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Metal Shingles

Benefits of Metal Shingles

All of our metal roofing shingles and accessories are 100% recyclable; they’ll never end up in a landfill. We stand behind our metal shingles, review our metal roofing warranty here.

What are the benefits of a metal roof and is it right for your home?

What are the benefits of a metal roof and is it right for your home? Let us help you understand the pros & cons of metal roofing.

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METAL IS PERMANENT

Many consumers are quickly finding out that today’s asphalt is expected to last 12-15 years at most. In some cases, asphalt will require replacement in as little as 8 years! Metal is for “life”. We provide a 50 year manufacturer’s warranty that is transferable to an additional owner.
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CLIPPED FASTENING SYSTEM

MetalWorks® uses heavy gauge clips to install its system; no through shingle fastening is required; this allows for expansion and contraction of the metal, without being bound by fasteners; in addition, it allows the use of galvanized roofing nails that will never be exposed to the elements.
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QUIET DESIGN

As MetalWorks® shingles are fastened tight to the roof deck, there’s no opportunity for reverberation, thus they make no more noise than a traditional asphalt assembly; after 7,000+ installations, MetalWorks® has never received a complaint concerning noise from a homeowner.
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BARRIER PROTECTION

A durable layer of zinc coats the steel and forms a physical barrier from environmental elements; paint on your house protects this way.
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FLUOROPOLYMER COATINGS?

Fluorspar is the base mineral from which Fluoropolymer resin is developed (Kynar 500 and Hylar 5000 are the brand names for Fluoropolymer based resins). The reason Fluoropolymer coatings stand up to the elements and resist chalking and fading has to do with the chemistry of the resin.
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COOLING EFFECTS

Florida Power and Light Utility conducted a study to determine the load on A/C; seven identical homes were built, on which different roofing products were installed. The study determined that energy savings can exceed 60% in environments such as Florida, and should save as much as 40% in northern climates, during the summer months
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ATTIC TEMPERATURES

Asphalt shingles retain heat and conduct it into the home, raising attic temperatures. Metal shingles reflect heat away from the home, keeping the attic cooler.
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4-WAY INTERLOCKING DESIGN

MetalWorks® interlocks on all sides; no weather penetration! Competitive products use side overlap designs (see picture); MetalWorks® specifically engineered the more complicated 4 way locking design to ensure no such gaps could ever exist.
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EMBOSSED & STAMPED

By embossing and stamping patterns in the shingles and engineering them close to the roof deck, MetalWorks® products are tremendously resilient against foot traffic and hail; this is especially true of the AstonWood and Slate profiles (UL Class 4 Hail Resistance – the highest possible)
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SACRIFICIAL PROTECTION

Steel and zinc both react with the environment, but zinc reacts slightly faster; when exposed to the environment, zinc reacts first, and leaves the steel unaffected – that is, the zinc is sacrificed to protect the steel.
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GALVANIZED SUBSTRATE?

Many metal roofing products typically available in sheet form, such as are used in the agricultural market, require only G-30 or G-60 levels of galvanization; these offer only 1/3 to 2/3 the protection of G-90; G-90 is the recognized standard in the architectural community for monumental buildings.
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CARBON/FLUORINE BOND

No known chemistry can compete with the resistance to chalking and fading exhibited by Fluoropolymer coatings. MetalWorks® shingles and accessories will hold their color for 40 and 50+ years. Valspar, a $2 Billion corporation and the largest non-automotive coatings manufacturer in the world, stands behind the coatings they manufacture for MetalWorks® (Specifically: 5 Hunter ‘E’ units of fade over thirty years; 8 Hunter ‘E’ units of chalk over thirty years).
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PROVEN DURABILITY

Testing and Code Approvals; Code Compliant Nationwide MetalWorks® is the most tested shingle on the market today.
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HIGHLY REFLECTIVE

This involves solar radiation being reflected away from the surface. MetalWorks shingles are certified by the CRRC (Cool Roof Rating Council).
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LESS HEAT INTO ATTIC

MetalWorks® Metal Shingles, due to the air cavity behind the shingle, and the limited direct contact with the deck, conduct (transfer) significantly less heat into the attic space, as compared to asphalt shingles.