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Metal Types, Styles & Colors
Types, Styles & Colors of Metal Roofing
If your idea of metal roofing is the ridged zinc sheets you associate with barns and pole buildings, you’re in for a surprise. Today’s metal roofing is available in a wide variety of styles and colors, some even matching the appearance of other roofing materials. And yes, you can get that steel gray color you may associate with metal, but you also can choose from a rainbow of shades.
We believe that steel is the best option for Minnesota homes, and that’s why we specialize in steel roofing.
Modern metal roofing can be manufactured to replicate terra cotta tiles, cedar shakes, and even asphalt shingles. The steel roofing we install from Kassel & Irons as well as EDCO/ArrowLine includes the following styles:
- KasselWood – available in shingle styles
- KasselShake – manufactured to match the look of random sized, hand-split wood shakes
- ArrowLine Permanent Metal Slate – provides the charming old-world style of slate roofing
- ArrowLine Permanent Enhanced Metal Shake – gives the look of weathered wood shake roofing
- Coated Metals Group – Standing Seam Metal Roofing panels from ridge to eaves.
Coated Metals Group Ultra Clad steel panels are custom manufactured to exact length, enabling our professional installer to protect your home in a seamless beauty. The panels are coated with a premium Kynar 500 finish. Panels are available in both a 1″ or 1 1/2″ high seam profile with concealed fasteners allowing the roofing panels to float on the roof with minimal thermal movement to minimize oil canning. Coated Metals Group Ultra-Clad Panel area 24 gauge panel, energy star rated and have a class 4 impact resistance rating. The Kynar 500 finish material is backed with a 45 year limited paint warranty.
Once you’ve decided on a metal roofing style, your next choice is the color. With the steel roofing we install, your color choices run from white to charcoal and include vibrant shades like red, blue, and green. Some roofing is also available in multi-color combinations.
If you’re going for the utmost in energy savings, you may find that a white metal roof is your best option. White is considered a ‘cool’ roof because it reflects so much of the sun’s radiation. Lighter colored roofs, depending on the type of finish, are extremely reflective and can re-direct up to 90% of the sun’s energy back up from the roof. That means a cooler home in the summer and a cooler attic in the winter (less ice dam potential).
We’ve even got the perfect colors for those who really long for the look of a copper roof. Whether you prefer that new-penny bright copper color or the brown patina of aged copper, we can match it with one of our many steel roofing shades.