Metal & Copper Roofing Blog

The Experience of Web-Based Business During Social Distancing

I was on a conference call today with a major roof contractor that we work with regularly. During our discussion, they asked about protocols for servicing customers in the age of social distancing. It's a relevant question considering the current pandemic, but it also made me realize that much of what we've done here at Metal Roof Network over the past decade is still new to some companies. Here's why the web-based business model of MRN is likely a safer bet than businesses trying to pivot to the web during our current crisis.
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Topics: metal roofing


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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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


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

We received a comment recently on our post, "Will A Metal Roof Make My House Hotter?" asking this very question. It's a good question, and so we turned it into a blog post to share our answer.
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Topics: metal roofing


Metal Roofing Can Definitely be a Challenge...

This comment was posted to one of our blog posts recently and I thought it was an idea that deserved a response. Since I deal with metal roofing every day, it’s all too easy to be dismissive as I know from experience that metal roofing is not rocket science and can be properly executed by just about anyone. However, upon reflection, it’s not too hard to imagine that the process is complex and mysterious to anyone who is making their first attempt at installing a metal roof system.
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Metal Roofs in Winter

When I was asked recently whether metal roofs are good in the winter, it turned out that the question arose because of some pre-conception that steel is cold. It made me smile, because every year in the summer I get comments that are nearly opposite and usually take some form of steel is so hot! Without spending too much time on the physics, it’s not untrue to say that both statements are true - given appropriate circumstances.

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Topics: metal roofing


Will a Metal Roof Make my House Too Hot?

We get asked regularly if a metal roof will make a home hotter in the heat of the summer. The answer is, probably not!

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Topics: metal roofing


A Round Roof with Natural Steel

One of my all-time favorite natural steel roofing projects was on a round roof a couple years ago. Creating this one of Corten was a source of great satisfaction for all involved, and the client was delighted with the final look as it matched his vision exactly. 

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Topics: metal roofing, natural steel


Metal Roofing on a Mid-Century Home

This metal roofing project features two kinds of metal in three colors and three different profiles. We designed it for a client with a strong background in architecture, who was inspired to use metal as an architectural feature to complement the original brick on this mid-century residence in Reno, Nevada. Metal Roof Network supplied the metal roof panels and the S-10 diamonds in solid zinc for a siding feature at the front entry, plus a random width vertical panel in a third color of finished steel for the second story accents.
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Topics: metal roofing


Where to Begin When It's Time for a New Roof

Once you realize it's time for a new roof, where should begin? A new roof is a big purchase, and like other large home upgrades, it's sensible to begin with a bit of research. It quickly becomes clear, however, that there is no shortage of information out there. So how do make a final decision when you're ready to purchase that new roof?

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Topics: metal roofing