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A Matte Black Roof in Reno, Nevada

A Matte Black Roof in Reno, Nevada

While metal roofing offers more styles, shapes, finishes and colors than any other type of roofing material, it’s still the classic standing seam panel that comes to most people’s minds whenever the topic of metal roofing comes up. And when we supply material for a project like this one in Reno, Nevada, it’s easy to understand why!

5 Roofing Materials That Will Enhance The Look And Feel Of Your House

5 Roofing Materials That Will Enhance The Look And Feel Of Your House

The roofing on your house highly determines the look and feel of your home. Considering that the roof is one of the most important parts of your home, you should strive to get your house a functional roof that also adds to the beauty of the home. Gone are the days when the only roofing material was metal sheets, there are so many and better material options today to bring out the best of your home exterior.

What You Need to Know About Rubber Roofing Before You Decide on a Roofing Material

What You Need to Know About Rubber Roofing Before You Decide on a Roofing Material

Choosing a roofing material may not be as easy as you first imagined. There are so many different materials and styles to choose from and understanding the materials and knowing what makes them so popular, can help you make your own informed decision in the long run. While rubber roofing appears exceptionally popular around the word, especially for outer buildings such as sheds, it is important to know that they do have their disadvantages. Weighing up the positive and the negative will help you identify whether this is the right roofing material to use for your re-roofing or new roofing project.

4 Types Of Materials You Can Use On Your Flat Roof

4 Types Of Materials You Can Use On Your Flat Roof

If you are planning of installing a flat roof in your residential or commercial building here are the four materials that you can choose from:Firestone’s EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer). EPDM is a tough material that lasts for a long time. The material can be anchored with glue, fasteners or be ballasted with stone. The main advantage of the material is that it’s easy to install. This is because it’s light

Metal Roof Prices Compared – What to Know to Make the Right Choice

Metal Roof Prices Compared – What to Know to Make the Right Choice

Whether you’re pricing steel, aluminum or copper for your new metal roof, prices are guaranteed to vary wildly depending on quality and source. We routinely hear, “I have a price for ‘x’ dollars for a new metal roof for my home – is that a good price?” The problem with such an inquiry is that it’s almost impossible offer a useful answer without first knowing the answer to these critical questions:

copper panels | Metal Roof Network1. What type of metal roof are you pricing? Is it one of the various types of steel commonly used for roofing? Is it an aluminum, copper or zinc material? The price of a metal roof will vary greatly depending on the answer.

2. What is the thickness, or gauge, of the metal roof you are comparing? Between the thinnest and thickest of the most commonly used metal for roofing, there can be double the thickness of material in the best versions. Price will reflect this.

3. If the metal roof to which you’re putting a price is finished (that is, it has a color other than bare metal), what type is the finish? There are cheap and premium types of finishes for metal roofing and again, prices vary accordingly.

coated steel shakes | Metal Roof Network4. In what profile is the metal formed? There are dozens of configurations of metal roofing available, and the differences between them can have a major effect on the cost of the material AND the installation labor.

Once you have the answers to these questions, comparing metal roof material prices has meaning. Knowing how the material compares also provides a basis for understanding the labor component of your project. If you’re hiring a contractor or installer, knowing the specification for the material tells everyone what type of detail is demanded. If you’re pricing the cheapest “agricultural” type of metal roof, you don’t need an installer who specializes in copper church steeples! Just about any home handyman can put on the cheapest metal roof, but if you want a copper roof installed to last generations, then the metal-working capability of the installer becomes very important indeed.

If you don’t know how to find out what type of metal roof is best for you, reach out to a metal roof expert who does. They’ll make sure you’re comparing “apples to apples” when it comes time to buy your new metal roof at the best price.

The 11 Easy Steps of Felt Roofing Installation

The 11 Easy Steps of Felt Roofing Installation

The roof felt is a heavy duty protective layer of material that is infused with asphalt. This waterproof construction material sits between the roof sheathing and the final layer of roofing material. If you are a savvy DIYer, laying a felt roof is something you could undertake as long as you understand the process and you do not rush the job.