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Residential Metal Roofing Prices – Buying Guide

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standing seam metal roof

Introduction:

Are you in the market for a new metal roof for your house? If so, there is still time left to install a new metal roof, before the upcoming Winter season, with all the heavy snow and cold weather, which could seriously hinder the installation process. 🙁

We have written this guide in order to help you make a better-informed buying decision. – The guide covers the history of residential metal roofing in the US, along with benefits and pros & cons of modern metal roofing, important environmental considerations, and side-by-side comparisons to other common roof types. Up-to-date consumer pricing information is provided towards the end of this article.

Historical Background:

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 happens to be a 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 the new statement of high-end, residential architecture in the US. Although, several other people have followed the suit, residential metal roofing didn’t really take off in America (until recently – a decade or so in the “fast-track” lane) the way it did in Europe.

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September 2nd, 2015 at 12:07 am

How to Choose the Right Metal Roofing Color – Buyer’s Guide

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metal-roof-colors-chart

So, you’ve decided to give metal roofing a chance in a big way and join the ranks of many proud homeowners who’ve successfully installed a new metal roof on their homes.

Please note: You still have time to get a new metal roof before the winter season sets in, which would make the installation process cumbersome due to colder and shorted days, and hence considerably more expensive. So, be a smart homeowner and read this guide to learn how to properly select the right type of a metal roof, with a choice of many illustrious and energy efficient colors, and host of other benefits.

First of all, let me congratulate you for considering this Eco-friendly, and energy efficient roofing product that is built to last for many decades! Now, as far as picking the right color for your home, I would recommend that you take a good look at the following examples:

  • Green – if you are looking for a more conservative, yet fun color for your new metal roof, then a Green Color may be a fun and appropriate choice for your home. 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 color standing seam metal roof:
Residential Standing Seam Metal Roof

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September 2nd, 2015 at 12:01 am

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