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Robson Residence, Rockingham, N.C.

When the 20-year-old shingle roof on Jerry and Janice Robson’s ranch home began to leak and decompose, they decided to upgrade from the conventional look of shingles.

“When we saw Met-Tile on the Internet, we knew that was the look we wanted,” Jerry said.

Robson installed the Met-Tile roof with the help of a friend who had some previous roofing experience. They applied 1,900 square feet (177 m2) of Spanish Red Met-Tile panels directly over the existing shingles, adding an extra layer of protection and insulation to the home, helping to control heating costs in the winter.

The Met-Tile cool roof is helping the Robson’s conserve energy and save on utility bills while improving their home’s appearance.

“It’s pretty hot here in the summer, and we were running the air conditioning more or less nonstop, with the thermostat set at 73 degrees [23 C],” Jerry noted. “Since installing the Met-Tile roof, we saw an immediate difference in indoor comfort. Now we can set the thermostat at 76 or 78 degrees [24 or 26 C], and it’s very comfortable indoors.”

“We are really pleased with the way Met- Tile looks and performs,” Jerry added. “Many people have stopped by to compliment us on our new roof.”

Metal roof panels: Met-Tile Inc., Ontario, Calif.