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Metal Roof Buying Guide: Myths and Facts You Should Know

For decades, metal roofs have been associated with industrial buildings. Moreover, out in the country side, people would install tin roofs on sheds or barns. This created the undeserved rep that metal is a poor aesthetic choice for residential homes.

However, thanks to giant leaps in technology, you can find a wider range of metal roof colors, materials and styles that would be an excellent fit for your house.

Are metal roofs good?

While metal roofing offers many benefits unmatched by other materials, many homeowners still have a lot of incorrect information which prevents them from choosing this roof for their home.

Metal Roofing Alliance conducted a research study among 1,500 homeowners across US,

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2020 Flat Roof Guide: Installation Cost, Materials, Pros & Cons

A flat roof looks and performs very differently compared to a traditional sloped roof such as shingles, tiles, or metal. While its not designed to be a water shedding system, because it has a low pitch, flat roofing can still protect your home from leaks and severe weather. Today, there is a wide range of cutting edge flat roof systems that offer distinct pros and cons, longevity, and of course, price.

In this guide:

Flat roofing materials
Cost of installation
Materials prices
Installation options
Longevity
Durability
Importance of insulation
Maintenance and repair
Unique applications and benefits
Energy efficiency
Environmental impact

Types of flat roofs

Flat Roof over a Screened-in Porch

A classic flat roof is either almost completely level or has a very slight pitch of 3 in 12 inches or less.

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Cost of Gutters Calculator: Vinyl, Aluminum & Seamless Gutters

Gutter prices calculator

Accurately estimate gutter installation cost for your home or building.

Keep in mind that the cost of rain gutters greatly depends on the material you choose. Installing 200 linear feet of gutters costs as little as $600 to as much as $2,500 depending on the material you install. Vinyl gutters are the cheapest, while copper gutters are the most expensive.

Price quote includes the following: seamless aluminum gutters, downspouts, elbows, drain outlets, hangers and wall attachments, as well as professional labor by a licensed roofing contractor.

How to use the calculator

1) Measure the length of your gutters (along the eaves of your roof),

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