Metal & Copper Roofing Blog

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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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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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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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