Metal & Copper Roofing Blog

How Much is a Copper Roof?

Copper roofing is our specialty here at Metal Roof Network, and one of the very first questions we hear when this material comes up is likely what you'd image. Everyone wants to know, “What does a copper roof cost?” Here's what you need to know about the price of copper roofing.

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Topics: copper roof facts, copper roofs CA, copper roof system, reclaimed copper shingles

Does Home Insurance Cost Less with a Metal Roof?

When you think about replacing your failing roof, there are many considerations - price, replacement material, possibly upgrading, aesthetics, and on. And while considering the impact your new roof might have on your insurance premiums is probably pretty far down the list, the right material can have that happy side effect. You may be surprised to learn that home insurance can actually cost less when you replace materials like asphalt composition shingles with a new metal roof. And here's an example.

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Topics: benefits of metal roofing

Will a Metal Roof Make my House Too Hot?

We get asked regularly if a metal roof will make a home hotter in the heat of the summer. The answer is, probably not!

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Topics: metal roofing

Can You Speed Up the Patina Process on Copper Roofing?

We often get requests for a roof just like like those shown on our website, and particularly for the copper roofs that have aged to a beautiful green or turquoise. People want to know whether it's possible to speed up the patina process on copper roofing, so that their new roof will look older.

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Topics: copper roofs CA, copper roof supplies

A Round Roof with Natural Steel

One of my all-time favorite natural steel roofing projects was on a round roof a couple years ago. Creating this one of Corten was a source of great satisfaction for all involved, and the client was delighted with the final look as it matched his vision exactly. 

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Topics: natural steel, metal roofing

Can You Put Solar Panels on a Copper Roof?

We're getting more and more inquiries about the feasibility of solar panels on a copper roof. The answer is yes, it can be done. But our recommendation for those who considering copper diamonds, tiles, or shingles is to combine profiles so that the solar panels are mounted to panels. Here's why.

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Doesn't a Metal Roof Catch More Heat?

We hear this question a lot, and what people are really asking is whether a metal roof makes a house too hot. Here's what we tell them.

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Can you Install a Metal Roof On Top of Another Material?

This is a common question, and in many cases, yes, a metal roof be installed right over the top of another existing roof material. In fact, thousands of metal roofs have been installed over composition shingles and/or wood shakes with no problems at all.

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What kind of contractor should I hire to install my metal roof?

Even though we only make metal roofing and don’t do any installation work, we do deal with roof contractors and roofers every day.  Having been in the business for more than three decades, you definitely learn a few things, including the fact that there is a very big range of skill-sets when it comes to roof mechanics.

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A metal roof for the farmhouse look

We’ve been hearing from a good number of architects, roof contractors, and owners lately requesting metal roofing materials that will offer something suitable for the “farmhouse” style. We can probably thank Chip and Joanna Gaines for that!
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Topics: standing seam