WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES TO HAVING A METAL ROOF AS OPPOSED TO SHINGLES? Metal roofing is a much better overall investment - durable and more weather resistant (no warping, peeling, or cracking) and it does not burn and is impervious to termites and pests. In testing, metal roof systems have withstood winds up to 200 m.p.h. and have historically survived hurricanes and wind storms when other materials have failed. In addition, metal roofing is energy efficient and recyclable.
AREN’T METAL ROOFS NOISY? The noise generated by a metal roof that is properly installed over a roof deck and insulation is no greater than that of a shingle system. It can also be quieter with a purlin system installed over existing shingles.
WHAT IS THE LIFE EXPECTANCY OF A METAL ROOF? A quality metal roof that is properly installed could last the lifetime of the owner. In fact, because metal withstands so many elements, metal is known for its extensive life cycle.
HOW WELL DO METAL ROOFING SYSTEMS STAND UP TO THE ELEMENTS? Properly installed metal roofing will withstand inclement weather (high winds, snow, and rain) better than any other roofing material. Metal easily sheds snow, ice and does not absorb water which can lead to cracking and rotting in the freeze thaw cycling in other materials.
WHAT ABOUT LIGHTNING? With proper installation, the probabilities of a strike to a metal roofed structure are no more or less than any other kind of structure, as these probabilities have to do with height and size of the structure and its surroundings, rather than its construction materials.
HOW MUCH MAINTENANCE IS REQUIRED? A properly installed metal roofing system is virtually maintenance free over the life of the roof.
WHAT DOES METAL ROOFING WEIGH COMPARED TO OTHER MATERIALS? Steel roofing can weigh half as much as shingles (shingles average 2 to 2.5 lbs per sq. ft.)
WHAT IS THE COST OF METAL ROOFING COMPARED TO SHINGLES? Although the initial cost of metal roof systems may be higher than shingles, the cost/benefit ratio over the life of the roof is far superior.
MAINTENANCE A properly installed metal roofing system is virtually maintenance free over the life of the roof.
APPLICATION Metal roofing can be installed over the existing roofing material, bringing significant savings in the time and labor in addition to eliminating the problem of disposal.
DURABILITY Metal roofing is a much better overall investment - it is longer lasting, durable and more weather resistant (no warping, cracking, or peeling) and it does not burn and is impervious to termites and pests.
WEATHER RESISTANT Properly installed metal roofing systems will withstand inclement weather (high winds, hail, snow, and rain) better than any other roofing material. Metal roofing is just as lightning resistant as other roofing materials.
NON-COMBUSTIBLE Metal roofing systems carry fire ratings that can reduce the homeowner’s overall insurance rate due to fire-resistance of metal.
LIFE EXPECTANCY A quality metal roof that is properly installed could last the lifetime of the owner. In fact, because metal withstands so many elements, metal roofing is known for its extensive life cycle.
AESTHETICS Metal roofing is beautiful as well as durable and is available in many different colors to fit diverse architectural requirements and tastes.
ENVIRONMENTALLY ACCEPTABLE Metal roofing reflects and absorbs heat more efficiently than competing materials translating to lower cooling costs. It also sheds snow and water for extended life.
LOWER LIFETIME COST Although the initial cost of metal roof systems may be higher than shingles, the cost/benefits ratio over the life of the roof is superior to that of a shingle system and far superior to shake, slate or tiles.
NOTE:This information is to be used as a general guideline. Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more information and specific parameters regarding your roof.