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Choosing a Roofing Solution for the Washington Coast

[fa icon="calendar'] 02/11/2019 / by Steve Collins posted in Metal Roofing, Colors, Sustainability, residential, Cool Roof, Coastal, Washington State, Home Advice

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Washington state provides its residents with a wide range of climates to enjoy.  From oceanfront cottages to mountain chalets and everything in between. Choosing the right roof for these climates varies greatly depending on the location.  While most engineered metal roofing systems will hold up to the challenges every region will face, certain provide better protection and savings than others.

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Hail Roofing: Choosing the Right Roof

[fa icon="calendar'] 08/14/2017 / by Steve Collins posted in Metal Roofing, Sustainability

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Is there really anything that is truly hail proof? At this point in time, there is no solution that provides a hail proof solution. Hail stones can travel at speeds up to 110mph and grow to softball-sized stones.  Aside from a concrete slab, no traditional roofing materials can come away from these types of hail stones without being dented or damaged. While there are suitable measures that can be taken to prevent damages from most hailstorms, the largest hail stones will cause damage to even the most durable of roofing systems.

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5 Types of Metal Roofing Materials - Pros & Cons

[fa icon="calendar'] 04/23/2017 / by Steve Collins posted in Metal Roofing, Colors, Sustainability

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5 Types of Metal Roofing

1. Copper - Extremely long-lasting, very soft with low melting temperature

2. Aluminum - Long-lasting, resistant to salt water corrosion

3. Zinc - Extremely long-lasting, resistant to corrosion and lowest melting point

4. Steel - Three variations: galvanized, galvalume, and weathering steel (corten)

5. Tin - Often referring to steel, used prior to World War II. No longer commonly applied.

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Does Metal Roofing Attract Lightning Strikes?

[fa icon="calendar'] 01/15/2016 / by Katie Smith posted in Metal Roofing, Sustainability

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METAL MYTH #1: METAL ROOFS ATTRACT LIGHTNING

When you start talking to your friends and family about your new metal roof, inevitably someone will gasp and say, “Don’t you know that your metal roof attracts lightning!”  They might tell you that, unless you’re trying to power the Delorean and you need your building to light up like the Clock Tower in Back to the Future, you should avoid a metal roof.

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