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Metal Roofing Guage and Thickness Explained

Filed under: Articles, Metal Roofing Gauge

A common question I receive from homeowners concerns what metal roofing guage they should purchase. While those who ask this are hoping for a simple answer such as “only purchase 26 gauge,” the answer is never nearly that simple. Below I will share my thoughts on what sort of metal thickness (or gauge) is best […]

Remove Roof Shingles Before Installing a Metal Roof?

Filed under: Articles, Roofing Installation

I frequently am asked whether homeowners and contractors should remove roof shingles from a home’s roof before a new metal roof is installed. My answer often surprises people. However, it is based upon experience with tens of thousands of installations over many years. My Experience The vast majority of installations of the metal roofing systems […]

Metal Roofing Gauge

Filed under: Metal Roofing Gauge, Misc

Q: I am looking at samples of several roofing products. Two of them claim to be 26 gauge, but they feel very different. One is clearly lighter than the other. Can I use a micrometer to test the thickness and figure out which one really is 26 gauge? Is there a chart that would tell […]

Finding a Metal Roofing Manufacturer

Filed under: Misc, Roofing Answers

Q: I am very interested in having a steel roof installed on our home. We are looking at a local company that carries a manufacturer called Akzo Nobel. I did not see them listed in your manufacturers, so I was wondering if their products are any good? It says they offer a 40 year paint […]

Metal Roofing and Saltwater

Filed under: Benefits of Metal Roofing, Misc, Roofing Answers

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 […]

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