How do you give an older home maximum curb appeal while protecting it against extreme weather?
There’s no doubt that a solid roof is key for resell value and home protection. But experts say roofs are under appreciated for their ability to greatly enhance a home’s architectural style and appearance.
The New York Times uncovers how a metal roof helped one home get through Hurricane Michael almost unscathed.
After last year’s scorching summer, how to best beat the heat is top of mind for many U.S. and Canadian homeowners, especially during prime re-roofing season.
The Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) are calling for a much bigger focus on how homeowners can live more sustainability not just on April 22, but 365 days a year.
The Metal Roofing Alliance has partnered with Green Builder Media to offer an extensive Resilient Housing Guide.
According to the latest figures from the Metal Roofing Alliance, metal roofing is growing in popularity, especially in states that experience severe climate conditions.
It’s a common debate as the peak rainy season approaches, especially among homeowners as they consider re-roofing projects this spring: Are metal roofs really any noisier, and if they are, is that a pro or a con?
The Metal Roofing Alliance announced today that a home in Panama City, Fla., is the winner of the 2018 MRA Top Survivor Home challenge.
This couple learned the hard way how invaluable a good manufacturer and contractor are when installing a metal roof.
The Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) is proud to announce their attendance at this year’s National Frame Building Expo. This year, the annual event is located in Louisville, Kentucky on March 6-8.
Wedge Roofing, MRA’s Best Metal Roofing Winner, Proves Greater Protection Is A Truly Beautiful Thing
MRA contractor members not only do stellar work, they take pride in a job well done. That’s true in the case of last month’s winner of MRA’s Best Metal Roofing Project Competition: Wedge Roofing.
Instead of bold, bright hues, MRA’s predictions include weathered and “reclaimed” looks, with darker, richer colors.
For homeowners who withstood extreme challenges this past year, there’s only a few days left to try and earn the title of MRA’s Top Survivor Home of the Year for 2018.
As below-zero temperatures strike, leading industry alliance says rooftop readiness is essential
From stronger materials to better building practices, demand for greater resiliency is growing.
Contest Spotlights How Climate Extremes Tested Homeowners’ Mettle (and Metal Roofs) This Year.
Quality metal roofs offer top protection in severe weather, if homeowners do their homework. The recovery effort from the damage caused by Hurricane Michael and Florence is sure to be a long, difficult road for many homeowners seeking to repair or rebuild.
Calling all roofing contractors, installers and manufacturers: Is your stainless-steel roof a stunner? Is your galvalume glamourous? Is your copper shingle roof sublime? If so, now’s your chance to enter the “Best Metal Roofing Project” competition hosted by the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) and potentially win $500!
Read about and welcome the newest members to the Metal Roofing Alliance.
Living In The Danger Zone: MRA Cites Rising Interest In Wildfire Protection Building And Remodeling Practices
Every year, houses are devastated by wildfires. Homeowners need to take steps to better protect their homes against increasing wildfire threats and the MRA can help.
Labor Day is a good time for homeowners to roll up their sleeves and get to work to prepare for the upcoming fall and winter season. That means starting at the top by getting a home’s roof in shape.
Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford talks metal roofing and why re-roofing with metal is the most beneficial and beautiful option for your home. PLUS: learn how to enter our sweepstakes for a $100 gift card!
California’s leadership is a giant step forward to bring solar power into the mainstream for all U.S. homeowners. Here’s a quick primer for what to know about solar system roof installation.
When homeowners are planning a new metal roof project, a major part of the conversation is about the project cost. The MRA's newest member is offering financing options to help.
With July being peak wildfire season, the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) is urging homeowners to consider ways to better protect their homes. Get these tips now.
After searching high and low looking to replace her home’s concrete tile roof that was damaged by hail, a North Texas homeowner found a more durable and attractive choice: metal roofing.
In this radio spot, the Metal Roofing Alliance's Executive Director Renee Ramey is interviewed on the At Home With Gary Sullivan show on the facts and history of metal roofing.
In this radio spot, Gary discusses metal as an alternative to wood shake for a caller's new roof.
Metal Roofing Alliance Predicts Uptick In Demand for Metal Roofing, Driven By California's New Residential Solar Requirements
The Metal Roofing Alliance is predicting an increase in demand for metal roofing which is driven by California's new residential solar mandate which requires all new homes to have solar power.
Metal Roofing Alliance Announces Partnership With Today’s Homeowner To Support Metal Roofing Demand Among Consumers
The Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) announced that it is partnering with Today’s Homeowner, hosted by Emmy-nominated home improvement expert Danny Lipford, this season to help promote the benefits of metal roofing nationwide.
Metal Roofing Alliance Urges Local Homeowners Associations To Re-evaluate And Update Defensible Home Strategies
The Metal Roofing Alliance is calling for HOAs to do more to allow and encourage member homeowners to make improvements that increase their neighborhood’s resiliency and offer greater protection.
Homeowners who share their short answer for why they love metal roofing will have an opportunity to win a $100 Home Depot gift card via MRA’s monthly “Metal Roofing Raves” giveaway.
After last year’s devastating hurricane season, homeowners looking to better protect their home this year are increasingly turning to highly-durable materials, including metal roofing.
In Western U.S. and Canada, MRA Says Spring Home Improvement And Wildfire Protection Plans Go Hand-In-Hand
Last week’s Wildfire Awareness Week (May 1-7, 2018) focused mainly on California, but the fact is that all homeowners in the western U.S. and Canada need to be aware of the increasing threats of wildfires and understand how to make their homes more defensible.
There’s no doubt that Mountain Living Magazine’s 2017 Home of the Year is a true design marvel. From its epic 10-acre setting in Aspen, Colorado to its airy 15,000 square foot floor plan¬—all meticulously planned and built to luxurious green living standards—it’s a modern masterpiece both inside and out. That includes the home’s incredible metal roof, a custom-machined and mechanically sealed engineering wonder manufactured by Drexel Metals, a leading metal roofing systems and custom fabrication company and a Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) member.
Metal has become the second most preferred type of roofing material and is quickly gaining in popularity, according to a recent study of U.S. homeowners conducted by the Metal Roofing Alliance. That’s no surprise, given the exceptional low maintenance benefits and long-term performance features of metal roofing. However, there are still misconceptions and mistaken beliefs about metal roofs among some homeowners that need to be overcome, including these five common myths.
The metal roofing industry is growing rapidly, and so is the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA). As the leading nonprofit organization representing the U.S. and Canada residential metal roofing industry, MRA announced that it recently added two new members: PermaLock Aluminum Shingles Company and Foundation Finance Company.
Earth Day Trends: MRA Reports Rising Demand As U.S. And Canadian Homeowners Prepare For Changing Climates
When Earth Day 2018 is celebrated on April 22, it’s a prime time for a reality check for North American homeowners who are realizing that no matter where they live, climates are changing.
Call it provocative, vivacious or bold: For homeowners, 2018 color trends for metal roofing are all about standing out from the crowd.
Florida family had a new roof installed from a Metal Roofing Alliance company just in time. Their home’s old roof, only just eight months old, had begun to show a distinctive black tinge creeping over the surface like a five o’clock shadow.
With a hot U.S. housing market and still-favorable interest rates, the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) is predicting a heavier than usual demand for qualified metal roofing installers and contractors for spring 2018.
Residential homeowners can take advantage of tax credits available for installing “cool roofs” that were set to expire in 2016 but have been renewed and are now available retroactively for qualified improvements made through Dec. 31, 2017.
The MRA continues to focus on growing the perception and use of metal roofing within the roofing and home building industries. In February, the MRA attended two shows with the goal of creating and nurturing relationships with these key industry members: the International Roofing Expo (IRE) in New Orleans; and the National Frame Building Association (NFBA) Frame Building Expo in Columbus, Ohio.
Modern day metal roofs offer all of the style and beauty of traditional roofing materials only stronger and more durable. There’s certain to be a metal roof style to match your home and neighborhood.
Metal roofing styles often look so good, it can be hard for homeowners to tell the difference between metal options and other roofing options. Yet the metal roofing performance advantages are obvious for reliability, sustainability and durability in extreme conditions.
Drones can help roofing contractors in a variety of ways, including pre- and post-project inspections. However, contractors need to be aware of these legal regulations that Snips Magazine explains in a recent article.
Getting your roof inspected regularly will help to know when a good time frame is to replace your roof. Inspectors are professionally trained to spot certain elements.
The frightening increase of monster storms hitting the U.S. is not only causing homeowners to think twice about the roofs over their heads, it’s also earning the attention of local city and county officials.
The Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) is excited to announce that Darcie Meihoff, APR, has accepted the position as the organization’s new PR representative. In her role, Meihoff will handle all public relations activities for MRA, including PR planning, media relations, content creation and cause-related marketing and promotional activities.
Proposed local building code change would require better protection for homes in hurricane-prone area. The frightening increase of monster storms hitting the U.S. is not only causing homeowners to think twice about the roofs over their heads, it’s also earning the attention of local city and county officials.
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