Metal & Copper Roofing Blog

What's the Best Metal for Diamond Shaped Roofing?

I was asked this question the other day and it made me think of how obvious and conditional the answer would be - but at the same time how mysterious it must be to someone outside the industry. Here's an example of a possible exchange.

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Topics: copper diamond shingles, diamond shingles, diamond shaped roofing, metal diamond roofs


Replacing Asbestos Roofing with MRN h-25 Diamonds

We were contacted a few years ago by a church group in South Dakota. They needed to replace the aging asbestos diamond shingle roof on their historic stone structure, and they wanted a re-roofing product that would offer at least as long a lifespan as the original asbestos roof. They also something that could offer a similar appearance so as to preserve the architecture of the beautiful original structure. So, they started researching their options online.
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Is It Difficult to Install a Metal Diamond Roof?

We love answering questions, and recently, we were asked a good one. A fellow reached out to express interest in our copper diamonds for a project on his home. He wanted to know if we could recommend an installer capable of installing the diamonds in his ZIP code, and how challenging they would be for the average roofer. Here's what we had to say.

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Topics: copper diamond shingles, diamond shingles, diamond shaped roofing, metal diamond roofs


Light or Dark Roofing in Sunny Spots - What's Better?

We get many comments on our blog that we don't always publish, but we always try to contact folks directly to offer feedback. When it's a topic that will benefit others, we like to share. And that's what we're doing here. Recently, a blog subscriber left a comment regarding siding that had literally melted in the hot Indiana summer last year, and the homeowner wondered whether the reflection off the shiny galvanized roof wasn't helping. The question to which he needed an answer was, effectively, would painting the galvanized roof black make sense in this situation, or just compound the problem?

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Topics: metal roofs


What Do you Think About Faux Copper Roofing?

We got an email recently from the board member of a condo homeowner's association inquiring about faux copper roofing, and specifically whether it can resist dents from hail and offer level four strength and durability. Here's what we shared.

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Topics: copper roof system, copper roof facts, copper roofing


Is MRN Natural Steel Roofing a Weathering Steel?

We were contacted recently by someone looking at our natural steel shakes. She wanted to know whether our rustic natural steel qualified as a weathering steel, and whether we had guide specification or technical data sheets available for weathering steel shake. Here's our reply.

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Can You Use Standard Ice & Water Barrier Under Metal Roofing?

We received a comment recently on our post, "Will A Metal Roof Make My House Hotter?" asking this very question. It's a good question, and so we turned it into a blog post to share our answer.
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Topics: metal roofing


Metal Roofing Can Definitely be a Challenge...

This comment was posted to one of our blog posts recently and I thought it was an idea that deserved a response. Since I deal with metal roofing every day, it’s all too easy to be dismissive as I know from experience that metal roofing is not rocket science and can be properly executed by just about anyone. However, upon reflection, it’s not too hard to imagine that the process is complex and mysterious to anyone who is making their first attempt at installing a metal roof system.
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Topics: metal roofing


Metal Roofing Applications - beyond the roof

We've worked with different architects over the year, and while many of our projects involved metal roofs (which makes sense, as we are a metal roof supplier!), some of the most interesting projects involved metal roofing for different applications. One of our favorites involved solid copper corrugated panels for a wall accent, along with customized details and trims.

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Topics: metal applications


Which Roof Profile Reduces Roof Maintenance?

This is a really great question! Roof maintenance, like any homeowner chore, can help extend the lifespan and performance of your roof, and it's a must with certain roofing materials. Metal roofing isn't usually one of them, and that's especially true with diamond profiles - which just happens to be signature line at Metal Roof Network. We offer our diamond roofing in several different metals, and every project we've had the pleasure of being involved in has resulted in beautiful roofs. But there's more to diamond roofing than just aesthetics, particularly in terms of roof maintenance.

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Topics: diamond shingles, diamond shaped roofing