Metal & Copper Roofing Blog

Variations in Pricing for Different Metal Roofing Profiles

We were asked recently if our metal roofing products in diamonds, shingles, shakes and tiles are much different in cost than panel versions of metal roofs. Generally speaking, yes, profile plays a role in cost. But it really depends. Here's what to understand about variations in pricing for different metal roofing profiles.
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Topics: benefits of metal roofing, metal roof prices, best prices for metal roofing


Making a new copper roof look old

We are regularly asked if we can provide our copper roof profiles in a “pre-aged” finish. Certainly we can, and do, but there are a lot of details - too many to list here - that always arise whenever a client pursues that avenue. It’s worth discussing in advance for those of you who may be considering a similar project that involves making a new copper roof look old.
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Topics: copper diamond shingles


H-25 Metal Diamonds as Vertical Wall Cladding

We are asked repeatedly if our metal roof products are suitable for wall cladding, and in the vast majority of cases the answer is yes! Here's an exciting recent project that uses our MRN H-25 diamonds for interior and exterior applications.
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Topics: benefits of metal roofing


Solar Panels and Copper Roofing

We had an inquiry recently from someone who wanted to know if our copper roof products could handle solar panel mounts. It's a fairly common question, and the short answer is yes. Here's what to understand about solar panels and copper roofing.
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Topics: solar panels and metal roofing, copper roof facts


The Price Differences Between Metal and Composition Roofs

We were contacted recently by a homeowner in the research stage of a re-roof project. She's investigating roofing options and was told by an installer that the average price premium for metal over composition is about five times the cost. Unless you're comparing the cheapest composition shingles you can find to a custom copper or zinc roof, that's not accurate. Here's what to know about the price differences between metal and composition roofs.
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Is There a Substitute for Real Copper Roofing?

 Someone reached out recently to inquire about a "copper look" option. Copper roofing is a premium choice for many reasons, and there are many people who want the aesthetics of copper without its price tag - understandably! It's true that you can find a lot "fake copper" paint finishes on the market these days. Still, when people ask if there's a substitute for real copper roofing, the truth is - not really.

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Topics: copper roofing Reno


Our Speciality is Copper Roofing Materials

As a metal roofing distributor, we have worked with a number of amazing materials. But our favorite roofing material is copper, and we're proud to say that copper roofs are really our specialty. It's a beautiful material, but that's not the only reason we hold it in such high esteem.

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The Experience of Web-Based Business During Social Distancing

I was on a conference call today with a major roof contractor that we work with regularly. During our discussion, they asked about protocols for servicing customers in the age of social distancing. It's a relevant question considering the current pandemic, but it also made me realize that much of what we've done here at Metal Roof Network over the past decade is still new to some companies. Here's why the web-based business model of MRN is likely a safer bet than businesses trying to pivot to the web during our current crisis.
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Topics: metal roofing


What the Economic Downturn Means for Metal Roofing

Recession. Depression. Downturn. Correction. They're all terms we don’t want to hear, but given the economic impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, we were all expecting to encounter them at some point. What does the the economic downturn mean for the roofing industry and specifically for metal roofing? I’ll do my best to provide one perspective on trends we might expect.

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Does a Metal Roof Make Homes Hotter?

We field a lot of inquiries in our blog post comments, and there tends to be quite a bit of repetition. There remain many misconceptions about metal roofing, and the idea that a metal roof might "catch" more heat from the sun than a non-metal roof is one of them. If you've ever wondered whether a metal roof makes a home hotter, the answer is no. Here's why.

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