Metal Roofing Knowledge Center

Absolute Steel Joins with Metal Roofing Alliance

Press Release -  March 18, 2019 Absolute Steel’s Metal Roofing Source is proud to join the Metal Roofing Alliance. Installing a metal roof is one of the biggest home improvements a homeowner can make, but if done right with great materials, it should be the last roof...

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How to Cut Sheet Metal Roofing by Hand

Advanced Tin Snips & Aviation Snips Let’s face it, it’s fun to own power tools They make quick work of any project and who doesn’t like quick work? But they’re also a huge budget-killer, and most of the time, they’re unnecessary. We feel that’s the case with...

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7 Metal Roof Problems – And Why They Aren’t

If you are considering a new metal roof then you've probably heard stories about some metal roof problems.  There are always stories about problems with anything.  Aside from sloppy installations, metal roofs rarely experience problems. Not for many years - beyond the...

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Reroofing and the Metal Roof

Typical roofing construction will last somewhere between 5 and 20 years. This includes roof coverings such as shingles, slate, or wood shake shingles. Metal roofing offers an excellent option for replacing these standard roofing materials at the end of their...

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Field Painting Unpainted Aluminum and Galvanized Steel

FIELD PAINTING UNPAINTED ALUMINUM Often customers need to know the correct way to paint a plain unpainted panel application in the field, such as the aluminum siding or roof. The following instructions should answer these questions using one of the procedures below:...

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Maintenance of Metal Roofing

One of the benefits of installing a metal roof on a structure is the low maintenance required to ensure a long life for the roof.  Maintaining a metal roof is easy, as metal roofing is often referred to as maintenance-free. In most cases a metal roof would retain...

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Metal Roofing Fire Endurance Test

As part of ongoing testing in regard to the quality of our metal roofing material, Warnock Hersey International, Inc. conducted a thorough test on the interior surface of an exterior wall supplied by the National Frame Builder’s Association. Along with testing its...

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How to Clean Pre-Painted Metal Roofing and Siding

Anyone that has pre-painted metal roofing or siding will eventually need to clean it. It is recommended that cleaning either of these be accomplished with a mild solution of detergent. This detergent solution should be made from a tri-sodium phosphate, for example,...

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Roofing Panels – Metal Is the Clear Choice

With metal roofing panels you get the best look, and the best economy too - so when it was time to re-roof this home, the choice was simple. Coated steel roofing panels are clearly the smartest value around for solid, long-lasting, worry-free protection, easy...

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How to Install Metal Roofing Fasteners

Proper metal roofing installation begins with the use of the right equipment, starting with the screws used to anchor your panels or shingles to the structure. Absolute Steel recommends using metal self-tapping screws with thin washers that have been properly...

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Recycling Old Metal Roofing Material

Metal Roofing is Primarily Made of Recyclable Materials Environmentally friendly, metal roofing and siding panels are manufactured using an array of recyclable materials. This includes everything from old car parts to aluminum cans. Consequently, they are quickly...

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Condensation and Ice Damming on a Metal Roof

Condensation on the Metal Roof Absolute Steel periodically receives panic calls from homeowners who have experienced roof condensation. Often this is during the fall season when it first begins to get cold and warm air that contains moisture meets up with cooler air...

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Metal Roofing Products Gain Energy Star Approval

Absolute Steel carries a full line of Fabral's high quality metal roofing products. We are proud to announce that Fabral has received Energy Star Approval on many of their metal roofing products. This includes roofing systems constructed using unpainted Galvalume and...

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Metal Roofing Protects Homes During Wildfire

Arizona considering legislation to require fire-resistant building wildfire areas Guadalupe, AZ — August 30 2013: With the prevalence of wildfires causing significant property damage this year, lawmakers in Arizona are reconsidering legislation to compel home owners...

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Metal Siding – Choosing the Right One

Aside from vinyl which deteriorates quickly from UV exposure (and therefore not recommended) metal siding is the most economical exterior for residential properties. Metal siding is not just economical; it’s durable and nearly maintenance free.  And it’s certainly as...

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Can a Do-It-Yourselfer Install a Steel Roof?

The answer is quite simply, Yes. Over the years we have had lots of do-it-yourselfers, husband & wife teams, families, and communities pull together to install new steel roofing on residences and business properties. Most of them have had no experience with...

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Steel Roofing Panel Installation Instructions

If you are thinking about installing your own metal roofing panels, please find instructions below.   The installation instructions offered here are designed to help you install some of our most popular steel roofing panels. 1. 5V Crimp Panels 2. GrandRib Panels 3....

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Metal Roofing is just Plain Tough

Having a good, solid roof is a necessity in North America, where weather extremes mean we could face hurricane-force winds, forest fires and extreme cold and heat all in the same year. These weather variables put excessive strain on standard shake and shingle roofs,...

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