Benefits of Metal Roofing Articles

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 )

Interlocking Panels: Start At The Very Beginning

May 20, 2009

One of the greatest benefits of many metal roofing systems is that the panels interlock with one another. They are not held together and held to the roof by just gravity or fasteners but the panels actually interlock one to the next, creating a continuous protective shield for the structure below. However, this interlock can… ( read more )