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Home Remodeling Improvement I Love Metal Roofing - In Shake or Spanish Tile Style Roofs

Updated on September 13, 2015

Metal Roofs Comes of Age - Goodbye Plain Looking Corrugated Metal Roofing.

Metal roofs comes of age - gone are the days of ugly looking yet very functional corrugated metal roofing. I love the look of high style roofs yet the maintenance is not within my means and now that has forever changed. Imagine the durability and strength of metal with the architectural quality look of quintessential and aesthetic beauty of wood shake roofing. Metal shake roofing offers all the beauty without the high maintenance cost. Appropriate for all types of homes - from ranches to two stories to modern to traditional. Even the most persnickety must admit, this is a major improvement to the aesthetic value of your home and your the character of your neighborhood and community.

Metal Roofs Not Just for Farms Anymore!

Along with the new high design of faux slate or faux Spanish tiles comes the expansion of new places. Churches pride themselves on the highest steeple and best architecture. Now the new high design faux roofs can be both aesthetically pleasing to their congregation and to the financial concerns and long term maintenance of their patrons.

Metal Roof on Cape Cod Style Home

beautiful metal roof on a classic cape cod
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Metal Roof on Storey Book Garage

Metal Roof on Storey Book Garage
Metal Roof on Storey Book Garage
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Steel Metal Roofing - Simulated Slate Look

Metal Roof
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Design Ideas for Metal Roofs
Design Ideas for Metal Roofs | Source

Aesthetic Value without the Maintenance

Imagine the dimensional shingles that look great - forever - no fading, no maintenance - just simple beauty.

Longer Lifespan

Many roofs last 15-20 years. The metal roof has a longer lifespan - one company warranties the roof for 30 years for the paint and 40 years - yes, you heard me 40 years for the metal roof. Of course, slate and tile have a life span of 80-100 years. I was priviledged to have seen a 1800's building with a 100 year old slate roof. It would seem that slate would last forever - in the world of that particular slate roof - it was 100 years. Another metal roofing company estimates the lifespan of the metal roof as 100 years. From 40 to 100 years - the fact remains this great new roof has the looks and the durability way beyond its competitors of asphalt and real wood.

Benefits of an American Metal Roof

Valuable Warranty

Your metal roof is backed by a Lifetime non-prorated Warranty against any manufacturers defects. The paint is warranted 40 years against cracking, peeling or blistering and 30 years against fading.

http://www.americanmetalroofs.com/content/products/timber_creek_shake.cfm

I cam across this roofing material while in Green Bay. The look was distinctive and yet very classic elegance. My first experience was on a classic simple ranch. The roof took a simple structure to a new level of architectural elegance.

Will rain sound louder on my metal roof?

For normal construction methods, metal roofing does not create objectionable noise during rainstorms. Another benefit of our product's rugged texture is that it actually quiets the rain on your roof by eliminating any resonating 'sound-board' effect. The deep-textured folds in our products avoid the 'pinging' sound you might expect from a flatter metal roof.

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Techo Tile is a metal panel with a deep configuration in the form of a Spanish tile; Field-Lok is a standing seam, up to 2-3/8”, that is mechanically seamed; PC Panel is a snap-on batten seam system that can also be curved; PermaShake panels simulate the look of wood grained shingles; Corrugated Panel is a traditional, economic wall or roof panel; and Multi-Purpose Panel comes in variations that start with the standing seam, to the “batten style”, to the plank and barn board. Five of these profiles are shown here and the others can be seen on the ATAS website. These roof profiles can be used for a wide range of residential and non-residential applications. They are available in a variety of finishes, including PVDF and “Cool” colors, some with choice of substrates.

Faux Vermont Blue Slate - Metal Roofing

Faux Slate Metal Roof
Faux Slate Metal Roof | Source

Steel Metal Roof - Spanish Tile Look

Faux Spanish Tile Metal Roof
Faux Spanish Tile Metal Roof

Stone Coated Steel Roofs

DECRA® Roofing Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of stone coated steel roofing products, offers a new brochure on sustainability which features extensive information about DECRA’s commitment to sustainable building practices and how stone coated steel roofing can positively interact with the environment. GreenProducts

Metal Shingle Installation

Beautifully Tough Metal Roofing Faux Tile

Spanish Tile Style Roofing - 26-Gauge panels

Met-Tile combines the popular look of Spanish tile and outstanding weather resistance with ENERGY STAR® performance. It features a Super Series® 4800 Super Cool™ architectural coating system in 10 designer colors. These cool coatings have solar reflectivity values ranging from 26% up to 67+%, meeting and in some cases greatly exceeding ENERGY STAR® requirements.

In addition, Met-Tile’s long-length “tile panels” resist hurricane winds (230+ mph wind rating), hail, fires and earthquakes. The 26-gauge panels are 36” wide with standard lengths of 2-20 ft. Panels weigh 125 lb. per square, and install directly over plywood decking, existing shingles, open rafters...

For more information, call (800) 899-0311, or visit www.met-tile.com/dbm.

Petersen Aluminum Corp.


Petersen offers a wide selection of PAC-CLAD Cool Colors for roofing applications. The Kynar 500® or Hylar 5000® coatings are available on galvanized steel and aluminum. To see reflectivity and emissivity ratings for each color.

Petersen also offers its PAC Solar Series, combining standing seam metal panels with a photovoltaic laminate - available on the Snap-Clad, Tite Loc, Tite-Loc Plus and Redi Roof panel systems. The PAC Solar Series system is a true Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) product.

For more information on Petersen Aluminum's green products, info@pac-clad.com or www.pacgreeninfo.com.

Sheffield Metals

With facilities in Sheffield Village, OH; Acworth, GA; and Mansfield, TX; Sheffield Metals manufactures and distributes COOLR® energy efficient roofing metal. The company maintains an inventory of more than 26 traditional colors in a variety of substrates, gauges and master widths. All of the company's roofing metal is purchased as flat-rolled steel or aluminum coils. Value-added services such as slitting, cutting-to-length, re-rolling and applying strippable PVC are available on customer request. Available paint systems range from polyesters to fluorocarbons, with color matching available.

For more information, e-mail info@sheffieldmetals.com or visit www.sheffieldmetals.com.

VP Buildings

Varco Pruden Buildings, Inc. (VP Buildings) is one of the nation’s largest participants in the worldwide metal building industry and is actively involved in supplying environmentally sustainable building system solutions. A recognized industry leader in providing, low-rise custom designed buildings for industrial, commercial and municipal applications; VP is a member in the U.S.G.B.C. and the Cool Roof Rating Council.

VP roof products carry ENERGY STAR® certification and meet Title 24 specifications. The company markets its products through a network of more than 1,000 authorized builders, has affiliations in Europe, Asia and South America and is AISC certified. VP is the “Ultimate Building Solution.”

For more information, email to vpsales@vp.com or go to www.vp.com.

COOL METAL ROOF COATINGS

AkzoNobel Coatings, Inc.

AkzoNobel is a worldwide supplier of high-performance coil, spray, and extrusion coatings for the metal construction industry. Coatings, which include energy-efficient “cool” formulations, are used on metal roofing, wall panels and related products.

AkzoNobel is committed to delivering sustainable products and solutions to its customers. The company has integrated sustainability into every area of its business.

For more information about AkzoNobel's sustainability efforts.

PPG Industries Inc., Coil & Extrusion Coatings

DURANAR® SPF IR reflective coatings are multi-coat systems consisting of a nominal 0.2 mil corrosion inhibitive primer, a 0.75 mil fluoropolymer topcoat, and a 0.5 mil clearcoat, when applicable. They are available in a wide range of consistent, stable colors that meet ENERGY STAR® requirements for IR reflective roof products.

For more information about PPG’s DURANAR® SPF coatings.

Valspar

Valspar's commitment to green design is evidenced through its creation of a 12-page brochure dedicated to the topic, and its development of coil coatings designed specifically to improve energy efficiency and combat the effects of the urban heat island effect.

Valspar's Solar Reflective (SR) coatings have an initial SR value of 0.25 or greater. They meet ENERGY STAR® and LEED initial and three-year solar reflectance value criteria for steep slope roofs. SR coatings are available in a wide range of colors including blacks, browns, gray, greens, reds and blues.

For more information, visit www.paintandcolor.com.

NATURAL METALS

RHEINZINK America

RHEINZINK® is a titanium zinc, copper alloy with unmatched longevity and an elegant appearance, making it an ideal building material. RHEINZINK complies with the strictest environmental standards and is 100% recyclable.

The material, RHEINZINK®, has been able to claim the title ‘sustainable’ from production all the way to its permanent application for over 40 years. RHEINZINK combines economic and environmental preservation of resources to the utmost; real recycling has been practiced since the very beginning. Zinc scrap material can be used again and again after usage thanks to a closed-loop material cycle.

RHEINZINK® is available in Bright Rolled, Pre-weathered Blue-Gray and Pre-weathered Graphite-Gray.

For more information, visit www.rheinzink.com.

METAL WALL MATERIALS, PANELS & SYSTEMS

3A Composites USA

“Alucobond® Today. For Many More Tomorrows” – an environmental guide for the architectural industry – is available from Alcan Composites USA. The guide addresses the growing requirements in U.S. cities for sustainable materials and processes that reduce impacts on the environment during building design and construction. This guide describes how Alucobond® and Alucobond® Plus aluminum composite materials have become the choice of architects who want to make a positive impact on the environment as well as earn LEED® certification points.

To request a free printed copy of the guide, call (800) 626-3365. The guide can also be downloaded from www.alucobondusa.com.

ALPOLIC®/Mitsubishi Plastics Composites America Inc.


Standard ALPOLIC® panels feature two skins of aluminum and an LDPE or mineral filled LDPE (FR) core. The core material is 100% virgin, resulting in a post-consumer recycle content for the LDPE panels being 23.79%. The post-industrial recycle content is 23.66%. Based on those numbers, the virgin content for the PDPE core panels is 52.55%. For the purposes of LEED, the LPDE core percent recycle is calculated to be 35.62 and the FR panels comes out to 25.2%. MR 4.1 requires a total of 5% and MR 4.2 requires a total of 10%. Since the recycled content greatly exceeds the 10% requirement for credit MR 4.2, it is possible to also earn a point under category 6 Innovation and Design Process.

For more information about ALPOLIC® aluminum and metal composite materials, visit www.alpolic-usa.com.

To download ALPOLIC's current green products brochure.

ATAS International Inc.

Not just a wall panel, InSpire™ Solar Collector utilizes renewable energy to preheat fresh ventilation air, providing improved indoor air quality while reducing energy cost and offering long-term value. The solar-heated air is drawn through the perforations into the wall cavity; a fan draws the warmer air up the wall and into the building’s interior.

For more information, www.inspirewall.com.



Kingspan Benchmark

It is the mission of Kingspan Benchmark to provide foam insulated architectural metal wall panels that contribute to the attainment of credit points as part of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification program, particularly LEED-NC v.2.2 and v.2.1 (viewable at www.leedbuilding.org).

Two areas where MeTecno USA-Benchmark can provide such points is in the LEED application’s Energy and Atmosphere section, where use of the products provides an opportunity for reduced energy use, and in the Materials and Resources section, where Benchmark products can contribute up to 4 points for Recycled Content and Regional Materials, dependent on the specific project and location. An additional 1-4 points may be earned in the Innovation & Design Process section.

For more information, call 614-444-0110, or visit www.benchmarkpanels.com.

Laminators Inc.

Omega-Lite® panels offer a highly decorative, strong and durable surface finish for exterior wall surfaces. Composed of a polyallomer, corrugated core between two finished aluminum sheets, the panels are non-absorbent, water-resistant and easy to maintain.

The total recycled content in Omega-Lite panels is 70% (13% pre-consumer; 57% post-consumer) and can contribute up to two LEED points in the Materials and Resources category (MR Credit 4.1 and 4.2). In addition, it may be possible to earn points in the Innovation and Design Process category (ID Credit 1.1-1.4).

For more information, call 877.OMEGA.77 or visit www.Laminatorsinc.com.

Metl-Span

Metl-Span insulated metal wall and roof panels help contribute to the attainment of LEED credits in the areas of Sustainable Sites, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, and Indoor Air Quality. Metl-Span insulated metal panels offer the best insulating values available today. Consistent insulating values are achieved across the entire area of the wall with built-in thermal breaks, helping save energy. The panels are also light and strong and able to span wide distances between supports, keeping structural framing requirements to a minimum.

Metl-Span insulated metal panels can be disassembled, moved and re-used. The steel faces are 23% to 26% post-consumer and industrial recycled content.

For more information, visit www.metlspan.com.

Petersen Aluminum Corp.

Petersen offers a wide selection of PAC-CLAD Cool Colors for roofing, curtainwall and storefront applications. The Kynar 500® or Hylar 5000® coatings are available on galvanized steel and aluminum. PAC-CLAD Cool Colors are noted by triangles on the color chart. To see reflectivity and emissivity ratings for each color.

For more information on Petersen Aluminum,www.pac-clad.com.

METAL BUILDING SYSTEMS

Nucor Building Systems

A supplier of metal building systems, Nucor Building System (NBS) is a Nucor company. Nucor Corporation is the largest recycling company in the United States.

The Nucor Corporation President’s Environmental Award has been awarded to NBS’ Indiana, South Carolina and Texas plants every year since 2002. Nucor Building Systems’ Environmental Policy stresses preservation of local environments and proactive environmental stewardship.

All operating Nucor Building Systems plants have earned ISO 14001 Certification based on the content and results of the NBS environmental management programs. A PFD brochure available from Nucor Building Systems Green describes various aspects of the company’s commitment to the environment. It also explains how Nucor Building Systems’ products can help to earn points in the LEED Rating System.

Click on the images to view more information in PDF format, or go to www.nucorbuildingsystems.com.

Robertson Building Systems

Because buildings use one-third of all energy and two-thirds of all electricity generated, Robertson takes serious its commitment to providing customers with a variety of green building options to help mitigate energy consumption and support overall green building efforts. Inherently, Robertson’s steel framing systems and panel systems are durable and recyclable, but they are energy efficient too. Panels and framing members made with recycled content, as Robertson’s are, require a fraction of the energy to produce compared with products made entirely from naturally extracted materials.

To further the energy efficiency of its building system packages, Robertson offers cool color paint finishes, factory insulated metal roof and wall panel systems, retrofit roof systems and structural framing systems that are engineered to reduce overall material needs.

To help educate architects, specifiers, contractors and building owners about its environmentally friendly family of products Robertson has created a special Go Green section on its website. To visit it now.

VP Buildings

Varco Pruden Buildings, Inc. (VP Buildings) is one of the nation’s largest participants in the worldwide metal building industry and is actively involved in supplying environmentally sustainable building system solutions. A recognized industry leader in providing, low-rise custom designed buildings for industrial, commercial and municipal applications; VP is a member in the U.S.G.B.C. and the Cool Roof Rating Council.

VP roof products carry ENERGY STAR certification and meet Title 24 specifications. The company markets its products through a network of more than 1,000 authorized builders, has affiliations in Europe, Asia and South America and is AISC certified. VP is the “Ultimate Building Solution.”

For more information, email to vpsales@vp.com or go to www.vp.com.

SPECIALTY FRAMING PRODUCTS & SYSTEMS

Roof Hugger Inc.

When using Roof Huggers to reroof over an existing metal roof, the created air space can be used to install photovoltaics to the new roof panels. The systems can heat and cool air and water, and produce electricity. Designs can accommodate both solar electric and solar thermal renewable energy systems. These roofing and renewable energy system components can be eligible for many state and federal tax incentives, and agricultural projects may qualify for additional federal grants.

An additional green benefit is that retrofitting with Roof Huggers adds little or no waste to landfills. Also, steel is one of the most recycled construction materials.

For more information on Roof Hugger, call (800) 771-1711 or go to www.roofhugger.com/thinking_green.

DAYLIGHTING/SOLAR-RELATED

Firestone Building Products


The Firestone SunWave™ Daylighting System is a premium daylighting product featuring a doubleglazed, acrylic, prismatic layered dome that provides the highest visible light transmittance with superior light distribution. Over 4,000 tiny prisms per square foot refract, direct and diffuse sunlight into thousands of micro sunbeams, decreasing the use of indoor electrical lighting up to 70 percent during daylight hours. It also catches up to 20 percent more light at low angles than standard shapes and transmits more light to the work place area without producing glare, hot spots or UV damage to interior merchandise. Substantial energy savings and available local and federal government incentives or rebates for daylighting translate into a short-term payback of as little as three years after installing the system. In addition, it offers greater energy efficiency over the long term, reducing the pollution of water and air and the production of greenhouse gases. SunWave is available in six standard sizes and can be covered under a 5, 10, 15 or 20-year Firestone Red Shield™ Warranty.

To learn more about the SunWave Daylighting System.

Metl-Span




Metl-Span's CFR Insul-Solar™ is a comprehensive insulated solar standing seam roof system. The system utilizes a thin-film solar laminate fused to the surface of the roofing panel substrate. The panel/laminate bond has been proven to withstand winds of 160 mph. The flexibility and durability of the Insul-Solar laminate make it ideal for metal roofs where expansion and contraction are considerations. Unlike polycrystalline photocells that are heavy and fragile, no roof penetration and no additional structural support are required.

The CFR Insul-Solar system includes integrated photovoltaics (BIPV), all schematics and specifications for all electrical components, 20-year warranty and 10-year payback or less in some states. The system is available in panel module widths of 36” and 42”, panel thicknesses ranging from 2” to 6” and panel lengths from 8’ to 53’.

For more information, call 877-585-9969 or visit www.metlspan.com.

RoofScreen Manufacturing


RoofScreen Mfg. produces modular, bolt-together rooftop framing systems with leak-proof roof connections. The high-strength structural design allows fewer frames and attachment points, making it a perfect racking solution for solar arrays. Mounting solar panels on elevated racks has many advantages. Higher density per square foot of roof area can be attained because the system can be elevated above obstructions, and efficiency of the collectors increased because the racks can be adjusted for the optimal angle.

A by-product of the placement of solar arrays above the surface of the roof is that the collectors shade the roof surface and allows air to circulate over it, thus keeping the roof surface cooler and lessening the demands on air-conditioning units for interior comfort.

For more information about Roofscreen’s PV rack system, visit www.roofscreen.com

S-5!™

The S-5-PV mounting kit is an ideal solution for mounting solar modules on standing seam metal roofs. One advantage to using the hardware is that it doesn't pierce the metal roof panels, so its use violates no provision of the roof warranty. Another compelling benefit relates to performance. Through their design, S-5-PV clamps secure the solar trays several inches above the roof surface. This results in a shaded roof surface and the creation of a plenum between the surface of the roof and underside of the PV modules. Tests have shown this mounting method can lower a roof's surface temperature by as much as 65 degrees. And a cooler roof means a more energy efficient building.

The S-5-PV kit is designed to work with machined aluminum S-5!™ Mini clamps. They'll last the life of the roof and are completely recyclable.

For more information, visit www.s-5.com/dbwm.

Sheffield Metals International


Sheffield's SOLR™ solar energy roofing panels utilize thin-film solar laminates fused to the surface of the metal roofing panel substrate. The panel/laminate bond that's created has been tested and proven to withstand wind forces of 160 mph.

Return on investment of the system can be 10 years or less. The product carries a 20-year warranty.

For more information, e-mail info@sheffieldmetals.com or visit www.sheffieldmetals.com.

INSULATION SYSTEMS

Dow Building Solutions


Dow Building Solutions, supplier of THERMAX™ polyisocyanurate insulation and other insulation products, supports initiatives that help preserve the environment, and the company strives for environmental sensitivity in its manufacturing processes and in its products. Dow produces insulating foams that: contain no CFCs; are formaldehyde-free; are not a known food source for mold or insects; contain post-industrial recycled content (extruded polystyrene); and contribute to USGBC LEED credits. Click on the three brochures above to view PDFs, from left to right: LEED, Thermax Wall System, and U.S. Applications.

For more information, go to www.thermaxbydow.com or www.thermaxwallsystem.com.

HIGH-R Inc.

HIGH-R offers a ceiling and wall insulation solution that can both be installed in new construction and retrofitted to existing metal buildings. The result is a sleek, seamless appearance and vastly improved heating and cooling efficiencies. With all the climate control savings, HIGH-R's insulation product often pays for itself within months.

HIGH-R is a sustainable, green solution that looks and performs like no other insulation product on the market.

For more information, www.high-r.com.

Sealed "N" Safe®

With its introduction of an innovative patent pending Thermal Block System, Sealed “N” Safe® has paved the way for the next generation in metal building insulation systems. The Sealed “N” Safe Thermal Block System addresses the areas of greatest energy loss in conventional metal building insulation systems—at the points where blanket insulation becomes compressed between the metal roof and wall sheets and the roof purlins and wall girts during panel attachment.

Use of the Sealed “N” Safe® Thermal Block System in combination with ordinary fiberglass blanket insulation allows the concepts of continuous insulation to be achieved with typical screw down roof and wall applications. The system has been tested and found to meet new energy code requirements and aids in achieving LEED 3.0 requirements for Optimizing Energy Performance, offering points ranging from 1 to 19.

The patented, SNS Thermal Block System has two defining components: the Thermal Block and the Fastener. The thermal block is constructed of two galvanized metal plates with specially designed polyurethane foam injected between them. The fastener creates a “stitch” type joint between the sheeting and the thermal block, creating a watertight seal and fastening the whole assembly tightly to the purlin or girt. The assembling process is very much like a typical screw down roof. The only added step is setting the thermal block in place with two-flat head screws.

This system is designed to handle the normal vertical and horizontal loads applied in a typical metal building application. It also carries a Class A fire rating.

SNOW RETENTION

SnoBlox - SnoJax

Eco-Blox is the industry's first 100%-recycled snow guard made from post-consumer polycarbonates. The availability of the product affords architects, contractors and building owners the opportunity to be green without sacrificing proven performance. Eco-Blox is manufactured from materials comprised mostly of recycled five-gallon water bottles and compact discs. The Eco-Blox green snow guard solution is environmentally responsible and carries the same lifetime warranty as SnoBlox-SnoJax' other polycarbonate snow retention products.

The Eco-Blox “DEUCE” can be adhesive or mechanically fastened and requires a 1.5" flat mounting area. This model will fit most popular 36" panels with three 12" flats or four 9" flats without rib straddling. The waffled base provides almost triple the bonding power of a smooth bottom guard in the same size category. Starter points are provided for mechanically fastening. The Eco-Blox is available in clear with a slightly darker UV tint. Professional ATI test results show the SnoBlox Deuce held up to 3,456 lbs. when screw mounted and 1,379 lbs. when adhesive mounted using the SB-190. All tests were performed simulating realistic snow loading conditions applied to the face of the guard. To learn more visit www.snoblox-snojax.com.

Faux Copper Metal Roof on Classic Tudor Style House

Faux Copper Metal Roof on Classic Tudor Style House
Faux Copper Metal Roof on Classic Tudor Style House | Source

Real Copper Metal Roof

Real Copper Metal Roof
Real Copper Metal Roof | Source

Real Copper Metal Roof

The real copper metal roof looks shiny as a new penny initially but will eventually oxidize and turn a beautiful teal called verdigris. The aged look of verdigris is unmistakable and very beautiful. Dollar for design dollar, the choice is yours.


Verdigris according to Wikipedia: "a bright bluish-green encrustation or patina formed on copper or brass by atmospheric oxidation, consisting of basic copper carbonate."

Metal Roofs are Now An Architectural Delight

Metal roofing has finally come of age. Consider the architecture of your home. Carefully choose the color and the style and you will add value and protection to your home for many years to come.

Home Improvement and Home Remodeling Roofing Options

The options for replacing your roof, building a new home, building a new church or sanctuary or any other commercial building from large retail centers to individual store fronts has gotten much larger and much more economical with the entrance of the faux slate and faux Spanish tile corrugated metal roofing systems. Metal roofs can now be an architectural delight offering variety in both color and styling. Take your time, review your options enjoy the journey!

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      Kaie Arwen 6 years ago

      I love tile roofs, and have always been intrigued by homes that have them! They are quite beautiful, and I had no idea they now came in metal. The home I live in would be totally inappropriate for this style, but you never know.......... maybe someday! Thanks for this! Kaie

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      World-Traveler 6 years ago from USA

      Both metal and shake metal roofs could have saved a lot of homes during many of the California wildfires. Smart home builders, contractors, and architects will be sure to not use wood shake roofing materials, especially in areas known or expected to be fire prone. Thanks for the technology updates!

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      This sounds great to me and makes so much sense. I love the sound of rain on metal too.

      I'll save this for future reference. Thanks a million!

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      H P Roychoudhury 6 years ago from Guwahati, India

      Everything changes with time.

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      H P Roycoudhury,

      You are right and the times are simply amazing - our old notions we must sometimes disregard. The new metal roofing materials are exciting - functional and great designs too.

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

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      gulfcoastsupply.com is a metal roofing manufacturer and supplies wholesale metal roofing and residential metal roofing materials.

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 5 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

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      Thank you for the information - we always need choices. Metal roofing is a big investment and seeing what the market has to offer is important.

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      Ken Kline 2 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

      Hi Joyce,

      Our 1929 Cape Cod originally had a Spanish tile roof.

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      Ken Kline 2 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

      Hi Johnny Shi,

      I agree I thought they were exclusively for rural area and now I am seeing them used very effectively and beautifully in residential building.

      I also see metal roofs being used as an accent on a roof.

      I especially enjoy the faux copper and hope to have part of our home accented with this new material.

      If we combine Roxul sound-proofing rock wool insulation in the roof, I believe the concern for the sound of the rain would be mitigated - just a thought.

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