Roofing Materials Articles

Metal Roofing Plant Tour

October 23, 2010

Have you ever wondered how metal roofing is made? Check out this video of yours truly giving a tour of the Classic Metal Roofing Systems production facility in Piqua, Ohio. I hope this also shows how your next roof can be American-made and American-tough!

Impact on a Metal Roof

September 19, 2010

Q: My home is adjacent to two horse chestnut trees. In the fall I hear the nuts falling and rolling off my current dimensional shake roof to the 1st floor roof below. I am considering a standing seam metal roof but wonder if it will look like it endured several hailstorms after a couple of… ( read more )

Can A Metal Roof Contain A Fire?

December 15, 2009

Q: “…will a fire explode out of the sides of the house rather than through the roof when a metal roof is on a home?” A: Good question. Most asphalt and fiberglass shingles get a Class A fire rating. Metal while it is extremely fire resistant to small burning embers that may land on it,… ( read more )

Roof Color and Reflectivity

June 23, 2009

Q: I have a question – If I go with the dark green metal roof color what does it do to reflecting the sun – will it absorb and heat the house? Thanks A: Dark colors, regardless of the type of roofing, are more absorptive of heat, than are light colors. Absorbed heat ends up… ( read more )