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Metal Roofing Color Charts Actual color shown may vary slightly from the coating on metal substrate. ABC products are ideal for a variety of applications, including residential metal roofing and metal siding for agricultural buildings. Once you find the color you prefer, contact ABC or your local distributor for a metal color chip to verify color selection of your metal roofing or wall panels.
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BENEFITS OF METAL ROOFING The primary benefit of metal roofing is longevity. Manufacturers routinely offer 50-year warranties and even lifetime, non-prorated warranties. They claim their products will last two to four times longer than roofs with asphalt shingles. By avoiding one or two re-roofing jobs during the life of the metal roof, you will more than offset the higher initial cost. Near term, a new metal roof recoups a bit more of its installation cost upon home resale (6% according to Remodeling Magazine) than does a new asphalt roof.
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The metal roofing industry has taken a page from vinyl flooring manufacturers. They’ve started with a ‘plain Jane’ material—in this case steel or aluminum—and made it look like wood, stone, and clay. The introduction of metal roofing in shingle, shake, slate and tile styles has reinvigorated the metal roofing industry.
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Actual color shown may vary slightly from the coating on metal substrate. ABC products are ideal for a variety of applications, including residential metal roofing and metal siding for agricultural buildings. Once you find the color you prefer, contact ABC or your local distributor for a metal color chip to verify color selection of your metal roofing or wall panels.
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Marring & care. Some painted metal roof finishes can peel, chip, fade, scratch, or chalk, although nearly all are guaranteed for 30 years. Walking on some types, particularly those with a granulated-stone surface, may cause wear. Installers must be careful not to scratch or dent the roofing during installation, and panels must be treated with care. Unlike conventional roofing, some metal shingle systems are installed from the top down, eliminating the need to walk on them. Once installed, it may be necessary to hose off roofing now and then to keep it looking good.
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METAL ROOFING MATERIALS Residential metal roofing is generally made of steel, aluminum, or copper. Rolls of 24- or 26-gauge steel sheets are given a metallic coating to prevent rust, followed by a baked-on paint finish. Aluminum sheets don’t require the metallic coating but do get painted. Copper, often called a natural metal product, is neither coated nor painted, because it weathers without corroding. It is sometimes used for special features, such as the roof of a prominent bay window.
Now that you know the facts, is your opinion on metal roofs different? If you have more questions in regard to metal roofs, do not hesitate to call your local roofing contractor. They are there to help educate you and allow you to make the best, informed decision. Are you considering replacing your asphalt shingles with metal roofing? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Hi Patrick, No three layers of shingles is a no go. They need to be removed, plus the deck needs to be inspected before a metal roof is put on. Darker colors will help the snow melt for sure. How low pitch is the valley? What type of a metal roof is this? Standing seam, metal shingles, ribbed with exposed fasteners? Make sure the slope of the valley is in line with what the roofing system is designed for. I would say a minimum slope of 3 to 12 for standing seam. Metal Shingles would be 3 to 12 or 4 to 12 pitch depending on the systems. Once the tear off of the old rood is completed, have the deck inspected, you will probably have rotten or damaged wood from roof leaks in the valley. Make sure that a breathable synthetic underlayment is installed underneath the metal roof. — It’s a roof underneath the roof, plus it allows your roof deck to breathe.
Additionally, metal roofs are effective in preventing the spread of fire when hot embers fall on them (i.e., from brush and forest fires). In fact, some insurance companies will give you a discount if you have a metal roof. In addition, metal roofing is made with a large percentage of recycled metal—often 95 percent—and when its useful life is done, it can be recycled again. No worries about it filling up dwindling space in landfills.
Speed & ease of roofing installation. Most metal roofing materials come in multiple-shingle sections or in 12- to 36-inch-wide panels. An accomplished contractor can install these quickly. If your roof is stripped off and a storm is on the way, shortening the process by a day or two may prove to be a critical advantage. Because of the material’s light weight, you can save on engineering and building the supporting structure.
A word of caution and quest for advice: If you live in an urban area with small lots and your home is shorter than the neighboring homes, a metal roof may not be right for you (or your neighbors). Our neighbors installed a metal roof last year on their dutch colonial style home. The reflected sunlight off metal roofs is significant. There are 15 feet between our neighbor's home and our taller Victorian four-square. Now, on sunny days, several second and third floor rooms of our house are unbearably hot and unusable. Today the sun is out and I went to open the window in my daughter's bedroom to try to let in some cooler air and I burned my hand on the metal locking latch of the window! It is ridiculous. My husband is unable to use his home office if the sun is out and my daughters cannot stand to be in their own bedrooms. And I can only wonder what kind of damage this excess of reflected sunlight is doing to our paint and siding! So please, if you are considering a metal roof, think about whether it will negatively affect your neighbor. And if anyone has any ideas about anything that could maybe be applied to the roof to reduce the amount of reflection, I would appreciate it! I don't want to complain to my neighbor without a possible solution in mind, but this is becoming a nightmare (or sunny daymare?)! I've done some google searches but have not found anything.
Hi Kathy, You should go with a lighter color metal roof, such as lighter shades of green, silver, or off-white if you want to attain maximum energy efficiency and keep your home as cool as possible during Summer. However, you can also go with other colors such as red or even black as long as it’s a cool roof-rated color. All things being equal, lighter colors are more energy efficient. If you want rust-free longevity, then go with aluminum rather than steel. If you must go with steel, make sure its galvalume or at the very least galvanized steel in case of steel shingles. All things being equal, standing seam metal roof will cost more than metal shingles, although performance-wise they offer pretty much the same benefits and longevity. The overall quality of installation is the key to a long-lasting metal roof. Things to keep in mind, PV solar integration is easier with standing seam. Best of Luck!
For decades, metal roofs meant corrugated panels, which looked like they belonged on sheds or barns, or standing-seam applications, which often had a commercial appearance. Today, metal roofing products are available to fit every architectural style, whether a Spanish Colonial in Southern California or a Victorian in New England.
There are other advantages, as well. Metal roofs are lightweight, sometimes allowing them to be installed directly over old roofs. And when metal roofing is painted with specially formulated “cool pigments”, solar energy is reflected and emitted (rather than radiated as heat into the attic).
This is not true! Metal roofs are actually highly valued. Homes renovated with standing-seam metal roofing recoup on average 85.9-percent of costs nationally and up to 95.5% for homes in the Eastern states, according to Remodeling Magazine. These gains in resale value amount to 1- and 6-percent, respectively, over homes roofed with asphalt shingles.
Now that you know the facts, is your opinion on metal roofs different? If you have more questions in regard to metal roofs, do not hesitate to call your local roofing contractor. They are there to help educate you and allow you to make the best, informed decision.
As one of the leading suppliers of architectural products to the construction industry, Firestone Building Products offers a variety of sustainable, dependable and environmentally friendly metal roofing system options. Available in a wide range of applied finishes and materials, Firestone metal roofs allow for maximum design freedom, while providing long-term peace of mind through our Firestone Red Shield™ Warranty coverage.
The beauty of metal roofing is that it comes in a virtually limitless variety of colors and profiles. If you want to achieve a highly sophisticated and original look for your home, it is possible to order custom colors in just about any profile that will match a specific palette. You can even order custom levels of gloss or shininess for your metal roof. In addition to custom, solid colors, new technology makes it possible to produce a number of two-tone and variegated colors that can add a lot of aesthetic appeal to your roof.
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