Metal roofing has is durable, lightweight, efficient, fire
resistant and environmentally friendly.
Although metal roofing is more expensive than its more common
cousin – asphalt - it far outlasts it. It has been known to last as
long as 50 years.
The energy efficiency of metal roofs is impressive. As much as 70%
of the sun can be reflected, thus drastically reducing cooling
costs. It will also help maintain the temperature inside at a
comfortable level and keep the cost of heating down.
Metal roofing is an environmentally friendly option for today’s
builder and homeowner. The steel used for metal roofing products is
made of as much as 50% recycled materials. It is also completely
recyclable itself. Some contractors will install metal roofing
materials over existing asphalt shingles, thus reducing waste in a
Metal roofing material can be made of copper, galvanized steel,
coated steel, stainless steel or aluminum. There are several
options for panel construction – standing seam, decorative
stampings and many others. Color choices are endless and can please
even the pickiest client.
Most homes in hurricane-prone areas benefit greatly from metal
roofing choices. Experience proves that high winds often leave
these roofs intact. They are also resistant to heavy rain, damaging
hail and snow and ice which can result in lower insurance rates for
Metal roofing may well be the choice of future roofs!
18. Metal Roof Shingles, Metal Roof Tile, Metal Roofing
A Look at Metal Roof Shingles
Widely versatile and remarkably durable, metal roof shingles are
used for residential purposes in a way that is both appealing and
functional. Metal roof shingles resemble different styles and roof
profiles, from Spanish and mission tile, to slate roofs and
Victorian metal tiles. Homeowners can apply the metal roof shingle
style to any architectural and structural circumstances and options
they face. At the same time, the metal roof shingles are highly
functional, protecting the home from strong winds and rains in the
winter, and reflecting the sun and heat in the summer, as well as
for other weather conditions.
Residential, Not Industrial
Once largely used for industrial buildings, metal roof shingles are
nowadays popularly used for residential homes all over the United
States. Their popularity among homeowners is helped by the fact
that installation is easy, not requiring any welding as some might
wrongly assume. Installing metal roof shingles is done simply with
the use of metal clips and screws. The different metal roof shingle
types � galvanized steel, aluminum, copper and cool metal roofing -
all look realistic and may resemble wooden roof shingles or other
realistic shapes, making the home look far from industrial. Factory
painting and texturing methods make metal roof shingles look like
the real tile or slate roofs.
An advantage that roof metal shingles have over other options is
their large panels, which make it quick, even easy to install.
Metal roof installation over existing asphalt shingles is the way
they are laid out, as they typically come in four feet long panels,
each applied individually. This is a different technique than the
one used by contractors of other roofs, and so the person who
offers this service of installing metal roof shingles must be
accredited to do so.
A Wise Investment
Metal roof shingles cost from $2 to $6 per square foot, the low end
for tile look-alike metal roof shingles to elegant, installed
copper roof like look. Other jobs, such as accents, ridge caps or
drip edges using metal roof shingles can dramatically limit costs.
Taking into consideration the weather-tight protection that metal
roof shingles provide, their lasting as much as twice as long as
asphalt roof shingles and warranties for periods of 50 years, this
is a reasonable, even wise investment
KRS Shake Tiles offer a defined look, especially in the stone chip
finish. With installation and material warranties to match, KRS
offers the customer unparalleled security and peace of mind.
User friendly installation.
Made of recyclable metal.
Pest and rot resistant.
Sheds snow and ice.
Substrate:26 Gauge Galvalume Steel.
Coating: Low gloss, PVDF
Should be installed over solid substrate.
Panel Lengths: 2' - 20' (in 1' increments).
Panel Width:38 5/16"
Panel Coverage:36 3/16".