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roofResidential Metal Roofing by Flagship


Our Experience
Over the years Flagship has custom installed several high-end metal roofing systems at fine residences in southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Working with the architect or a discerning home owner, Flagship can bring the aesthetic vision of a one-of-a-kind custom metal roofing system to reality.


Flagship has a full-service sheet metal fabrication shop and years of experiencing custom fabricating and installing residential metal roofing systems. We have worked successfully with all major metal materials and roofing systems.


If you are seeking a competitive bid on a planned, specified residential metal roofing project, please email us or call us. If you need help designing a residential metal roofing system and specifying it for quality and cost-effectiveness, we will be glad to lend you our expertise and years of experience for a fraction of the fee an architect would charge you.




Metal Roofing Is a High-end Residential Roofing Solution
Metal roofing is relatively expensive and not for everyone, yet according to the National Roofing Contractors Association, the popularity of metal roofing products has greatly increased over the past decade. Homeowners are attracted to its design and performance benefits.


Metal roofing is valued by discerning homeowners and residential architects for its numerous custom design options.  Its plentiful colors and realistic textures are perfect for many different custom designs, offering everything from a commercial contemporary look to a realistic rustic or Victorian look—from standing seam sheets to imitation slate, wood shakes or Spanish tile.


Metal roofing products are made primarily from aluminum and steel. Other materials such as copper, and zinc alloys are also used.  Each has different properties that affect durability, price, and appearance.


Sheet Metal Roofing

Roofing manufacturers or onsite or offsite custom fabricators form flat sheet metal panels into metal roofing panels and metal roofing system components. Sometimes manufacturers also apply a durable colored finish. Given the large panel size, this roofing works best on large, unbroken roof areas.


26-gauge coated steel, which weighs roughly one pound per square foot is the typical material used for sheet metal roofing. Other materials include painted aluminum, solid copper, zinc alloys, and coated stainless steel.


  • Standing-seam Metal Roofing joins two panels together with a self-sealing, raised seam.
  • Batten Seam Metal Roofing” covers each seam with cover cap. Matching metal components are made for hips, edges, ridges and connections.


Metal Shingle Roofing

Metal shingles are manufactured to resemble wood shakes, Spanish and mission tile, slate, or Victorian metal tiles. Most are made from painted or coated steel or aluminum that has been pressed or formed into realistic shapes. From the ground, or curbside, these shingles can not be distinguished from the real thing.


Metal Roofing Advantages

  • Long life – A residential metal roofing system properly installed will come with a manufacturer’s warranty of 20 to 50 fifty years. An asphalt shingle roofs life span is 15 to 25 years.
  • Durability – Metal is quite resistant to fire with a Class A fire rating, mildew, insects, and rot. It survives high winds and seals out water and snow. It is low maintenance.
  • Low Weight – At 50 to 150 pounds per 10 foot by 10 foot roofing square metal roofing is relatively light. Metal roofs can be installed on roofs with a pitch as low 3-in-12. (three inches of elevation for every horizontal foot.
  • Lots of Custom Design Potential – Metal roofing products come in many colors, textures, sizes and shapes.


Metal Roofing Disadvantages

  • Cost - Regular asphalt shingle roofing can cost $50-$100 per square (100 square feet). By comparison metal roofing costs $150 to $600 per square (100 square feet). This higher cost is offset by metal roofing’s longer life cycle.
  • Scratches and Dents – While metal roofing is low maintenance, care must be taken with roof traffic that can cause scratches and dents on some roofs.
  • Occasional Noise – During a rain storm, metal roofing can be noisy. To avoid a noise problem care must be taken specifying and installing sound-deadening insulation and solid plywood sheathing.
  • Metal roofing is slippery when wet.
  • Repair and Modification can be challenge. Matching older weathered metal to new metal can be difficult. Large metal panels are more difficult to replace than individual asphalt shingles.
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