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


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


Copper Diamond Roofing on Ocean Home - A Project Update from MRN

These photos are progress shots of our solid copper H-18 diamonds being installed on a West Coast residence. You can see the copper roof on the neighbor next door, showing a preview of   hat our diamonds will resemble in just a year or two.  
 
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Pre-Aged Copper Diamond Shingles for a Custom Residence in California


Our pre-aged copper diamonds are being installed on some very interesting projects. One of the things we very much enjoy about our niche in the industry is the sheer variety of projects that we come across. The beautiful home shown in these pictures is a re-build of a very old West Coast residence that is nothing but unique. It's difficult to describe with any degree of accuracy - eclectic architecture that is part lighthouse, part Craftsman and part 50's coastal cabin. The owners wanted an unusual roof to go with their unusual home, so they chose our MRN H-18 roofing diamonds in solid copper, and asked to have them randomly pre-aged to make them look like they’d been on the house since it was first built. That’s exactly how it looks. We combined both our copper roof diamonds and solid copper standing seam for the very low-slope sections of the roof, as this particular roof had to be not only unusual and distinctive, but also practical: it had be shed debris from the many large trees that overhang the house. Between the standing seam panels and the diamonds, we were able to offer a metal roof configuration that was about as good at shedding debris as can be imagined. We even helped them with the details on the roof so that they were least likely to trap and hold whatever feel off the trees. There’s no such thing as a roof that will hold no such detritus, but the shape of these diamonds means no metal roof will hold less.
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Topics: copper diamond shingles


Copper Roof Project Supplied by MRN Featured on copper.org (Again!)

For the second year in a row, MRN has a featured project on the Copper Development Association siten following the 2013 North American Copper in Architecture Awards! We're thrilled to have supplied copper roofing for such fabulous projects. Last year, our copper diamond shingles on a spectacular home in Atherton, California, earned a nomination as a featured project and today, you'll find that particular project as a staff pick on the copper.org site. This year, our copper diamonds again won a spot, this time for a custom tea house in Boston, Mass.

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Topics: copper roof, copper roofing, copper diamond shingles


Copper Diamond Shingles - A Special Roof for a Special Building

We had an inquiry about our copper diamond shingles recently, and here's what the potential customer had to say:

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Copper Shingles On a Tea House in California Wine Country

Check out one of our latest projects - custom copper shingles on a tea house in California's spectacular wine country!

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Topics: copper shingles, copper roof system, copper roofs Reno, copper roofs NV, copper roofing Reno, copper roof supplies, copper roof products, metal roof materials, metal roof systems, copper roofing, copper roofs, copper diamond shingles


Custom Copper Diamond Shingles in the California Bay

Take a look at these pictures detailing more progress on this stunning project in the Bay Area town of Atherton. We supplied our gorgeous, hand-treated, pre-patinated Patagonia diamond shingle in solid copper - looking good, don't you think?

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Topics: copper diamond shingles


Metal Roofing - Not Just for Roofs!

Sometimes, a potential customer contacts Metal Roof Network not because he or she is in need of metal roofing materials for a roof but for a project of another kind. That was the case with the very talented customer below, who recently wrote this review of her experience with us:

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


Copper Roofs and How to Achieve a Distinctive Patina


This is a beautiful copper roof system in California that blended solid copper shingles left shiny and new with copper shingles that were hand-treated to achieve a patina.

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Topics: copper shingles, copper roof system, copper roofing Reno, copper roof supplies, copper roof products, copper roofs CA, copper roofing, copper roofs, copper diamond shingles