Metal Roofing Knowledge Center

Residential Metal Roofing: A DIY Remodeller’s Story

We received this note and photos from a homeowner who tackled the chore of re-roofing his own home, with standing seam metal roofing. Dear Absolute Steel, Just a short note to let you know that my roof came out fine.  It was pretty darn easy to put on and the look is...

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29 Gauge Metal Roofing – DIY Installation

An enterprising handyman in a small Arizona community sent in this letter about his first metal roofing installation: Kevin, Thought you might like to see the roof now that it’s all completed. It looks great! This is the first fix-up I’ve ever put a metal roof on but...

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Metal Shingle Roofing Systems with Style

The two homes you see pictured here feature classic but uncommon architectural styles. What’s remarkable about both is how beautifully the metal shingle roofing systems chosen to finish them integrate with and compliment their unique looks. Metal Shingle Roofing...

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Standing Seam Metal Roofing in Southern California

Standing seam metal roofing was the choice when it came time to re-roof this home in the Southern California seaside community of Seal Beach. This style of roofing features high-tech structural design and extraordinarily tough polymer coatings and paint, making it...

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Metal Roofing Safeguards Houses of Worship

More and more church congregations are turning to metal roofing when it comes time to roof or re-roof their buildings. It’s a wise choice – not just for beauty, but also for economy, ease of installation and maintenance, and long, long-lasting safety and security.  ...

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Standing Seam Roofing Installation

The standing seam roofing projects in the photos below provide just a small idea of the versatility and flexibility of modern metal roofing. Installation is simple and straightforward, too, for do-it-yourselfers and professional contractors alike. More standing seam...

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Metal Roofing Panels Top Handsome Mountain Cabins

The two mountain cabins you see here are very different in design and construction – but both look great finished off with durable, attractive metal roofing. Their highest available fire rating makes metal panels a wise choice too, for safety and peace of mind.  See...

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Steel Roofing with Traditional Slate Roof Look

The roofing you see on this elaborately designed home looks like traditional slate, carefully hand painted. In fact, it is metal roofing – with all the beauty of slate, but nowhere near the cost, installation time, or years of tedious maintenance to look forward to. ...

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Slate Shingle Metal Roofing : Beautiful & Versatile

The elaborate roof plan of this elegant home presents little challenge to the versatility and ease of installation that are hallmarks of shingle style metal roofing. The look is traditional and refined, but the high-grade protection, longevity and extreme low...

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Residential Standing Seam Roofing Makes Homes Stand Out

The choice of standing seam metal roofing for the homes you see here – and the choice of color, too – give each a bright, distinctive look that stands out beautifully. Steel roofing is available in a wide variety of styles and shades – one of them will be a perfect...

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Log Homes Look Great With a Metal Roof

In a striking blend of rustic and modern styling, these two homes have combined the traditional log cabin look with ultra-modern standing seam steel roofing. A broad spectrum of roofing designs, styles and colors awaits your creative touch. See more Metal Roofing...

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Commercial Metal Roofing Applications

The structures you see below are just two examples of the almost unlimited applications for metal roofing in commercial buildings. The decision to use steel roofing is a wise one – it’s economical to purchase, fast and simple to install, and both its integrity and its...

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Metal Residential Roofing: Sturdy, but Charming Too

This charming older home looked like quite a challenge when it came time for replacing its aging roof. The challenge was solved when its owners learned about the enormous advantages of metal residential roofing. Their roofing contractor was glad about the choice, too....

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Horizon Standing Seam Metal Roofing

In these photos you can see two examples of Horizon style standing seam metal roofing. Its handsome good looks are complemented by the superior strength of its high-grade steel and state-of-the-art, multi-layered protective coating system. Whether your application is...

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Residential Standing Seam Steel Roofing

Here are two great examples of the clean, simple good looks of residential standing seam roofing, and just how much it can contribute to a home’s appearance. It contributes much more, too – low cost, energy efficiency, and decades of maintenance-free service. See more...

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Standing Seam Roof Panels: The Look of Today’s Roof

As you look around today’s communities, you see more and more homeowners turning to standing seam metal roofing to enhance and protect their homes. Clean and simple good looks, energy efficiency, easy installation, and decades of maintenance-free service are just some...

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Multi-Purpose Metal Roofing and Siding

For durability, versatility and economy it would be hard to beat our Multi-Purpose line of steel panels. This light but tough 29-guage steel panel serves both as siding and as roofing, with equal ease of installation and long-lasting, maintenance-free good looks....

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Vertical Metal Roofing Panels

The steel roofing you see in these photographs is our GrandRib 3 style. Available in both 29 gauge and heavier 26 gauge steel, its multiple layers of high-tech protective coatings and paints assure it will hold on to its good looks for decades. Though most commonly...

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Slate Steel Roofing for a Beautifully Styled Home

The bright and charming elegance of this home is capped by the traditional look of its slate-style steel roof. Far lighter, safer, easier to install and maintain and more economical than true slate, these panels are even available in a beautiful palette of colors....

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