Metal Roofing Alliance member Fabral Metal Roof and Wall Systems was recently selected to participate in a special project for a home built inside the massive Mall of America. The “Good & Green Showhouse” highlighted home products, building materials, trends and ideas that have a low impact on the environment but are high on style.
The Good & Green Showhouse, built into the rotunda at the Minnesota mall, exemplifies green living that is simple and attainable. The 3,000-square-foot Craftsman style home featuring Fabral metal roofing was on display throughout the holiday season, where an estimated 5 million visitors were able to interact with the new products and ideas.
“Metal roofing was the perfect choice for this project,” said Tom Black, Executive Director of the Metal Roofing Alliance. “Investment grade metal roofs often outlast the home they’re on, require no maintenance and are 100% recyclable at the end of their useful life. As an added bonus for re-roofing projects, eco-friendly metal roofing can often be applied over the original roof, saving removal and disposal costs and reducing landfill waste.”
Metal roofing is also on the leading edge of technology with a wide variety of finishes, designs and colors that provide greater energy savings compared to most other non-metal roofing products on the market today. Metal roofs resist cracking, shrinking and eroding and stand up to hail, snow loads, high winds and wildfires.
In addition, several of Fabral’s standard colors are Energy Star certified. Many Fabral metal roofing systems include a lifetime warranty, which provides homeowners with peace of mind, knowing their house will remain beautiful and protected for years to come.
“Everyone at Fabral is thrilled to have been chosen to participate in this impressive project,” said Scott Bacon, Director of Sales and Marketing, Fabral. “We’re always happy to educate consumers about the many benefits of metal roofing, and how it can help to limit our impact on the environment. Metal roofing is a true ‘green’ product that is both economically responsible and beautiful in design.”
About Metal Roofing Alliance
The Metal Roofing Alliance is a not-for-profit organization formed to educate contractors and consumers on the many benefits of metal roofing. Following a decade of market-building activities, the MRA is credited with leading the metal roofing industry to double digit growth. Recently-released figures indicate residential metal roofing now enjoys an overall market share of 11% in the re-roofing segment, thanks in large part to the consistent efforts of the Metal Roofing Alliance. Visit www.metalroofing.com to learn more about investment grade metal roofing.
About Fabral Metal Roof and Wall Systems
Fabral, based in Lancaster, Penn., is the premier supplier of metal roofing and wall panels for post frame, residential, agricultural, architectural, industrial and commercial applications. Fabral provides nationwide coverage with multiple manufacturing locations across the US. Founded in 1967, Fabral is part of the Euramax family of companies. (www.fabral.com)