Metal & Copper Roofing Blog

Copper Roofing Tops a Lakeside Gingerbread Home

Since the legislative reaction to another virus has been to restrict everyone’s mobility, the opportunity we have enjoyed in the past of traveling to our customer’s job sites has been rather significantly curtailed this year. Now we face the challenge of seeing our metal roof products installed even more rarely than in past years. Fortunately, our customers are all too willing to share photos, like this one of our copper roofing topping a lakeside gingerbread home.
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Topics: copper roofs CA, copper roofing

The Trouble with Small Metal Roofing Projects in 2020

We recently received another request for copper roofing for someone’s backyard barbecue pit roof, somewhere in the range of about 90 square feet. They wrote the same day as someone who was re-roofing a 120-year-old mansion and wanted to source 7000 square feet of copper roofing that looked like the original. It illustrates the trouble with small metal roofing projects in 2020.
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The Misconception of Heat Absorption and Metal Roofing

We recently received a comment on one of our blog posts, and the writer was quite adamant that the metal roof installed on his parents' home has made the house unbearably hot. He concluded that installing the metal roof was a regrettable decision. Even though the writer was not a customer of ours, made the comment anonymously, and left no information about the type or metal roof his folks had installed (or any other details of the job, for that matter), I felt it worth responding just because there are plenty of misconceptions about metal roofing. Heat absorption is one of them.

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Topics: metal roofing benefits, going over existing roofing, metal roofing

The Role of copper Roofing in Green Building

We were recently contacted by a builder in New York who was doing some preliminary research on green and recyclable building materials. Copper roofing was on the list, and they were interested in general pricing. Here's what we told them.

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Topics: copper roofing, green roofs

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