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Frequently asked Questions about Metal Roofing

Question - Will  metal roofing attract lightening?

No. Metal Roofing does not attract lightening. If anything it will help disburse lightening. If a roof is struck by lightening, it is much safer than your traditional roofs because it does disburse lightening. In addition, a metal roof will not burn or catch on fire simply because it is metal.

Question - Is metal roofing noisy when it rains?

This is probably the most asked question of a metal roof. The answer is no. When one thinks of metal roofing you often think of an open area where the metal roof is seen or exposed from the interior of the building. (A barn or stables for example). When metal roofing is used in residential or commercial buildings, the attic space and insulation acts as a sound barrier between the living area and the roof. Tests have shown that metal roofing does not create any additional noise than tradition roofing.

Question - Will metal roofing be damaged by hail and excessive winds?

Metal roofs are tough, durable and highly resistant to hail. Metal can withstand hail much better than fiberglass shingles. In tests, the metal roof will not break or crack. In the case of excessive wind, metal has been shown to withstand up to 150 mph winds when installed properly. In addition, in some areas of the country, insurance companies will offer discounted rates for homes with metal roofing.

Question - Can you walk on metal roofing?

Yes, but just like any other roof always take precautions.

Question - Is metal roofing more expensive than traditional roofing?

It is the most sound decision when it comes to replacing or installing a new roof. Some metals can carry a 40 year warranty. In long terms, a metal roof offers the best value for your roofing dollar when it comes to replacing or constructing a roof. Metal roofs, depending, can carry between a 20 and 40 year warranty. You will not get this type of service out of a traditional shingle roof. In the long term outlook, a metal roof can be a more economically sound choice. In some cases it could be the last roof you may have to purchase.

Question - Will the color of metal roofing fade?

Metal roofs are painted with high performance polymers. After extensive exposure for years there may be some change in color. Many years in the future your metal roof may need to be painted which costs much less than replacing a deteriorated shingle roof.

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Question - Will a metal roof rust?

Many metal roofs installed on homes have lasted 80 to 100 years with periodic maintenance. Tests have shown that the layers or coatings - both metallic and polymer - have shown to outperform the corrosion resistance of other coated metals.

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