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How to save energy with a metal roof

by Ken Laremore and Brian Partyka
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Drive down the highway; almost every mansard has a colorful metal roof, and many large chain stores use some sort of metal roofing in their designs. Did you know that according to market research done by FMI, Raleigh, N.C., metal roofing is 22 percent of the commercial roofing market? Not only is installing metal roof systems a great opportunity for contractors, but there also is a great story to be told.

When most people think of metal roofing, they don't immediately think of energy savings. However, times have changed in the roofing industry. With the advent of attractive modern coatings that can effectively protect a roof for many decades and provide remarkable energy-saving properties, metal roofs are becoming quite "cool."

Metal roots

The origins of metal roofing in the U.S. can be traced to the...



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