Watch Now: Alabama Homeowners Add A Major Curb Appeal "Wow" Factor
How do you give an older home maximum curb appeal while protecting it against extreme weather? That's the challenge Susan and Barker Stein from Alabama faced as they considered replacing the old, damaged roof on their 2,000 square foot 1978 home.
The Steins couldn't be happier with their decision to install a gorgeous new Arrowline shingle-styled metal roof in Statuary Bronze, made to last for decades and withstand hurricane-force winds. Manufactured by MRA member EDCO Products and installed by Metal Roofing HeadQuarters, the Steins' new roof and their home's updated curb appeal will be featured this month on Today's Homeowner nationally-televised show.
Watch Now: "We Want This To Be The Last Roof We Ever Have To Put On"
For two homeowners that decided to replace their 18 year-old asphalt roof with metal, the benefits included outstanding curb appeal, more peace of mind and long-lasting protection in a hurricane prone area. They also learned that a metal roof can be as quiet as any other type, even in rainy weather! Watch now to see how a new metal roof made a dramatic difference for these happy homeowners.
Watch Now: "We Love Our Metal Roof, It Looks Like A New Home"
With all the care that went into building their new home, imagine the disappointment for two Alabama homeowners when the 30-year asphalt roof they installed failed after just 20 years. Bad experiences with disreputable roofing contractors after Hurricane Katrina led them to selecting a quality metal roof from a MRA member manufacturer and installer, and they couldn't be more pleased with their decision. The gorgeous dark metal even helps keep the home cooler in their hot southern climate. Watch now to see how choosing a quality metal roof has brought back pride of ownership for these satisfied homeowners.
"I considered different materials for the roof and after looking at several different options, decided to go with a metal roof.
"The environmental aspect of the roofing, I looked at quite a bit. The metal itself is made out of recyclable material. We put our metal roof right over top of the old asphalt roof, so we did not have to send the asphalt shingles to the landfill. And, the house stays cooler in the summer."
— Homeowner, St. Louis, Missouri
"Years later the roof looks like new! Nothing has changed."
— Jayne and Pat Sventek, Florida
"It’s not on yet, but my metal roof will make my log cabin a year round livable home, and much more salable when the time comes to sell it."
— David Marshall, Michigan
"We found the MRA website looking for colors that we may be interested in. We have had our roof done and it looks great!!!! Not sure of the dimensions (my hubby knows that stuff) but the total cost was much more reasonable than we expected."
— Darby Leonard, New York
"I did most of my research on your website. I read all the benefits material and went through the different styles of roofs you have. I also found the contractor I used on your Find A Contractor searcher here in Lake Havasu.
"When the salesman came over to sign the contract (second visit) and for me to make my final decision he brought 3 new colors (blue, green and a mission gold). I chose the mission gold tile and it looks wonderful with my champagne stucco walls. The roofing installers were very good, answered my questions, and did a very good job."
— Cammie Page, Arizona
"Driving in, seeing our house, I really like the way the roof looks. We like the durability, the low maintenance - no maintenance as far as I'm aware.
"Probably our primary reason would be the fire resistant quality of it. In November of 2008 there was a wildfire and our house was a total loss. That's why we decided on a metal roof."
— Homeowner, Santa Barbara, California
"The MRA website certainly helped a lot in answering my questions. I went through all the information offered on your site to get better informed.
"I now have a metal roof installed. I believe it was a good choice -- I definitely did not want to replace wooden shingles with another set of wooden shingles! My roof did well during last winter's rain and wind-gusts.
"My problems are solved for several decades! Thanks for keeping me informed!"
— Frank Selhurst, Maryland
"Thanks for your help. As of today I found someone in Phoenix and he is going to get me a list of people in and around our area to show us what they have, measure our roof and hope to do the work. I have had great response from people far away that are also willing to work with us. Thanks again for everything."
— Mary T., Arizona
"Great job on my Steel roofing order. I've already saved nearly as much on electric bills as the materials cost. Looks great! Thanks."
— L. Adams, Louisiana
"Stone coated metal roofing is an ideal design choice when building owners seek the classic beauty, elegance and architectural detail of an old-world Italian tile. It’s an excellent alternative to clay and concrete tile in markets where freeze-thaw weathering is present.
"The roof also provides optimal material ratings for hail impact resistance, fire and wind uplift – while weighing only 160 pounds per square. DECRA Villa Tile, in Venetian Gold, is shown on a residential re-roof project, where an older, stained asphalt shingle roof is replaced to reignite this home’s beauty, without concern for the new roof weight on the existing structural framing."
— DECRA Roofing Systems
"One of the great benefits of metal roofing is its flexibility. In this case, Classic metal Roofing’s aluminum Rustic Shingle provided a very low weight roofing option that did not over-burden the structure. The interlocking 12” x 24” panels also easily handled the arched roof and pose no risk of slipping out of place over time. These property owners chose a bold earthy red color to highlight their noteworthy barn."
— Todd Miller, Isaiah Industries
"Parishioners of the Central Presbyterian Church of St. Paul, Minnesota, faced a daunting task – one they hoped would not have to be repeated again for a very long time. A new roof was due, and it not only required a long-life roofing solution, but also had to be compatible with its unique architecture.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 1889 structure built from coarsely carved Lake Superior brownstone in a Richardsonian Romanesque architectural style found its perfect roofing solution with stone-coated metal roofing. Natural Slate Shingle XD interlocking panels from DECRA Metal Roofing provided the materials for this historic structure.
Lightweight yet strong, the roofing panels reduced dead-weight stress on the structure. Metal roofing steps up to the challenge, and succeeds in flying colors – again."
— DECRA Roofing Systems