#1 – The Beauty of Metal Roofing
February 20, 2017 | Filed under: Metal Roofing 101 Series, Roofing Help Videos
We ask homeowners when they complete their warranty registrations why they chose their roof. After the roof is installed, their response is pretty overwhelming – they are completely awed and taken by the beauty of their roof and how it has transformed their home. In particular when a beautifully formed metal shingle roof is installed on a home that has perhaps had years of ordinary and tired looking asphalt shingles on the roof, the new roof is incredibly dramatic.
Neighbors take note quickly. I always tell people, if you don’t like folks stopping by and asking about your home, then don’t put a beautiful metal roof on it.
Fact is, though, most roofing materials have two lives. They have a functional life which may be 15 – 20 years but their aesthetic life is often much shorter. After five years or so, many roofing materials look streaked and stained and just tired, detracting from a home’s beauty and value. Metal roofs, especially those with today’s top quality PVDF fade and chalk resistant coatings, keep their fresh looks for a much longer period of time. This increases home value as well as the pride you can take in your home.
Todd Miller has spent his entire career in the metal building products manufacturing industry. He is president of Isaiah Industries, an organization recognized as one of the world’s leading metal roofing manufacturers. Todd is currently Vice President of the MRA (Metal Roofing Association) and a Past Chair of MCA (Metal Construction Association). Through his website, he strives to raise the bar on standards and practices to provide property owners with the best possible products for successful roofing projects.
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I need to replace my roof and a contractor said he could put a new metal roof over the top of my old metal roof in order to offer a lower price without the cost of removing the old roof. Is this a common practice?
There are common methods of doing this on commercial and industrial roofs but it is pretty uncommon on residential roofs. I’d like to know more about the type and style of both the current and the proposed metal roofs before I can render an opinion on this. I’d also want to know about the ventilation in the attic. Feel free to email me direct with photos of the roof or further details. email@example.com