Metal Roofing Q&A

Q: What are the advantages of a metal roof vs a shingled roof?

Metal roofing is likely a better long term investment. Metal lasts longer, is more durable, and doesn’t warp/crack, loose granules, etc. Metal roofing has withstood winds up to 200 mph where shingles have failed. Metal roofing is also recyclable and more energy efficient.

Q: Are metal roofs noisy?

Most people associate a steel roof with the loud sound of standing in an open rafter animal barn or machine shed when it rains. When a metal roof is installed over a residential home with plywood, insulation, and drywall; the rain noise is no more than a shingle roof.

What is the cost of metal roofing compared to shingles?

Metal roofing does have a higher initial cost, but the cost/benefit ratio over the life of a metal roof is superior. Depending on the metal roof you choose, this can be 30-70% more.

Q: How is metal roofing ordered?

A member of our team will come do a detailed measure of your roof. This allows us to order the steel to the exact lengths needed so that most panels have painted edges.

Q: Does metal roofing weigh more or less than shingles?

Steel roofing typically weighs about half as much as shingles.

Q: Is there required maintenance for a metal roof?

A properly installed steel roof is maintenance free other than the removal of tree and leaf debris from valleys. The great benefit of a steel roof is that ice dams typically are not ever an issue to worry about. So you can put away your snow rake.

Q: How well do metal roofs stand up to the weather elements?

Properly installed steel roofing always withstands all Mother Nature throws at it better than a shingled roof. As previously mentioned, the snow will slide off so no more ice dams. Unlike shingles, metal roofing does not eventually absorb water, which leads to the cracking & rotting of shingles.

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