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#25 – Different Types of Coatings on Metal Roofing

February 28, 2017

Whereas high end natural metals like zinc and copper do not need any coatings, there are four basic coating options available for steel and aluminum roofs. Three of those four are paint finishes which I will review here in a bit. The other type is a stone coating. Stone coatings incorporate granules similar to those… ( read more )

#23 – Ice and Snow on Metal Roofing

I have written extensively on the subject of ice, snow, and metal roofs. To find that information, just Google for Ice dams, metal roofing, and Todd Miller. However, I want to share that I feel that the potential benefits of metal roofing in terms of helping roofs resist ice dams are often over sold. What… ( read more )

#22 – Roofing Warranties

Roofing warranties can be kind of a funny thing. With most products we buy as consumers, we fully expect the product to outlast the warranty. Think about the three year warranty on your car or the 90 day warranty on your television. You’d be aghast if someone told you that the product wouldn’t outlast the… ( read more )

#21 – How to Clean a Metal Roof

Painted metal roofs, especially those with the industry leading PVDF finishes which are sold under the Kynar and Hylar trade names, are very resistant to streaking and staining from atmospheric fungus and subsequent biological growth. However, some climates will eventually cause mildew or other things to grow on just about any surface, even glass. Additionally,… ( read more )

#20 – Solar Panel Installation on Metal Roofing

February 23, 2017

Metal roofs provide a great base for the installation of photovoltaic solar panels. Fact is, the solar panels may last longer than a shorter life roofing system will. You do not want to have to someday remove the solar panels so that you can install a new roof. If you buy a metal roof and… ( read more )

#19 – Types of Metal Roofing

There are many types of metal roofs available today. While we are happy to help you in your research, let me try to break things down as simply as possible. First, there are painted metal roofs and unpainted. The unpainted ones are natural metals such as copper and zinc. Steel and aluminum roofs though will… ( read more )