Metal & Copper Roofing Blog

Why Metal Roof Pricing Lacks a Flat Rate

Earlier this month, we were contacted by something inquiring about metal roofing pricing, specifically for "copper-look" materials. Pricing is, of course, one of the first questions we hear when it comes to a new metal roof. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a price sheet for our various metal roofing materials. That's because the price of metal itself fluctuates, every roofing project is different, and accessories will always vary. Here's why metal roof pricing lacks a flat rate.

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Topics: metal roof pricing


Can You Use Standard Ice & Water Shield Under Metal Roofing?

Someone reached out recently with a specific question about the choice of ice and water shield her contractor was using with the new copper roof over her three bay windows. She noticed that the high operating temperature for this particular product was 194F and worried that wasn't high enough, posing problems down the road, so she reached out for our insight.

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Topics: metal roofing


Available Sizes and Shapes of Diamond Metal Roofing

Someone reached out recently with an inquiry about the available sizes and shapes of our diamond shingles. It's a good question, and we're sharing our response here in case others are wondering the same thing.

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


Metal Roofing Questions & Answers

As a distributor of premium metal roofing materials, we get a lot of questions about, well, metal roofing! Here are some of the most recent metal roofing questions we were asked in our blog post comments and through our contact form, plus our answers.

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How to Boost the Patina on a Copper Roof

Because copper roofing is our specialty, we field a lot of questions about this beautiful material. Many of those relate to the distinctive patina that develops on a copper roof after it's been exposed to the elements. If you're wondering to to boost the patina on a copper roof, read on.

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Topics: copper roofing


Flat Steel Panel Roofing for a Classic Modern Residence

When the owner and architect of a "classic modern" executive residence considered his options for a durable, low-maintenance roof that would match the understated elegance of the home itself, he quickly landed on metal. Here's why.

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Topics: steel roofing


The Best Roof for a Modern Farmhouse

Credit Joanna Gaines and the Magnolia empire — the "Modern Farmhouse" is a dominant architectural and home decor style that isn't going anywhere. And for those who are truly committee to the aesthetic, metal roofing should be a consideration. There's a reason that the best roof for the modern farmhouse is metal roofing.

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Topics: modern farmhouse


Metal Roof Prices in Reno, NV - Then and Now

Someone said something to me the other day that caused me to pause: "You guys have priced yourselves out of the market!” He was commenting on some prices he had received for a new metal roof and we were comparing the numbers he was receiving.  It made me wonder if there was something we (and I’m speaking now as if I represent the entire metal roofing industry) were doing that was reducing our competitiveness in the marketplace. I was curious enough to review projects that I had been involved in from 20 and 30 years ago to see if I could understand my friend’s comments. Here's what I found about metal roof prices in Reno, Nevada — then and now.
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Metal Roofing and the End of 2020

Another year in the history books, and metal roofing remains one of the very best roof materials that a building owner can choose. Since I first began working with metal roof materials back when Reagan was early in his first term, metal roofing has maintained its position at the top rung of roofing options, with its price and performance at the premium end of the spectrum. There have been many, many roofing products that have come and gone in the last few decades, but metal roofing just keeps chugging along at the front of the quality line.
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Topics: metal roofing


Installing Solar Panels Over Metal Roofing

We recently received a phone call from a solar contractor who was inquiring about techniques for installing solar panels on one of our metal roof systems. As usual, our answer was that as long they used a compatible metal, t here was nothing peculiar about installing solar panels on one of our roofs.  Since the roof in question was formed of aluminum, we made it clear that they should use aluminum mounting hardware, flashings, and hardware to make sure that they didn’t create any electrolysis. Other than that, taking normal precautions foot traffic should yield a very successful application.
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Topics: metal roofing, metal roofs and solar panels