Metal Shingles Roofing Cost & Pros and Cons

Tamko Metalworks - metal shingles roof on a ranch

Tamko Metalworks – metal shingles roof on a ranch

If you are a homeowner and are looking for a metal roof for your house, but you do not want it to look like some sort of a barn, consider installing architectural metal shingles roof, which can provide the same superior performance as other premium types of residential metal roofing. A metal shingles roof offer a unique look of conventional roofing materials and systems including slate, cedar shingles, tiles, and more. Additionally, a metal shingles roof will often cost less then a comparable quality, architectural standing seam metal roof, while providing the same level of roof protection and longevity.

If you own a classic colonial type home or a brick house, then a metal shingles roof is definitely the way to go, especially if you want to preserve that authentic look, yet, have all the benefits of a metal roof.


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How to Pick the Right Metal Roof Color: Consumer Guide

Metal Roofing Colors Choosing a color for your new metal roof is an exciting process, especially today, when you have more options available to you than ever before. It is important not to get lost in this sea of choices and keep in mind that the color you choose will greatly affect the overall look and feel of your home. Therefore, take your time and research a variety of color options, as well as consider a number of practical and aesthetic factors that are associated with various colors.

Here are a few considerations to keep in mind to help you successfully navigate all your metal roof color options, and pick the one that will be the best fit for your home:

Quality of paint

It is crucial to select a high quality paint for your metal roof that will stand up to the elements, while looking fresh and new for years to come. Make sure to choose a paint that has been treated with a special acrylic resin that blocks ultraviolet light. It will help prevent premature fading, peeling, corrosion, rust and water infiltration. It is also possible to apply different types of coatings and sealants as an additional protective layer, which will make the paint last longer, and will protect the metal from sun rays, moisture and mildew. The current industry standard is the “Kynar” paint finish that comes with a 30 year warranty.

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