October 2005

At home with metal

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There are many factors to consider when installing residential metal roof systems.

by Todd Miller
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Editor's note: Following are the author's opinions. Views expressed are not necessarily those of NRCA.

Let's face it—the roofing business can be tough. Contractors who successfully set themselves ahead of the competition in terms of professionalism, quality and value are the ones who survive. Part of their success comes from the products they offer their customers. And adding residential metal roof systems as an option can help a contractor stand out from his competition.

Photos courtesy of Classic Products Inc., Piqua, Ohio.

In recent years, the metal roofing industry has seen increased opportunity for its products in the residential arena. In certain geographic regions, such as coastal and mountain areas, the use of metal roof systems is more prevalent than it has been in the past. My experience has shown me that anywhere there is an extreme climate, whether it's related to heat, wind, hail, snow or ice, increasingly more...

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