When you think about a house with a metal roof, you may have an idea of what that might look like.
Maybe a barn or some other commercial building, right?
The truth is, a lot has changed when it comes to metal roofing. These days, metal roofs come in a ton of different colors and styles that will fit just about any style of home.
In fact, you may not even be able to tell the difference between metal roofing and its alternatives, just from looking at it.
Do you like the look of shake, tile or even asphalt roofs? You can find a metal roof that looks exactly like them for your house.
Better still is the fact that metal roofing is exceptionally strong and can protect your home during extreme weather such as hailstorms and hurricanes.
Metal roofing is also great for protecting homes in wildfire-prone areas — which extends from the summer to the fall — and metal roofs are low maintenance and energy-efficient.
If you’re considering adding a metal roof to your house, watch the video above and check the links below for more information!
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I have a metal roof on a barn that is rusting. Is there a paint that I can use to protect this roof
Danny says, “Yes, but first you will need to clean it. Apply a metal primer then coat it with Elastomeric. That’s exactly what we’re doing Monday at my river cabin.
Can I put my metal roof over the top of my old shingles
In many cases, yes, but this depends on local building codes, your home, and the weight of the current roof.
Contact the Metal Roofing Alliance for more information: https://bit.ly/2C1FDzg
I agree that a metal roof is a good idea; yet for many, including me, the cost is prohibitive.
When you say metal, are you referring to steel or alumanim? I am considering a roof replacement
Metal roofing options include steel, aluminum and copper.
You can learn more from the Metal Roofing Alliance here: https://bit.ly/2C1FDzg
Happy roof shopping!
I had a new roof put on years ago and it leaked from the onset. The company came back 3 times then just threw up their hands b/c they didn’t know why. I’m left with a leaking roof and damaged attic. My question is can a metal roof go right over an existing roof or does that have to come off and new roof then get installed?
The answer varies based on a number of factors. Here’s more information from our friends at The Family Handyman: https://www.familyhandyman.com/roof/installing-metal-roofing-over-shingles/view-all/ We’re sure you can make the decision after reading that article and contacting local authorities. Thanks for your question!
We’re waiting for our metal roofing to arrive, so our roofer can get started. You just reinforced our decision to go metal instead of replacing our current (and hot) asphalt shingle roof with more shingles. Also adding a gable off the back of our house, covering our south facing deck and screening it in so we can enjoy it all summer, rather than just spring and fall. Can’t wait for all of it to be finished!
Natalie, we’re glad to hear that you’ve decided to “go metal.” 🙂 Thanks for sharing about that and about your entire project; sounds like some exciting home improvements. Best wishes!
I had the main section of my roof covered with metal 2 years ago. I keep getting the question “Can you hear the rain”. My answer “No”. I got the back porch done last year and hope to get the front done this year.
Thanks for sharing your experience with the Today’s Homeowner community!
ok why do most metal roof companies not offer you a look at what color would look right on your house .When I picked out my flooring the had a virtual pic you could take and load each color of flooring to find what would look the best in my home .I would love to be able to do this to pick out a metal roof to compliment my home and country setting .I would love to see which color looks good on my home
That hasn’t been our experience with the Metal Roofing Alliance.
Homeowners we’ve talked to appreciate the variety of options and their ability to choose the roof that matches their home’s style.
Here’s where you can contact the MRA: https://www.metalroofing.com/about-metal-roofing-alliance/contact/
Happy home improving! 🙂
Also which is better take the old single layer of roofing off and put down ice and water shield or leave the old roof on .Also I have seen some companies do not address plumbing vents in your roof properly or address the roof vents correctly .I wish they would be more careful and help you understand each aspect of the new metal roof .Also what is best when it comes to addressing where the bottom of the roof meets the gutter and the ridge cap install and how it should be done .
Hi, Betty! Every home has unique roofing needs. We recommend contacting the Metal Roofing Alliance for questions about specific installations.
Here’s where you can do that: https://www.metalroofing.com/about-metal-roofing-alliance/contact/
Take care. 🙂