Metal & Copper Roofing Blog

An MRN Project - Matte Black Steel Panels

Here's a progress shot of a beautiful contemporary home in California. The owner had a very specific vision in mind for the roof. He wanted something that would stand out in the neighborhood but also complement his very modern architectural style.

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Topics: energy star roofing, steel roofing

Metal Roofs - Perfect for Northern Nevada!

Metal roofing is more popular than ever, and even with the price being higher than “regular” composition shingles, the popularity continues to grow. What’s more, metal roofs come in more styles and types than any other type of roof material, and they can complement almost any architectural theme.

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Topics: benefits of metal roofing

Where to Begin When It's Time for a New Roof

Once you realize it's time for a new roof, where should begin? A new roof is a big purchase, and like other large home upgrades, it's sensible to begin with a bit of research. It quickly becomes clear, however, that there is no shortage of information out there. So how do make a final decision when you're ready to purchase that new roof?

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Topics: metal roofing

Can You Fake the Patina on a Copper Roof?

I’m regularly asked about our pre-aged copper roof products, and it's usually someone requesting a particular shade of green or turquoise after viewing a roofing photo they’ve discovered on our website. They tend to ask whehter you can you fake the patina on a copper roof.

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Topics: copper roof

Metal Roof Prices - Who Do You Ask?

As a manufacturer and distributor of all kinds of metal roofing systems, we hear from just people in almost every stage of the construction process - architects, designers, distributors, supply yards, roofers, contractors, home and building owners. Interestingly, it doesn’t matter who's asking the questions, because they tend to be quite similar. The two questions we hear most frequently are: 

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Topics: metal roof cost

The Pros and Cons of a Metal Roof from the Metal Roof Experts

When it's time for a new roof, you have options. Just because you have concrete tile or composition asphalt shingles doesn't mean you're stuck replacing them with the same materials. After all, the roof is one of the biggest - and most overlooked - architectural features of a home. A new roof is an opportunity to change the entire look of your home, which is why it's worth at least considering different materials. Here are the pros and cons of a metal roof.

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Topics: comp vs metal, benefits of metal roofing, asphalt vs metal

Can My New Roof Go Over My Old Roof?

Good question! Since we're a metal roofing distributor, we're going to focus on the pros and cons of putting a metal roof over existing shingles or wood shakes, just because those are some of the most common roofing materials out there.

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Understanding the Wild Variations in Metal Roof Pricing - Even in 2017

I was in a roof contractor’s office earlier today and he asked me to ball-park a metal roof for him.  
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Topics: metal roof pricing

Roof Material Comparison: Zinc & Copper Roofing in 2017

There aren’t that many roofers who regularly install copper and zinc roofing products. Since metal roofs only comprise about 20% (although that number is increasing every year) of roofing material usage, it’s not surprising that most roofers don’t do it regularly - if at all.

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Topics: copper roofing, zinc roofing

New Metal Roof Colors and Prices for 2017


For years, metal roofs were a rather predictable architectural feature.  They were usually either steel painted in a solid color (red, blue, brown, and green being the most common for many, many years), or they were a bare metal like copper, aluminum, galvanized, or solid zinc. It’s nearly impossible to speak to someone about a metal roof without them imagining a standing seam, vertical rib roof in one of these colors. However, the state of the art now is that these old standby options are becoming the least common metal roofing systems.
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