Energy efficient roofing is not a new concept. Roof products have been able to qualify for an Energy Star label since 1999. However, a recent larger global focus on sustainability, along with monetary benefits for the consumer, have resulted in more consumers gravitating towards this type of roofing in the past few years.
Whether you’re a regular buyer of steel or are just starting to shop for a metal roof, we bet you experienced some sticker shock when you received your last steel quote. We don’t blame you.
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Installing a metal roof is a big process with a lot of moving parts and steps. Keeping track of it all can seem overwhelming.
There are many components that contribute to the stability of a metal building. When it comes to roofing, metal purlins are a critical element needed to give the structure proper support.
Color is undoubtedly one of the most critical choices you make when designing your roof as it sets the tone of the overall look of your home. When looking to avoid drastic choices that may quickly go out of style, it’s common to gravitate towards neutral colors. Neutral tones are seen as being a “safe” choice, even though they pose the risk of appearing boring. However, the design trends of recent years have proven that neutral can still be exciting thanks to the popularity of the color gray.
When you’re installing a standing seam roof, correctly attaching the clips is essential to having a successful roof installation. Western States Metal Roofing has the expertise to help with this. We’ve created step by step written instructions and pictures that illustrate each step on standing seam clip attachment. This article is intended to support the video. Follow the instructions within the video and refer back to this article if you need a written copy of the instruction.
One of the main functions of a standing seam roof is to keep a structure free from leaks. A critical step to preventing leakage is to install the roof’s ridge caps correctly.
Deciding on a color for your metal roof is a big decision. Metal roofs can last for 40-60 plus years so you will be looking at the panel you choose for years to come. When choosing the right profile and color, you have to consider not only the panel's appearance, but how well (or not) it blends with the other features of your house. Requesting a color sample is a good start to be able to see the color in person. However, it’s hard to visualize how it will look over a 2500 sq ft roof. It’s too difficult to envision how it will blend in and complement the existing architecture and features of your property. Western States Metal Roofing has made the color selection process easier for your metal roofing and siding panels by now offering a color visualizer tool on our website. By using this free tool, you will be able to see what each roofing and siding color will look like on your home. In this article, we will discuss what a color visualizer is and how it works to make your user experience as productive as possible to help in choosing the best panel for your roof.
The story of Shou Sugi Ban starts centuries ago as a wood preserving technique. Fast forward to today and ShouShou Ban has been rediscovered and brought into the modern era for different reasons than it was originally intended. While it produces a striking appearance, ShouShou Ban can have some concerns.
When you’re looking into metal roofing, you’ll quickly come across two types in particular: Galvalume® and galvanized. We are often asked by customers about what metal to use since we’ve spent the past two decades manufacturing roofing and siding panels made from these different types of metal.