There are dozens of different types of roof shapes but two of the most common are gable roofs and hip roofs. When it's time to replace your roof material or put on a new roof on a new construction, you might be wondering if the shape of your roof affects the roof types you should consider installing.
Consumers have a larger focus on environmental sustainability more than ever before. It's being forecasted that solar installations will increase by 40% between 2023 and 2027 because of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Between energy savings and a federal solar tax credit, there are extra incentives for homeowners to go solar if they haven’t already. Before you can do that, you have to think of the logistics of how the solar panels will affect your roof
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What’s underneath your roof is just as important as the metal roofing material itself. When it comes to radiant barrier, it’s a small part of a metal roofing system that can help keep your home cooler while keeping your energy costs down.
Farmhouses have become one of the most popular architectural styles of today. There are several features that have become synonymous with farmhouse architecture: white paint, simple landscaping, a wraparound porch, and of course, a metal roof.
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.
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.
If you’re looking for a construction material with ultimate strength and durability, then there’s a high probability you’ve already been considering metal panels. When compared against other types of siding, metal is the clear winner when it comes to being one of the strongest types of siding. However, there are several different choices even within the metal siding category.