A residential market option

As metal panel roof systems gain popularity, it is important to understand all the things to consider when selling and installing them

Metal has been used in roofing applications for centuries. The copper roof system on St. Mary's Cathedral in Hildesheim, Germany, was installed in A.D. 1280 and still is in use today. Metal's durability has made it an excellent choice for homes, agricultural facilities, hangars and industrial buildings to name just a few. Thanks to recent technological advancements in high-performance coatings, new weatherization practices and unlimited design options for panel profiles and color options, metal roofing panels have gained more credibility. Metal panels are 100 percent recyclable, and their capability for integration into roof-mounted renewable-energy equipment catches the attention of the ecologically inclined.

With these aesthetic and functionality advancements in metal roofing products and technology, it's no surprise more homeowners, residential architects and designers are turning to metal. This demand has increased the need for professional roofing contractors who can install metal roof systems. If you're looking for a way to expand your residential business, adding metal roof systems to your portfolio of available services is one way to do so.

Specialized training

The higher demand for metal roof systems has allowed contractors to expand their businesses to offer metal as a roofing option. But without specialized training to properly install metal roofing, this business expansion cannot be actualized. The importance of installation training, and its many components, cannot be overstated.