Question: Can I walk on the metal roof after it is installed?
Yes, but like with any roof, care should always be taken.
Question: Is a metal roof noisy when it rains?
A study conducted by the Acoustic Group found that the sound from a metal roof was only 6 decibels greater than that of a conventional asphalt roof. With proper underlayment your metal roof will not contribute to additional noise.
Question: How does the cost of metal roofing compare to other roofs?
Although a metal roof system may cost more initially, because of the life cycle of a metal roof it should never need to be replaced and therefore should be less expensive over the life of your home. Common asphalt shingles have a shorter life span and will need to be replaced periodically and thus will probably be more expensive over the life of your roof.
Question:Can a metal roof be damaged by hail?
Metal Shingles are designed with a class 4 impact resistance able to withstand the impact of most hailstorms. All of our metal roofing comes with a hail warranty and are approved by many insurance companies and thus can reduce homeownerâs insurance rates.
Question: Can metal shingles reduce my energy bills?
Yes, almost all metal roofing is energy efficient unlike asphalt, which is not. Some are even Energy Star rated which is reflected in the product line.
Question: How long should I expect my metal roof to last?
A metal roof system should be the last roof system that you ever buy.
Question: Can I install metal shingles over my existing roof?
Yes, in almost all cases due to the light weight of metal. Metal shingles weigh 1/5 of conventional asphalt shingles. You do not need to tear off the old roofing, up to two layers, thus saving you money on labor and disposal. See your local code.
Question: Do I need to run a ground wire to the shingles?
Grounding of metal siding and roofing is not required by most major building code organizations. Some local building codes might require it, so check with the local inspectors before starting the job.
Call us today to learn more about metal roofing. We would be more than happy to answer any additional questions you may have.