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Residential metal roofing (which includes, steel, aluminum, tin and copper) is one of the most popular new roofing choices in the United States. More and more homeowners are choosing metal roofing because of the tremendous benefits it has to offer. Metal roofs are most often seen on single homes such as bungalows, ranches or cottages. Residential metal roofing costs more than traditional asphalt or shingled roofs because it is a much finer product. When you are ready for a new roof, you should consider a metal roof as a serious option, as it won’t let you down and can be easily installed over your existing roof!

When it comes to style, design and colors, have no fear, because residential metal roofing provides you with many stylish choices. Choose from smooth or textured metal in a variety of colors, or you can go with a cool, rustic look as featured in the copper tile image above. If you want to retain the look of traditional shingles but want the durability of a metal roof then you are in luck again! That is because metal roofs come in a cedar shingle look, slate or standing seam look and wood style. You can even use multiple colors for a personalized look. A professional roofer will surely be able to help you create a personalized look for your roof.

The benefits of residential metal roofing outweigh any risks. And the truth is there aren’t any significant risks with metal roofing!

Benefits of Steel Shingles:

  • 50-year warranty from most companies
  • Can withstand heavy winds, as well as hail and heavy rain
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fire safe
  • Reflects heat from the sun to minimize midday heat gain
  • Resistant to mildew, insects, rot
  • Low maintenance
  • Strong and tough
  • Easy installation

Sites where you can see color samples and get more information:

  • New England Metal Roof: Information on all types of metal shingles, a roofing calculator and more
  • Metal Roofing: Contains a large picture gallery of residential metal roofing and a metal roofing 101 tutorial section.
  • HomeTips.com: Residential metal roofing buying guide and info.
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