Metal & Copper Roofing Blog

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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5 Ways to Take Proper Care of Metal Roofing

As a metal roof distributor and manufacturer, we write about metal roofing all the time. You'll often find us discussing the low maintenance of metal roof, which may seem a little contrary to the title of this post. While metal roofing is just about the longest lasting material you can buy, there are things you can do to keep it looking and performing its best. Here are five ways to take proper care of metal roofing.

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Topics: metal roofing


Black Diamond Roofing - Wow!

We were approached by a client who was remodeling a 60+ year old residence that was originally built with discontinued asbestos diamonds shingles (seen below). He was looking for a roof product that would replicate the style, but without the issues that come with asbestos. Fortunately, we could offer a solution with our metal diamond roofing.

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Topics: roof replacement, diamond shaped roofing, finished steel


Five Benefits of Metal Roofing

If you're researching new roofing, it's easy to become overwhelmed at the many, many options. Metal roofing is sometimes overlooked - people assume it's too industrial, or too expensive, or it will be loud when it rains. These are all common misconceptions, but they're just that - misconceptions. In fact, metal roofing comes in more options, textures, profiles, and colors than any other roofing material. It can be very affordable, and it's a very durable material with an incredible lifespan. Download our free re-roofing booklet to see how metal roofing compares to other popular roofing materials, and read on for five benefits of metal roofing.

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Topics: metal roofing benefits


What's New in Metal Roofing for 2020?

It’s a new decade, which makes it a good time to talk about the latest in metal roofing. Depending on who you ask, you're likely to get two very different - and opposing - answers. It could be argued that all kinds of things are new in the world of metal roofing, but it's also true that nothing's really changed. Here's why.

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Topics: metal roofing


Diamond Shaped Roof Shingles - The Assembly

At Metal Roof Network, we specialize in copper as a material and diamond shaped shingles as a profile. It's what has set us apart from other roofing companies, and we're fortunate to have worked on a number of exciting and interesting projects that combine our two specialties. Often, we're asked for details about our diamond shingles. It can be difficult to accurately describe some of the attributes of this distinctive profile to people who aren't already familiar with metal roofing systems, and we tend to default to sharing the features alone. If you're interested in developing a better understanding of the assembly of diamond shaped roof shingles, this post is for you.

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Topics: diamond shaped roofing


Why the Average Roofer Isn't a Fan of Metal Roofing

Someone wrote to us recently to share his observation that in his part of California, there are quite a few metal roofs (a fire precaution), but few installers willing to do the work. He's right. Here's why the average roofer isn't a fan of metal roofing.

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The Benefits of Diamond Shaped Metal Roofing

Our diamond shaped roofing tiles and shingles, especially in copper, make up a big part of our business. It truly is our specialty. While people are drawn to this distinctive profile because of its incredible appearance, it's not simply aesthetics that makes the diamond profile such a great choice. Here are the benefits of diamond shaped metal roofing.

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