Metal Roofing.com

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Home Metal Roofing A-Zinc Metal Roofing from A to Zinc Metal Roofing Alliance is designed to provide a wealth ofinformation to help you make an educated roofing decision. Valuable Investment While the initial cost for a premium metal roof is higher than most other roofing materials, you’ll save money in the long run. A metal roof can last a lifetime, whereas materials like asphalt require reproofing every 10 to 20 years. A metal roof can also increase the resale value of your home. In some states, like Texas, a metal roof can even lower your homeowner’s insurance by 35%.More Long Lasting The average life of a non-metal roof is 17 years. Asphalt can require re-roofing every 10 to 20 years, often sooner. But a metal roofing system offers unmatched durability, lasting 2 to 3 times longer. Chances are good that a metal roof will be the last roof you ever install on your home.More Beautiful Variety No matter what kind of roofing style, color or finish you have now, there’s a metal roofing style to match. Today’s metal roofing looks just like common roofing material such as asphalt shingle, clay tile, cedar shake or slate. However, metal lasts at least 2 to 3 times longer.More Energy Efficient Metal roofing in both light and dark colors reflects heat effectively to reduce cooling loads in the summer and insulate homes during the winter. This can help to lower energy bills.More Long Warranties Most metal roofing comes with a true 30 to 50 year manufacturer warranty, plus a workmanship warranty from the installer. Talk to your local MRA Member contractor to learn more about the metal roofing warranties that are available.More Myths Uncovered Lightning A metal roof will not increase the likelihood of lightning striking your home. However, if your home were hit by lightning, your metal roof would disperse the energy safely throughout the structure. Since metal roofing isn’t combustible or flammable, it’s a low risk and desirable roofing option where severe weather is concerned, especially for lightning. Noise A common misconception is that a metal roof will be noisier than other types of roofing. When installed with solid sheathing, a metal roof on your home will actually silence noise from rain, hail and bad weather, many times much better than other roofing materials. Rust Today’s metal roofing systems are built to last. Steel metal roofing has a “metallic coating” made of either zinc or a combination of zinc and aluminum. This metallic coating prevents rust from forming and is bonded to the steel at the factory. Paint is then applied over the metallic coating to provide the long-lasting color homeowners desire Dents In most cases, a metal roof can withstand decades of abuse from extreme weather like hail, high winds, and heavy snow. Today’s systems also have a 150-mph wind rating (equal to an F2 tornado), meaning your metal roof is also safe from wind gusts that can accompany hail storms. Durability Many people think you can’t (or shouldn’t) walk on a metal roof, but the truth is that you can safely walk any metal roof without damaging it. Before you walk your roof, however, we recommend you talk to your installer or roof manufacturer first. They will have the details on how to walk the particular roof you have, based on the style you chose and your roof pitch. Getting an Estimate The two most important factors in calculating cost are the style of roofing and the shape and pitch of your home’s roof. A contractor can come to your home, inspect your current roof and then give you an estimate. See below to find a contractor in your area. For more information on metal roofing check out the Metal Roofing 101 Presentation.
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The International Roofing Expo will be held March 1-3, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada and will feature all the latest trends and new products for the roofing market.  The fastest growing innovation in the home remodeling market is the introduction of consumer-friendly metal roofing products.  Once relegated to commercial projects, a new generation of eco-friendly, durable metal roofing products have grown in popularity with homeowners.   According to the Metal Roofing Alliance (www.MetalRoofing.com), the residential metal roofing market has more than tripled in recent years, growing from 3% market share in 1998 to over 11% in 2016 with more growth expected. Why the interest in metal roofing for homes?  According to a recent independent study conducted by Dodge Data & Analytics, the top reasons homeowners choose a metal roof include:  longevity (26%), strength/protection (22%), attractiveness (15%) and good investment/adds value (15%).    Unlike most other home improvement purchases, a quality metal roof will last decades, providing homeowners with investment grade performance.  In addition, many residential metal roofs now utilize reflective pigment technology, which results in overall home energy efficiency, and lower utility bills. “The roof is the biggest design element on a home, and metal roofs offer a huge palette of color choices and styles, allowing consumers to choose a truly unique look for their home,” explains MRA Executive Director Renee Ramey. “Even in areas where roofing styles are mandated, homeowners can choose a long-lasting metal roof that has the same visual appearance as less eco-friendly choices, such as asphalt shingles, but with the added benefits that only metal roofing can provide…durability, low maintenance and even energy savings in certain climates.” For more information on metal roofs, visit the nonprofit Metal Roofing Alliance website at www.MetalRoofing.com.   
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Homeowners looking for eco-friendly solutions have discovered that metal roofs can protect homes from many extreme weather events while reducing their carbon footprint.  For example, hailstorms can result in widespread damage to homes.  In a major hailstorm, the roof literally takes a beating.  Hail can break, split and cause tear-off damage to traditional roofing materials, resulting in big repair or replacement costs. Most of the damage to a traditional roof in a hailstorm is caused by water damage to the contents of the house when shingles are fractured. Once a roof has a crack, water can stream into the home, damaging the structure and its contents.  Water damage can lead to mold and serious repair bills. Metal roofs are naturally very tough and highly resistant to hail damage. Hail will not penetrate a metal roof. Even a new asphalt shingle roof won’t protect a home from the next hail storm. In fact, many metal roofing products have the highest impact resistance and hail rating granted by Underwriters’ Laboratory (UL), a leading product safety testing and certification organization. The majority of metal roofing earns a UL2218 Class 4 rating, meaning that a sample of the product did not crack when hit twice in the same spot by a 2-inch steel ball, which, in a storm, would translate into a huge hailstone. As a result of metal roofing’s superior performance in hail prone areas, some insurance companies even provide a reduced rate for homes protected by metal roofs. Visit www.metalroofing.com  to learn more about metal roofing and to find a local metal roofing contractor.
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Is a metal roof right for your home? When properly designed and installed, our cool metal roofs can reduce energy consumption, providing cost savings and immediate return on your investment. ABC’s superior quality panels help extend the life of your home’s roof and our broad spectrum of colors, finishes, and gauges give you the beauty and comfort you expect. What does metal roofing cost? Metal roofing has a higher initial cost than other roofing materials; however, your metal roofing investment will save you time and money in the long term. Compared to asphalt shingles, metal roofing has a longer lifespan (15-18 years vs. 60+ years), requires only annual maintenance, and reflects heat, making it more energy efficient than a traditional asphalt roof. These benefits make metal roofing a better long-term investment for your home.
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Here’s a new infographic with key facts about metal roofs and the environment. Feel free to share this infographic on your social media sites/webpages with attribution to www.MetalRoofing.com. Earth Day is a great time to think about making eco-friendly choices for your family. One of those choices can be your roof. And, the decision you make can have a big impact on the environment. According to industry data, roughly 7 million U.S. homeowners replace their roof each year and many are looking for new ‘green’, energy-saving options. Traditional asphalt shingles are a petroleum product and require replacement every 15-20 years (or sooner), resulting in about 20 billion pounds of asphalt shingles ending up in U.S. landfills every year according to the EPA.  Asphalt shingles also increase dependency on fossil fuels. Metal roofs are considered a sustainable option because they are made of at least 25 percent recycled materials and are 100 percent recyclable. Old refrigerators, dishwashers, automobiles, and even aluminum cans can be recycled into a high quality metal roof – with long term warranties, often 50 years or more. As Earth Day 2017 approaches, here are a few things to know about eco-friendly metal roofs: Modern metal roofs have rust-proof coatings and are available in a wide range of styles to fit any neighborhood.  Many resemble traditional roofing materials such as tile or shake with the added benefit of sustainability. Steel products can be recycled repeatedly without loss of strength. When you buy steel, you’re always buying recycled. For homeowners looking to be aggressive with green living initiatives, metal roofs serve as an excellent platform for photovoltaic systems, solar panels, or harvesting rainwater for reuse/irrigation. A metal roof has the ability to reduce both cooling and heating energy use, saving homeowners up to 25% in utility bills. Metal roofs are significantly lighter than other roofing products. A metal roof can often be installed directly over asphalt shingles, reducing landfill waste.   To learn more about quality metal roofing, visit the nonprofit Metal Roofing Alliance at www.MetalRoofing.com.

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