Have you ever had a question about your roof and you didn’t know who to turn to for answers? Are you interested in learning more about one of the most important aspects of your home? Not to fret, the AskARoofer Podcast is here for all you home and building owners. Join us as we talk with industry experts, roofing contractors, business owners and more about all things roofing! 

 


April 30, 2024 at 12:00 p.m.
In this episode of the AskARoofer Podcast, we navigate the complexities of roof coatings. From understanding the fundamental benefits to exploring the technical nuances of different materials, Bill Baley from C.I. Services provides an all-encompassing guide to making informed decisions about your building's roof. Our expert guest will shed light ... Read More
April 8, 2024 at 9:51 a.m.
Welcome to another episode of the AskARoofer podcast, where we delve into the electrifying world of integrating solar technology into your home with the expertise of S-5! This episode is a must-listen for home and building owners looking to harness the power of the sun, reduce energy bills, and even ... Read More
March 26, 2024 at 11:09 a.m.
Welcome to AskARoofer, the podcast where we dive deep into all things roofing! In this episode, we'll be exploring the intricate world of historic building restoration. Preserving the architectural integrity of historic structures requires specialized knowledge and techniques, particularly when it comes to roofing. Join us as we discuss the ... Read More
March 14, 2024 at 1:00 p.m.
In this episode of The AskARoofer podcast, your hosts Lauren White and Megan Ellsworth sit down with Kyle Nurminen and Mark Swift to delve into the challenges, opportunities and strategies involved in fostering successful collaborations between the solar and roofing industries. From aligning project timelines and navigating regulatory hurdles to ... Read More
January 26, 2024 at 11:51 a.m.
In this episode of The AskARoofer podcast, your hosts Lauren White and Megan Ellsworth are celebrating the resilience, innovation and excellence of women-owned roofing companies. Join us on a journey through the peaks and valleys of the roofing industry as we shine a spotlight on the remarkable women who lead ... Read More
January 9, 2024 at 12:56 p.m.
Welcome back to the AskARoofer Podcast! Join your hosts, Megan Ellsworth and Lauren White, as they sit down with industry expert and seasoned roofer, Kyle Nurminen to explore the common pitfalls and shortcuts that can compromise the integrity of your commercial roof. From subpar materials to hasty installations, we cover ... Read More
December 14, 2023 at 9:52 a.m.
In this episode of Understanding Roof Restoration, host Karen Edwards welcomes Greg Hlavaty and Hal Leland to talk about the importance of ongoing roof maintenance. Listen to learn why you should be maintaining your roof, what to expect from a roof maintenance checkup and how regular inspections and repairs can ... Read More
December 4, 2023 at 5:53 a.m.
Do you have an attached roof system? Do you know who’s responsible for the roof when an HOA is involved? On this episode of the AskARoofer Podcast, hosts Megan and Lauren visit with The Metal Roof Experts about the intricacies of attached roof systems and who is responsible for them ... Read More
November 17, 2023 at 1:13 p.m.
In this episode of Understanding Roof Restoration, host Karen Edwards welcomes Grag Hlavaty and Hal Leland to talk about the history of reflective roofing, why it is now part of building codes in many jurisdictions and the impact that a reflective system can have. Learn how and why reflective systems ... Read More
November 7, 2023 at 10:21 a.m.
The AskARoofer Podcast is talking curb appeal this month with Jack Gottesman from IKO and Chad Roland from RTM Roofing. Whether you're planning a roofing renovation, looking to enhance your home's exterior, or simply interested in the art of roofing design, this podcast is your go-to resource for turning your ... Read More
November 1, 2023 at 9:33 a.m.
Your fearless hosts, Lauren White and Megan Ellsworth jump into the fire with BlueScope to discuss their fire-resistant metal roofing and corrugated metal roofing. Your home is more than a home, but a safe treasure trove of memories and BlueScope wants to help you keep it that way. Not only ... Read More
October 27, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
In this episode of the AskARoofer Podcast, Megan and Lauren chat with the executive director of the Metal Roofing Alliance, Renee Ramey about the Metal Roofing Alliance’s Ultimate Buyer’s Guide. Are you considering upgrading to a metal roof, but feeling overwhelmed by the options, terminology and decisions involved? Look no ... Read More
October 2, 2023 at 9:44 a.m.
In this episode of the AskARoofer Podcast, Megan and Lauren chat with our friends, The Kruse Brothers and LP SmartSide to help you home and building owners navigate the terrain of exterior remodeling. We have the answers to all your remodeling questions in this episode of the AskARoofer Podcast! Read ... Read More
September 19, 2023 at 8:53 a.m.
AskARoofer hosts, Megan and Lauren jump into the fire with Westlake Royal Roofing Solutions to talk about all things fire prevention for your home. With over 70 years of experience in wildfire prevention, Westlake Royal Roofing Solutions understands the importance of providing products that ensure fire safety for homes and ... Read More
September 12, 2023 at 3:10 p.m.
In this episode of Understanding Roof Restoration, host Karen Edwards does a deep dive with the experts from Western Colloid on the restoration of spray polyurethane foam roofs. Industry veterans Greg Hlavaty and Hal Leland share the history of this roofing system along with pitfalls to avoid during restoration as ... Read More
September 1, 2023 at 1:22 a.m.
In this episode of the AskARoofer Podcast, Lauren and Megan get down to brass tacks with Chicago Metal Supply on roof ornamentals. What is an ornamental? What do they do? Do you need them? We have the answers to all your ornamental and metal roofing-related questions in this episode of ... Read More
August 15, 2023 at 2:34 p.m.
In this episode of Understanding Roof Restoration, host Karen Edwards talks with Western Colloid’s Greg Hlavaty about the intricacies that come with restoring metal roofing systems. Extra attention needs to go into the details when restoring metal as these systems have special needs when it comes to expansion and contraction ... Read More
July 28, 2023 at 10:32 a.m.
August is National Curb Appeal Month, and nothing helps create curb appeal on your home like your roof. So we’re taking time to talk about the impact your roof can have on the overall appearance on your house. Not just the material you select for your roof, but the colors ... Read More
July 27, 2023 at 11:40 a.m.
In this episode of The AskARoofer Podcast, we are honored and excited to announce the latest website to join the Coffee Shop family, CoatingsCoffeeShop.com! Hosts, Megan and Lauren chat with Sara Jonas, vice president of marketing at ICP, to discuss their partnership with CoatingsCoffeeShop and to learn more about roof ... Read More
July 12, 2023 at 1:55 p.m.
In this episode of Understanding Roof Restoration, host Karen Edwards visit with Western Colloid's Greg Hlavaty and Hal Leland to talk about system approvals. What is FM? What is UL? How are products tested and more importantly, why you should care about the approvals that a fluid-applied roofing system carries? ... Read More
June 30, 2023 at 10:07 a.m.
This month on the AskARoofer Podcast, Lauren and Megan discuss the basics of owning a roof i.e., owning a home or building. If you are a first-time home or building owner and don’t know where to start on the maintenance of your roof and exterior of your home or building, ... Read More
June 5, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.
In this episode of Understanding Roof Restoration, host Karen Edwards welcomes Greg Hlavaty and Hal Leland to talk about solar retrofits on the roof. With tax incentives, rising energy costs and the desire for sustainable solutions to power our buildings, we are seeing solar retrofits becoming increasingly popular. What should ... Read More
May 25, 2023 at 9:48 a.m.
Hail and wildfire season are upon us and The AskARoofer Podcast wants to help you understand what to do before and after these weather events. Your hosts, Megan and Lauren meet with distinguished female roofing business owners to learn more about how to prepare your roof for the upcoming storm ... Read More
April 10, 2023 at 2:45 p.m.
The Understanding Roof Restoration podcast dives deep into the topic of restoring roofs. As the popularity of roof restoration continues to grow among building owners and contractors, there are many questions that arise. With a wide variety of roofing systems on existing buildings and many available restoration options, we turned ... Read More
April 4, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
Here at AskARoofer, we already think roofs are cool, but the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) takes cool to a whole new level! In this episode of the AskARoofer podcast, Lauren and Megan sit down with the ladies of the CRRC to discuss how important it is for your roof ... Read More
April 1, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.
Are you a building owner? Maybe you’re familiar with the multiple facets involved with keeping your building in tip-top shape. But did you know you could have all of your building’s maintenance needs managed by just one company? Enter managed assets groups. Companies like Tremco have a single-source program that ... Read More
March 20, 2023 at 1:09 p.m.
The Understanding Roof Restoration podcast dives deep into the topic of restoring roofs. As the popularity of roof restoration continues to grow among building owners and contractors, there are many questions that arise. With a wide variety of roofing systems on existing buildings and many available restoration options, we turned ... Read More
March 15, 2023 at 9:07 a.m.
In this installment of the AskARoofer Podcast your hosts Megan Ellsworth and Lauren White talk all things air quality with Barrington Green of Pure Air Control Services. The three dive deep into the health of your building’s air, how to prevent disaster and what to look for when it comes ... Read More
February 22, 2023 at 2:13 p.m.
In this episode, Karen visits with Greg and Hal to talk about how fluid-applied reinforced roofing is an excellent choice when remediating hail damage. They talk about how to identify hail damage on commercial roofs, what types of substrates are more at risk of damage and the importance of educating ... Read More
February 22, 2023 at 7:35 a.m.
In this episode of the AskARoofer Podcast, we welcome DaVinci Roofscapes Territory Manager Mike Franck and Renewal Roofing Owner Will Boyd to talk about everything you need to know about hiring the right roofer. They share what can go wrong if you choose the wrong roofer and then discuss where ... Read More
February 17, 2023 at 11:11 a.m.
Are you in the market for a metal roof? Where do you even begin to look for a metal roofing contractor let alone where do you find one that is certified? Look no further! The Metal Roofing Alliance is here to help you find certified contractors who you can trust. ... Read More
January 12, 2023 at 12:35 p.m.
The Understanding Roof Restoration podcast dives deep into the topic of restoring roofs. As the popularity of roof restoration continues to grow among building owners and contractors, there are many questions that arise. With a wide variety of roofing systems on existing buildings and many available restoration options, we turned ... Read More
December 27, 2022 at 10:19 a.m.
Did you know it’s important to consider the whole exterior of your home when considering reroofing your home? Do you know what all is involved in a reroof? Not to fret! The experts at IKO, with special guest Erin Weston, will share with you what to do about choosing colors, ... Read More
December 12, 2022 at 3:33 p.m.
Listen in as Greg Hlavaty and Hal Leland, the experts from Western Colloid, talk with host Karen Edwards about restoring single-ply roof systems. They share what to look for, what restoration systems are appropriate for the different types of membranes and some tips for success. We will tackle a different ... Read More
November 29, 2022 at 11:03 a.m.
In this installment of the AskARoofer podcast, Megan and stand in host, Lauren chat with Charles Antis of Antis Roofing and WaterProofing and Wendy Marvin of Matrix Home Solutions all about the common occurence of tipping. Should a homeowner tip their roofers? Is this a holiday tradition? The group also ... Read More
November 14, 2022 at 10:22 a.m.
The Understanding Roof Restoration podcast kicks off the first episode by answering this very important question. Just what is the difference between a roof coating and a full roof restoration system? Greg Hlavaty, Hal Leland and the team at Western Colloid have been manufacturing and installing these systems for more ... Read More
October 26, 2022 at 8:30 a.m.
How much do you know about your siding? Do you know how to identify when you need new siding or how much your roof plays a role in choosing the best siding for your home or building? Join us for this episode of the AskARoofer Podcast where we dive into ... Read More
September 21, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
Winter is coming sooner than we all would like and the main question we are asking is, “Is my roof ready?” You won’t want to miss this month’s episode of the AskARoofer Podcast to learn all the things you should consider when preparing your residential and commercial roofs for the ... Read More
August 17, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
This month on the AskARoofer Podcast, Megan and Lauren sit down with John Kenney to talk about the history of roofing! Listen to this episode of the AskARoofer Podcast to learn more about how you can benefit from knowing the rich history of roofing. Learn more about Cotney Consulting Group! Read the ... Read More
July 20, 2022 at 8:23 a.m.
This month on the AskARoofer Podcast Alice Reynolds and Megan Ellsworth sit down with Dominic Favazza from GCP to talk about underlayment and why it is important for homeowners. The three discuss roof systems and how underlayment plays a big role in keeping home dry and safe during storms. Listen ... Read More
June 22, 2022 at 9:09 a.m.
The AskARoofer Podcast takes on the weather with experts from DaVinci Roofscapes and Horn Brothers Roofing to guide you through what to do if your roof is damaged by a storm. Do you know what to do after a storm hits? Can you tell if you have roof damage? With ... Read More
May 25, 2022 at 12:41 p.m.
Welcome to the AskARoofer Podcast! In this very first installment, your hosts Megan Ellsworth and Alice Reynolds interview the RoofersCoffeeShop® and AskARoofer editor, Lauren White to learn all about the history of AskARoofer, why homeowners and building owners should take advantage of the site and how to connect with the ... Read More


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