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.
What's New in metal roofing?
It's true that there are plenty of new finishes for metal roofing. It’s not uncommon now to see manufacturers announcing new colors and textures applied to metal roof products. Some are quite lovely, and there’s no doubt that advances in paint and coatings has produced attractive and remarkably durable architectural metal products. And these advances aren't limited to finishes either. "New and improved" profiles and details for metal roof products are being pushed, and there is always a variation of metal roofing that can be brought to market.
What Hasn't Changed in Metal Roofing?
By the same token, it could be argued that while the paint colors and textures themselves may be new, the differences are slight. The longevity of metal roofing is such that they've been around as a roofing material for centuries. For every "new and improved" shape launching today, there's likely something similar, if not identical, that was made at some point in history.
If I’m the referee, I’m going to call it a draw. They’re both correct! Metal is one of the oldest and best roofing systems ever developed, and there are new versions and finishes introduced on a regular basis. The truth is that it's hard to go wrong with metal, whether it’s the newest color or the oldest profile in the catalogue!
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