Metal & Copper Roofing Blog

Upgrading synthetic spanish tiles to metal roofing

We have a new project on the West Coast, and we can't wait to get started! We're keeping details under wraps for now, but we can tell you a bit about the existing roof and the decision to upgrade to a metal roof system.
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Topics: metal roof systems

Copper Shingles On a Tea House in California Wine Country

Check out one of our latest projects - custom copper shingles on a tea house in California's spectacular wine country!

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Topics: copper shingles, copper roof system, copper roofs Reno, copper roofs NV, copper roofing Reno, copper roof supplies, copper roof products, metal roof materials, metal roof systems, copper roofing, copper roofs, copper diamond shingles

DIY Metal Roofing

Here's another in our metal roof Q&A series. Remember, post your question in the comments and we'll answer it right here on our blog!

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Topics: metal roof systems, metal roofs vs. asphalt, metal roofs vs. shingles

The Best Metal Roof for the Money

The current economic climate notwithstanding, people are going to continue to need roofs. And if it's at all possible, a metal roof is still your best bet despite the higher initial cost. Over time, your investment will pay for itself again and again. At the very least, you should explore your re-roofing options with metal before slapping the same old comp shingles on your roof again - the very ones that will require patching and/or replacement far too quickly.

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Topics: metal roof systems, metal roof vs. comp, best metal roof, metal roof benefits

The Best Roof For Solar Panels

Installing solar panels on a roof is a very popular trend - and growing in popularity. One of the most overlooked aspects of this type of upgrade to a home or business is the type of roof material over which the new solar panels will be installed. Does it make sense to anyone to attach an expensive, hi-tech solar collection system to a roof that won't last as long as the panels? I can't imagine anyone answering that question positively, but I see it all the time. Bad enough that some solar panel installations are installed on new roofs with a proven poor track record (asphalt composition, anyone?), but it has to be even less rational to install a new solar system on an older roof that isn't far from the end of its service life.

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Topics: metal roof systems, metal roofing, metal roofs, metal roof vs. comp, energy efficient metal roofing, eco-friendly roofs, best roof for solar panels, metal roofs and solar panels, metal roof

Eco-Friendly Metal Roofing on a Budget

We're starting a Q&A section here on the blog, and here's our first question and answer to start us off. If you have a burning metal roofing question, ask us in the comments sections and we'll post an answer!

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Topics: metal roof systems, eco-friendly roofs, metal roof benefits, green roofs

Metal Roof Installation

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Topics: metal roof materials, metal roof systems, metal roofing, metal roof installation, coated steel roofing, coated steel tiles

Beautiful Natural Steel Roofing, California

This is the nearly finished custom home of a client in northern California wine country in between Santa Rosa and St. Helena. They chose the Metal Roof Network patagonia diamond shingle in Natural Steel. After just one winter, it's developing a very beautiful red rust patina. The client was sure to install a good gutter system as this type of roof allows a red rust run-off that can stain masonry and other porous materials nearby. But other than that, there is next to nothing that can go wrong with this type of roof and it will have a lifespan of many decades.

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Topics: metal roof shingles, metal roof materials, metal roof systems, metal roofing, steel roofing, metal roof

Researching a New Metal Roof

So you realized a few months ago it was time for a new roof and like any good consumer, you began researching your options. Considering the expense and the scope of most re-roof projects, it just makes sense to take your time. If you're like many, you've discovered there's a virtually endless well of information and opinion out there - so how do make a final decision when it comes to finally making the big purchase?

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Topics: metal roof systems, metal roofing, metal roof prices, steel roofing