Metal & Copper Roofing Blog

The Most Durable Roofing for Fire & Hurricane Season

 

With all the horrible news of fires and hurricanes this fall - disasters that are becoming all-too-common these days - I’m reminded again of some of the features and benefits that we discuss all the time in the metal roof business, yet still take for granted until some extreme event occurs.
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Topics: metal roof benefits


Can You Put a Metal Roof Over My Existing Roof?

We hear this a lot, and the answer is yes, in many instances a metal roof be installed right over the top of another existing roof material. Actually, that's true for thousands of metal roofs - they were installed right over composition shingles and/or wood shakes with no issues at all.

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Metal Roofs in Winter

When I was asked recently whether metal roofs are good in the winter, it turned out that the question arose because of some pre-conception that steel is cold. It made me smile, because every year in the summer I get comments that are nearly opposite and usually take some form of steel is so hot! Without spending too much time on the physics, it’s not untrue to say that both statements are true - given appropriate circumstances.

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Topics: metal roofing


CUSTOM COPPER ROOF SYSTEM IN FLORIDA

These photos are of a private home built in the Gulf Coast of Florida. The MRN CF Tile in solid copper was pre-aged with a custom patina formulation to achieve that "100 year-old" appearance, as an aged tile look was very important to the homeowners.

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Do You Ever Need to Replace a Metal Roof?

One of the many benefits of a quality metal roof is longevity. Metal roofs are the longest-performing roof materials available - just look at some of those centuries-old copper roofs on churches and cathedrals in Europe! It's a fact that begs the question - do you ever need to replace a metal roof? Here's what 35 years of experience with metal roofing has taught me.

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Natural and Pre-Aged Copper Roofing

Potential customers are always interested in learning more about our copper roofing and how it's faring on previous projects. And we're happy to oblige. Here are a few images of one of our solid copper tile roofing systems.

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Five Reasons to Choose a Copper Roof

Last week, we wrote about the price of copper roofing. But recently, I was asked a question that I tend to take for granted. This person asked me, "Why choose a copper roof?”

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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