Metal & Copper Roofing Blog

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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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