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What color metal roof is best?

Saturday, February 29, 2020

The best color is the one your spouse wants, unless energy efficiency is a major concern, then a white metal roof is an ideal choice because it reflects the heat back into the atmosphere to keep your attic cooler in the summer and reduce the air conditioning bills. To read more about it, see our blog post What is a cool roof?

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Here’s links to a collection of some of our other blog posts about METAL ROOFS:

What is the difference between galvanized and galvalume metal roofing?

• What is the average lifespan of a metal (galvalume) roof?

Can metal roofing be used on a low slope/pitch roof? 

• What are roofing purlins and battens?

• What is a cool roof?

What is the stuff you paint an old mobile home metal roof with to extend its life? 

• Why are there leaves in my attic? 

How do you flash skylight, chimney, and pipe vent roof penetrations on a metal roof? 

• Is a metal roof for a mobile home approved for HUD Wind Zone 3? 

• Can I install a new metal roof over an asphalt shingle roof?

What is the code required minimum pitch/slope for a metal roof?



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