shingles tend to be the most common choice for many people, however, metal roofing is becoming a popular choice here in Maine. If you’ve never lived in a home with…

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Tips to Prevent Moss From Growing on Your Roof

Moss on your roof may look quaint like you’ve stumbled across something out of Hansel & Gretel but it can actually do serious damage to a roof. Left unattended it can cause almost any roofing material to degenerate and drastically shorten its lifespan. Let’s look at the problem and how to solve it. Moss and…

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