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Metal Roof

How Are Metal Roofs Made?

Although metal roofs may seem like a fairly new concept, they’ve actually been around since the 3rd century B.C. Copper roofs were commonly built to protect everything from homes to temples. They were made in the form shingles that were layered in order to keep rain out. Since then metal roofs have grown into one of the most popular types of material in America. They are a far cry from original tin roofs that early Americans used on their homes.

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Should Slate Roofing Be Your Next Roofing?

Slate shingles are hand-shaped, meeting a slew of size requirements based on size and thickness. Regardless of a slate shingle’s age, it will maintain a distinct appearance over the years.

Structural Pros

Slate shingles are also one of the longest-lasting shingle choices. Easily lasting over 100 years, slate roofing is twice as long-lasting as other leading materials. It’s made of natural stone, and it’s more durable than any man-made material. Because of its high density, slate roofing is incredibly waterproof. It’s similarly resistant to temperature fluctuations and harsh weather conditions.

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Metal Roofing: What You Need to Know

Metal roofing has been around for over a century. It was first used to cover barns and tiny homes. Metal roofing was also utilized to protect commercial properties and larger industrial buildings. Over the last two decades, however, metal roofing has become popular with homeowners in Wisconsin and Minnesota. It is a smart long-term alternative to traditional wood roofs or asphalt shingles.

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Everything You Need to Know About Stone Coated Metal Roofing

Everything You Need to Know About Stone Coated Metal Roofing

Of all the roofing products on the market today, stone coated metal roofing is quickly making a name for itself as one of the most durable, affordable and easy to install roofing products. Roofing companies install stone coated metal roofing on homes and business in Wisconsin and Minnesota every single day. Property owners are experiencing numerous benefits with this amazing roofing material.

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4 Roofing Maintenance Essentials: How to Take Care of Your Roof

Regardless of what type of roof you install on your home, it will require maintenance over the years in order to perform as it should. Roofs take a lot of abuse from Mother Nature, and yet the hold up rather well under some of the harshest environmental conditions. For this reason, you should take care of your roof since it takes care of your household. Below are five tips for taking care of your roof.

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Eco-Friendly New Roof: Stone Coated Steel

Although traditional asphalt shingles are still the basic paradigm of roofing systems in America, other types of roofs are available and rapidly becoming more popular for both new houses or when an older house needs a replacement roof installed. There is good reason for the shift as technology allows for roofing systems such as stone coated steel which are more environmentally friendly and more durable which reduces the expense of the roof in the long term when compared to traditional roofs. Further, metal roofs don't have to look like what you expect to see on an old barn or utility building but can be quite beautiful and simulate the look of any other type of roof.

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How Metal Roofs Can Reduce the Impact of a House Fire

House fires in the United States have dropped nearly 22 percent since 2004. The reduction in the number of house fires can easily be attributed to some factors, including smoke detectors and better education on fire prevention. However, there is always the potential for a house fire. And, house fires can cost you your life. 

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Is Metal Roofing Right for Your Home?

When it comes to your roofing, you want something that will stand the test of time. You want something that will endure under extreme weather conditions. One such roofing material is metal roofing. Although it costs more, could it be worth the investment? Our team at C & T Siding have discovered a number of reasons why homeowners should seriously consider installing a metal roof.

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Five Must-Have Tips for Metal Roofing Care

Metal roofing is durable, long-lasting and convenient. Metal roofing is one of the longest-lasting materials around, but it should still be well-maintained. Often, homeowners find low-expense maintenance solutions to prevent wear and tear. C & T Siding is here to give your metal roofing maintenance an educational brush-up—one tip at a time.

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Styles and Shapes of Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is a rapidly growing means of covering your house and providing the first layer of protection against the weather. Traditionally, metal roofing was used for barns, commercial properties, and less expensive houses, but that is no longer the case. Modern steel roofing designs offer a number of advantages over the old paradigm of asphalt shingles.

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