Metal Roofs That Look Like Shake, Tile and Slate


This is another installment in our continuing series on innovations in home design and improvement.

Innovation by definition is the process of transforming what we do every day. Changing what is expected. CertainTeed metal roofing feeds right into that by challenging the preconceived notions around metal roofing design. Instead of accepting it as industrial and utilitarian, they reimagined it as something beautiful.

CertainTeed Metal Roofing

CertainTeed Metal Roofing gives you the appearance of traditional materials without the restrictive cost, weight, and maintenance.

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CertainTeed metal roofing has not only innovated in terms of looks and presentation, they have taken the best of traditional roofing practices (like the great warranties) and combined them with new innovations in the market (cool roof technology).

Some key points about CertainTeed metal roofing:

  • It is a full roofing systems that includes underlayments and ventilation
  • Metal roofing is available in three profiles shake, tile and slate
  • Made from a high-performance steal alloy
  • Feature a solar reflective paint technology that can reflect up to 70% of the sun’s solar energy
  • Education and training available for individuals and companies interested in getting credentialed in installing metal roofing.
  • Strongest warranty in the metal market

Villanova PA home with a metal roof

But at the end of the day, it comes back to looks. Homeowner Krystyne Fox describes the reaction her metal gets from friends and neighbors:

“Any one that sees our roof, they first they are amazed that, that’s metal and number two — they are like wow, that’s really, really attractive,” says Fox describes.

For over 100 years, CertainTeed has helped shape the building products industry through the development of innovative and sustainable building products and that tradition continues today.

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  1. Timothy Gibson on

    Who in the Fort Wayne Indiana area is a certified installer?

    Tim Gibson (Fort Wayne)

  2. digitalvani on

    Great article on the Metal roof. I really liked the thorough list of pros and cons. summarizing the most important points, found a few interesting topics on this site too.

  3. It may seem like it does, but it really does not! You may be surprised, but metal roof will actually costs less than the asphalt shingle roof if you stay in your house long enough. Not only will it increase the value of your house, but it will also help you save money on cooling costs. Metal roofing can result in up to 50% savings in energy costs during summer months. And finally, metal roof may well be the last roof you will ever have to install on your house. Ever! Provided you get a quality installation from a qualified metal roofing contractor.

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