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Determining The True Cost Of A Metal Roof

The following information is provided courtesy of The Metal Roofing Alliance, a not-for-profit coalition of metal roofing manufacturers, paint companies, coil coaters, associations and contractors formed to introduce homeowners to the many financial benefits of metal roofing. For more information, visit The Metal Roofing Alliance.

Metal Roofing Costs Less Than Asphalt Roofing

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Common Myths of Metal

There are several common misconceptions that persist today about metal roofs. Here we dispel those myths and offer the facts about metal roofing.

Myth: “When it rains, metal roofs are noisy.”
Fact: This likely stems from a common experience with the sound that rain makes on old barns and worn buildings. The difference between a barn and residential roof is a solid roof deck. This deck combined with underlayment dampens noise, resulting in a residential metal roof that is no more or less noisy than any other type of roof.

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Metal: The Fastest Growing Category of Roofing in the U.S. - for Good Reason

Today, most U.S. homes have asphalt shingle roofs – made from an inferior roofing material that provides them with only temporary protection. In as few as 15 years, asphalt shingle roofs fail and must be replaced.

Because of high oil prices, there is little cost difference between asphalt shingles and metal roofing systems. Asphalt derives from petroleum, so as oil prices rise, the material cost different between metal and asphalt shingles narrows. Additionally, metal roofs have many more innovative features that save homeowners money long after the initial purchase. When you factor in the long lifecycle of metal compared to asphalt shingles, homeowners are beginning to understand the true value that metal roofing brings to a home. This is a major reason why metal is the fastest growing category of roofing in the U.S.

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MRA Announces 2018 Top Roofing Color Trends Of The Year: It's Intense

Homeowners look to make a stand-out statement with color options this year

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Call it provocative, vivacious or bold: For homeowners, 2018 color trends are all about standing out from the crowd.

With more color options available than any other roofing type, metal roofing color trends set the tone for the latest in homeowner style preferences. And this year, it's no time to be subtle.

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