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Cool Metal Roofing Coalition: Resource Site On Metal Roofing
Cool Metal Roofing Coalition site purpose is to educate architects, building owners, specifiers, code and standards officials and other stakeholders about the sustainable, energy related benefits of cool metal roofing.

MRA: Resource Site For Metal Roofing
BC Metal Roofing Alliance trade group site offers an expert-staffed forum, a list of FAQs, and a database of metal-roofing contractors and suppliers, and more.
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JLC: Life Expectancy Of Metal Roofs
Journal of Light Construction describes historic and modern metal roofing materials and discusses their service life.

Alberts Roofing: Tips & Pictures On How To Solder
Alberts Roofing, specializing in slate and copper, shares his soldering secrets in this pictorial essay.

Fine Homebuilding: Installing Flat Seam Copper Roof For Bay Window
Fine Homebuilding article, with pictures, describes how to install a flat-seam copper roof for a bay window.

GBA: Does This Metal Roof Need to Breathe?
Green Building Advisor discusses whether or not a standing-seam metal roof needs to breath.

GBA: Saving Sustainably, Shingling the Roof
Green Building Advisor describes how interlocking aluminum roof shingles should keep out the weather and hold up to a saltwater environment.

IIBEC: Practical Design Of Metal Roofing
International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants online slide show presentation Metal Roofing, Practical Design covers minimum requirements, design resources, low slope metal roofing, design details, and continuously insulated systems. (PDF)

JLC: Attaching Metal Roofing
Journal of Light Construction describes the right fastener for metal roofing, and whether you should fasten through the ribs or in the flat of the panel.

JLC: Installing Metal Roof Over Asphalt
Journal of Light Construction describes best practices for installing a new metal roof over existing asphalt shingles.

JLC: Sealing & Flashing Metal Roofs
Journal of Light Construction explains how proper treatment of edges, terminations, and penetrations is key to a leak-free metal roof. Free site registration may be required.

MRA: Experts Forum On Flashing For Metal Roofing
Metal Roofing Alliance has online Ask The Expert forums that have answers to many questions on the flashing of metal roof systems.

RCI: Design Checklist For Standing Seam Metal Roofing
Roofing Contractors Association article describes common problems with standing seam metal roofing and describes design and installation considerations to eliminate many of these problems. (PDF)
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Builder Magazine: Pros & Cons Of Asphalt Roofing Vs. Metal
Builder Magazine outlines pros and cons of asphalt versus metal roofing to help you evaluate options for your customers.
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