Metal Roofing Knowledge Center

Metal Roof Performance in Coastal High Wind Regions

Metal Roof Performance in Coastal High Wind Regions

Metal Roofs: FEMA’s Hurricane Recommendation After Hurricane Ike battered Galveston, Texas in 2008, FEMA issued a report recommending the installation of metal roofs, but with an overtone of caution, too. See, metal roofs aren’t inherently hurricane-proof; no roof is....

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How to Walk on Metal Roofs

How to Walk on Metal Roofs

Once upon a time, someone said it was impossible to walk on metal roofs, and a great myth was born. In the real world, you can indeed walk on metal roofs, but how and where will depend on the style of roofing you’ve chosen. In fact, metal roofs can stand up to you...

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Decra Shingle XD – An Impressive 50-Year Roof

Decra Shingle XD – An Impressive 50-Year Roof

One of our most popular products is the DECRA Stone-Coated XD Metal Shingles. For those who haven’t heard about this product, it’s a real winner because of how it has the classic look of shingles but with the long-lasting durability of steel. We describe the Decra...

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Absolute Steel Joins with Metal Roofing Alliance

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

How to Cut Sheet Metal Roofing by Hand

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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7 Metal Roof Problems – And Why They Aren’t

7 Metal Roof Problems – And Why They Aren’t

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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Reroofing and the Metal Roof

Reroofing and the Metal Roof

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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Field Painting Unpainted Aluminum and Galvanized Steel

Field Painting Unpainted Aluminum and Galvanized Steel

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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Maintenance of Metal Roofing

Maintenance of Metal Roofing

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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Metal Roofing Fire Endurance Test

Metal Roofing Fire Endurance Test

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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How to Clean Pre-Painted Metal Roofing and Siding

How to Clean Pre-Painted Metal Roofing and Siding

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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Roofing Panels – Metal Is the Clear Choice

Roofing Panels – Metal Is the Clear Choice

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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How to Install Metal Roofing Fasteners

How to Install Metal Roofing Fasteners

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

Recycling Old Metal Roofing Material

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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Condensation and Ice Damming on a Metal Roof

Condensation and Ice Damming on a Metal Roof

The Cool Roof Rating Council recently gave approval to Absolute Steel's Fabral product line for several of our metal roof products. Our company is one of only a few metal roofing companies that has received this approval. Specifically, these are roofs painted using...

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Metal Roofing Products Gain Energy Star Approval

Metal Roofing Products Gain Energy Star Approval

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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Install Metal Roof Over Shingles?  Yes!

Install Metal Roof Over Shingles? Yes!

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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Metal Roofing Protects Homes During Wildfire

Metal Roofing Protects Homes During Wildfire

As temperatures climb and lawn furniture makes a seasonal appearance, most people are excited by summer’s approach. But, for those living in wildfire regions, the sunny weather also brings the apprehension of whether this might be the year wildfire threatens their...

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