Metal & Copper Roofing Blog

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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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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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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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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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: metal roofing, natural steel


Metal Roofing on a Mid-Century Home

This metal roofing project features two kinds of metal in three colors and three different profiles. We designed it for a client with a strong background in architecture, who was inspired to use metal as an architectural feature to complement the original brick on this mid-century residence in Reno, Nevada. Metal Roof Network supplied the metal roof panels and the S-10 diamonds in solid zinc for a siding feature at the front entry, plus a random width vertical panel in a third color of finished steel for the second story accents.
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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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The Best Roof For Solar Panels

Installing solar panels on a roof is a very popular trend - and growing in popularity. One of the most overlooked aspects of this type of upgrade to a home or business is the type of roof material over which the new solar panels will be installed. Does it make sense to anyone to attach an expensive, hi-tech solar collection system to a roof that won't last as long as the panels? I can't imagine anyone answering that question positively, but I see it all the time. Bad enough that some solar panel installations are installed on new roofs with a proven poor track record (asphalt composition, anyone?), but it has to be even less rational to install a new solar system on an older roof that isn't far from the end of its service life.

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Metal Roof Source - Right Here!

We're spreading the Metal Roof Network gospel as far as we can, because we think it's important to turn everyone into educated roof consumers. It's why we offer our FREE re-roofing booklet, nearly 50 pages worth of valuable information that helps you:

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Metal roofs vs. Asphalt Shingles

How does metal roofing compare to comp?

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