What is the Best Coating to Use for a Metal Roof?

Best Coating to Use for a Metal Roof

There are several factors you might be considering when it comes to protecting your metal roof for the long-term, and coating is absolutely on this list. What is the best coating for a metal roof? There are a few options and factors to consider.

At Mid Michigan Metal Sales, we’re proud to offer a huge range of metal roofing panels, metal  siding and other metal roof products for clients around Michigan, including a few varieties of pre-coated unified steel roofing and more. Here’s a primer on the importance of both substrate and coating for protecting your metal roof, the options for both, and which key factors to keep in mind while selecting.

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What is a Standing Seam Metal Roof? Going Over the Basics

Standing Seam Metal Roof

The term metal roofing is an extremely broad one that contains many sub-categories, and one such category that’s growing in popularity in recent years is the use of standing seam products. What is a standing seam metal roof, and why is this option becoming more commonly-used across many metal roofing needs?

At Mid Michigan Metal Sales, we’re happy to offer a wide range of metal roofing panels, shingles and more, including several varieties of standing seam metal roof products for any roof replacement or new metal roof around Michigan. What exactly is standing seam metal roofing, which major types are often used, and what are the advantages and possible cautions with using standing seam metal roofing? Here’s everything you need to know.

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Do Metal Roofs Attract Lightning?

Do Metal Roofs Attract Lightning

There are a few common concerns out there among those who are considering a metal roof for their home or building, and one of these is in regard to metal’s conductivity. Specifically, it’s commonly asked as such: Do metal roofs attract lightning?

At Mid Michigan Metal Sales, we’re here to supply clients around Michigan with the very best metal roofing shingles, metal roofing panels and other metal roofing products, helping with any new roof setup you’re interested in. We’re here to tell you that no, metal roofs do not attract lightning in any more significant way than any other roofing material – and furthermore, metal roofs actually hold several major advantages when it comes to lightning protection for your entire structure. Here’s a primer on why this is the case, and why increased lightning risks are not present with a metal roof.

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Hail Damage and Metal Roof Replacement

Hail Damage and Metal Roof Replacement

It’s common to wonder how certain weather events might affect your metal roof anywhere around Michigan, and hailstorms are some of the most notable such events. How do metal roofs deal with hail storms and hail damage, and how much hail damage can a metal roof sustain before you should replace it?

At Mid Michigan Metal Sales, we’re proud to offer a wide range of metal roofing panels, shingles and other metal roofing supplies for clients around Michigan. Our products are made to stand up to any kind of weather, including hail, and come in the very highest quality possible. Here are some basics on how metal roofs do with hail, plus how much hail damage they can sustain before replacement is recommended. 

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Advice on How to Cut Metal Siding

Advice on How to Cut Metal Siding

Following proper guidelines is often important when dealing with metal roofing and related materials, and any situation where cutting is required will often be a good example. Metal siding often requires cutting – how should you be going about this process if your project calls for it?

At Mid Michigan Metal Sales, we’re proud to offer a wide range of metal roofing panels, metal siding products, metal shingles and related products to clients around Michigan. Our metal roofing suppliers are also happy to provide basic expertise on the use of our various products, including important processes like cutting. Here are some of the common reasons why you might need to cut metal siding, some of the different tool types you might consider for this job, and some other important related topics.

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Simple Noise Control for Metal Roofs

Simple Noise Control for Metal Roofs

There are several topics that often come up when discussing your roof and its qualities, and one common example here is noise. For instance, a frequent question often heard in the realm of metal roofs: Are metal roofs noisy?

At Mid Michigan Metal Sales, we’re here to offer a huge range of metal roofing materials for clients around Michigan, including metal roofing panels, metal shingles, metal siding and more. We’re also here to provide basic expertise in important areas like these – are metal roofs noisy? If so, how can you reduce their noise levels? Here are some basics to be aware of.

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Precautions When Walking on a Metal Roof

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Clients tend to have a number of common questions when it comes to the use and maintenance of their metal roofs, some more complex than others. One that’s on the simpler end of the scale, but whose answers are actually quite important for long-term metal roof care: Can you walk on a metal roof? 

At Mid Michigan Metal Sales, we’re here to not only offer a huge range of metal roofing panels, metal roofing shingles and other metal roofing materials to clients around the state, but also to provide basic expertise and use tips for any new roof or existing roof you’re managing. For the vast majority of metal roofs, the answer to the question above is yes – you can usually walk on a metal roof. However, there are some important precautions to take when doing so. Here are some of the most vital to keep in mind.

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Tips on How to Clean a Metal Roof

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Cleaning is important for numerous areas of our home and property, and one area that cannot be ignored here is your roof. If you have a metal roof for any home or building on your property, cleaning is luckily a very simple and straightforward process.

At Mid Michigan Metal Sales, we’re proud to offer a wide range of metal roofing panels, metal roofing shingles and other metal roofing supplies, plus expertise on how to properly utilize and maintain these products. Here are some basic tips on cleaning metal roofs of any kind, ensuring that they remain safe, functional and aesthetically pleasing all at once. 

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Can You Paint Metal Roofing Products?

Can You Paint Metal Roofing Products

Any roof on your home or other building types serves both practical and aesthetic purposes, and one common consideration within the both categories, but primarily the latter, is paint. When it comes to metal roofing products, can these be painted in the same ways as other roofing materials?

At Mid Michigan Metal Sales, we offer an extensive range of metal roofing panels, metal shingles, metal siding and various other products to clients around the great state of Michigan. We’re here to tell you that yes, metal roofing products can be painted – as long as you’ve ensured the roof is suitable for painting, and have procured the proper paint. Here are some basics to ensure you’ve gone over if you’re looking into painting any metal roof.

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How Long Does a Metal Roof Last?

How Long Does a Metal Roof Last

Lifespan considerations are naturally important for a variety of structural areas on our homes or buildings, and the roof is no exception here. Those looking for the most durable, longest-lasting roofs on the market tend to look to the realm of metal roofing first – precisely how long can you expect a metal roof to last, and which key factors influence this expected lifespan?

At Mid Michigan Metal Sales, we’re proud to offer a wide range of metal roofing panels, shingles, siding products and more to clients around Michigan, ensuring they have a fantastic roof that stands the test of time. Here are some basics on the typical averages for metal roof lifespan, plus the important variables that tend to impact this lifespan and how you can go about maximizing it for your metal roof.

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