Does My Roof Have Hail Damage?

Did you know that Texas has more hail storms than any other state in the US? Texas has an average of 667 hail events yearly. It’s true — according to insurance company reports, there are more hail damage insurance claims paid in the Lone Star State annually than anywhere else in the country. As a… Read more

Types of Sheet Metal

Many construction projects require sheet metal as a primary building component. It’s great for roofing, siding, and plenty of other applications. When you are planning your project, you will want to see what kinds of sheet metal are available for sourcing. At Alpine Sheet Metal Systems, we fabricate all of the most common metals, including… Read more

Aluminum Metal Roofing FAQs

At Alpine Sheet Metal Systems, we have noticed that there are several common questions that people ask about aluminum roofing. Some of the most common questions that people have include: Does aluminum metal roofing provide more long-term value when compared to shingles? Every roof is different, but it is entirely possible that a metal roof… Read more

How Long Does a Metal Roof Last?

Metal is one of the longest-lasting building materials around. Metal roofs are a great building choice if you want a material that is strong, is durable, and when well maintained, will easily last the lifetime of a home or commercial building (if not longer). There are many types of metal roofing materials, and each has… Read more

How to Maintain a Metal Roof

Metal roofs are not only a beautiful component of a home or business, but they are also sturdy and can stand up to the elements. A metal roof reflects UV rays, reducing the need for (and cost of) air-conditioning. And who does not love the sound of rain falling on a metal roof? Metal roofs… Read more

Metal Roofing Pros and Cons

Are you considering metal roofing for an upcoming roof replacement? Or perhaps you’re weighing roofing options for a building under construction? Regardless of the type of roofing project you’re planning, it’s important to have at least a basic understanding of the benefits and drawbacks of different roofing materials. With that understanding, you can then make… Read more

What Is Roll Forming?

Metal roll forming is a high production process of forming shaped metal parts from coiled strips or sheet metal stock by feeding the materials through a roll forming mill. Roll forming equipment bends metal at room temperature using several sets of fixed rollers. The rollers guide the metal while making the required bends. Consecutive sets… Read more

Is It OK to Put a Metal Roof Over Shingles?

Want to upgrade your shingled roof to a metal one? Are you hesitant about making the switch because metal roofing is considerably more expensive than shingles? If so, you should know that a portion of that extra expense is tied to metal roofing’s installation process. Completely tearing off a shingled roof to install a brand-new… Read more

Metal vs. Vinyl Siding

Every building needs an outward aesthetic. You can go with bricks, wood panels, siding, or any number of other choices. While each of these options dramatically impacts how the building looks from the outside, they also perform a function. They protect the rest of the building. If you think new siding might be the right… Read more

Benefits of Metal Roofing

Whether you’re planning a commercial or residential roofing project, metal is among the best materials for the job. Its remarkable longevity and durability can add value to any building, and perhaps more importantly, metal roofing offers excellent protection against wind, water, fire, and other potential environmental impacts. Whether it’s time for a roof replacement or… Read more