So, you have decided to give metal roofing a chance in a big way by joining the ranks of many proud homeowners who have successfully installed metal roofing on their homes.
First of all, let me congratulate you for considering this Eco-friendly, and energy efficient roofing product that is built to last. Now, as far as picking the right metal roofing color for your home, I would recommend that you take a look at these color selection considerations:
Green – if you are looking for a more conservative, yet fun color for your new metal roof, then a Green Color Metal Roofing system may be a fun and appropriate choice for you. Green is an especially attractive color for people who like a sense of peace, harmony, and want to show that their roof is an Eco-friendly and energy efficient choice that is good for the environment. Below you can see a beautiful example of a Green-colored standing seam metal roof:
In this guide, we will cover the history of residential metal roofing, environmental considerations, and compare metal roofing vs. shingles, with side by side comparisons of steel shingle roofs, aluminum standing-seam roofing, zinc and copper roofs, along with their pricing information.
Believe it or not, there was a time when residential metal roofing was pretty much unheard of in the United States. Then came along the metal roof of Monticello, which was commissioned by our third president, Thomas Jefferson who was inspired during his stay in Paris where many roofs were covered with zinc, which is not only beautiful, but also long lasting building material. Thus, inspired by the idea of a long lasting and durable roof made of metal, Thomas Jefferson further developed Monticello roof design, and that was how metal roofing became a new statement of high-end, residential architecture. Although, several other people followed the suit, residential metal roofing didn’t really take off in America (until recently) the way it did Europe.
If you mention metal roofing, most people will think of corrugated iron that became ubiquitous as a roofing material following its invention in the early 19th century. The problem with corrugated iron, which actually became corrugated mild steel as early as the late 19th century, is that it inevitably rusts and starts to degrade after just a few years, even if galvanized. By contrast, today`s sophisticated metal roofing products are tough, durable and with proper care and maintenance can easily last 50 years or more. Copper is also, of course, 100% recyclable and environmentally friendly roofing material.
If you are looking for a roof that can give your home an exquisite, modern look coupled with superb durability and longevity, a standing seam metal roof is a perfect system to meet your needs. Standing seam roofs are quickly gaining in popularity among discerning homeowners who want to invest into an environmentally-friendly, premium quality roofing system that can give you a peace of mind for many decades to come.
What is it all about?
A standing seam roof is a metal roofing system, where continuous interlocking panels run from the ridge of the roof all the way down to the eaves. The upturned edge of one metal panel that connects it to adjacent panels creates distinctive vertical lines and a trendy, modern look. Most of residential standing seam metal roofing systems are designed as watershed systems, requiring a minimum roof slope of 3:12 (14 degrees) or greater.