Benefits of Metal Roofing Articles

Metal Roofs and Hot Climates

August 7, 2011

Residential metal roofing enjoys especially strong popularity in warm climates. This is because high temperatures and intense sun are especially damaging to roofing materials, prompting homeowners to seek out more durable, lasting, and energy efficient options. Let’s take a look at why metal roofing is popular in hot climates, as well as special considerations to… ( read more )

My Own Metal Roofing Story

May 9, 2011

While I normally try to keep this website focused on answering questions about metal roofing and its benefits, I want to take a moment to share my own metal roofing story. I think it is an interesting one and I hope you will agree. My wife and I bought our current home in 1994. We… ( read more )

Close The Recycling Loop With A Metal Roof

October 23, 2010

In recent years, most people have become more aware of and careful about separating the recyclable materials out of their trash. We all keep our special recycling bin for materials like aluminum, paper, steel, and plastic and we haul that bin out to the curb once a week. But what happens to those materials after we… ( read more )

Going Over Old Roofs (Roofing Weight)

December 15, 2009

Q: “I hear differing opinions on installing metal over old shingles. Can the metal be too much roofing weight on a home?” A: Most metal roofs weigh from 40 pounds per square (aluminum) up to maybe 145 (for stone coated steel). A square is 100 square feet. Asphalt shingles on the other hand weigh from… ( read more )

Metal Roofing and Saltwater

June 9, 2009

Q: I have a waterfront house on the gulf in Florida. I need a new roof I was thinking about a metal roof but with the saltwater close by would this be a mistake? A: Many of today’s residential metal roofs have coatings that help tremendously with corrosion resistance. This is done with zinc and… ( read more )

The Value of Reflective Metal Roofing

May 28, 2009

US Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently made some very good comments about the value of reflective metal roofing in terms of reducing energy costs for our country. The only problem was that he made reference only to roofs that are White in color. This is a pretty significant omission especially considering the current US federal… ( read more )