Metal & Copper Roofing Blog

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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Diamond Shingles for Roofing

Our diamond shaped roofing tiles and shingles, especially in copper, make up a big part of our business. People often ask me about the advantages of the metal roof diamonds, and I’m somewhat challenged to give a concise answer! Thinking about the question for a moment always leads me back to this: our steel, aluminum, zinc, or copper roof diamonds offer all of the advantages of metal roofing, plus the unique and special look of a diamond pattern. In addition, and in areas that get a lot of snow and ice, the shape of the diamonds make them one of the least likely to be damaged when a roof sheds snow in the winter.

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Topics: copper diamond shingles, diamond shingles, diamond shaped roofing


A Closer Look at the Drawbacks of Copper Roofing

One of our readers recently offered some potential downsides to copper roofing that they had discovered on the internet. We wrote last week about the pros and cons of copper roofing, but let's take a closer look at the drawbacks of copper roofing.

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Topics: copper roof facts


Pros & Cons of Solid Copper Roofing

Copper roofing is renowned for its beauty and longevity. It can be formed into different profiles to suit the architecture of a given structure, and its unique ability to form a beautiful patina make every roof distinct. If you're considering copper roofing for your project, here's what to know about the pros and cons of this beautiful metal.

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Topics: copper roofs San Francisco


Two Ways to Get a Green Copper Roof

One of the most distinctive characteristics of a copper roof is its famous green patina. This process is slow and uneven, but it's also inevitable in an exposed solid copper roof. If you'd love a beautiful green copper roof, here are two ways to make it happen.
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Topics: copper roof supplies


How Long Does a Copper Roof last?

One of the many selling points of copper as a roofing material is in its longevity. Copper is one of the longest lasting roof systems you can find - anywhere. A properly selected and installed copper roof can literally last centuries, and there are plenty of examples around the world of original copper roofs that were installed in the 19th century and are still protecting the buildings they top! But people want to know if that's true of the copper roofs we install today. How long does a copper roof really last?
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Topics: copper roof costs, copper roof facts


Copper Roofing and the Patina Process

Metal Roof Network is a copper roofing specialist, and we've been fortunate to supply material for all kinds of interesting and exciting residential and commercial projects. One of the inherent qualities of real copper is the dramatic change in color it experiences over time - the patina process. While there are treatments that can be applied to keep the copper shiny and looking like new, but without them, it's that distinguished and unique patina that makes each copper roof truly custom. Here's what you should understand about copper roofing and the patina process.

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Topics: copper roof facts


Everything to Know about Copper Roofing

Copper roofing tops some of the most famous buildings in the world. What began as a striking orange-brown shade develops a distinctive and highly unique patina - that unmistakable greenish blue of aged copper. And while many of these buildings have undergone extensive renovations, the roofs remain. What does that tell you about the durability of this particular roofing material? These days, it's little surprise that copper continues to be highly prized, specified by architects and desired by homeowners and builders alike. If you're investigating roofing options for a renovation or new build, this is everything you need to know about copper roofing.

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