Metal roofing delivers traditional looks with sustainability built in

  Metal roofing delivers traditional looks with sustainability built in

For the look of traditional shingles with the durability of metal roofing, aluminum metal roofing is gaining in popularity among homeowners and builders.

The slate rock look aluminum metal shingles from Classic Metal Roofs, LLC is among the options experiencing increased interest in aluminum metal roofing for new residential construction. The shingles feature the form factor of traditional asphalt shingles, with the appearance and durability of metal roofing.

With summer traditionally being the busiest season for roofing companies, metal roofing has made its way into the new home construction market in New England and is now becoming the popular choice for homeowners. The “slate rock” shingle option is now the number one seller in New England for the company.

For the average homeowner, many roofing companies find that the roof is typically the last home repair project that they want to spend money on. With the creation of new materials, like the “slate rock” aluminum metal shingles, the experts at Classic Metal Roofs believe that trend is changing.

“Homeowners are seeking a permanent, maintenance-free building envelope,” said Mike Gonet, senior partner of Classic Metal Roofs. "Metal roofing gives them that, while also being the environmentally-conscious roofing option. Aluminum metal roofing is made up of a high percentage of post-consumer recycled material and is energy star rated. If given the choice, most homeowners will choose a product that is more compatible with the environment.”

Classic Metal Roof’s latest project features the installation of “slate rock” metal shingle roofing in Hopkinton, Mass. The new "Slate Rock" oxford aluminum shingle is sourced from Classic Metal Roofing Systems located in Piqua, Ohio.

Unique to this project, the house has a large, handmade French mansard-style bay window that that team field fabricated in copper. The second story flat deck roof was finished with PVC roofing manufactured by IB Roof Systems of Eugene, OR. All of the roofs installed are considered lifetime residential roofs that the homeowner will never have to replace.

Read more about sustainable roofing options.

Topics: Building Green, Remodeling, Roofing, Sustainable Products

Companies: Classic Metal Roofing Systems

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