Warranty/ Guarantee: 20-35-year color and substrate warranties on complete metal roofing packages.
Shingle: While metal roofs do cost roughly twice as much as asphalt shingle roofs, they last about 3 times longer which makes them a great investment and allows you to save money long term.
Tile: Tile roofs come in at a similar price point to Metal roofs. It is much more likely that you will encounter broken tiles during the life of you roof that need to be replaced. The panels on a metal roof are much less prone to damage, which saves you money over time.
No, metal roofs are no more likely to get struck during a lightning storm than a shingle or tile roof. However, if a metal roof is struck, it can disperse the energy safely throughout the structure.
Not likely, as metal roofs are specially designed with a metallic coating comprised of aluminum and zinc hot dipped over carbon steel, pure aluminum, zinc or copper, to prevent rust from forming. Also keep in mind that the color of your roof is covered under warranty, so if there is any discoloration, it can be fixed quickly at little to no cost for you.
Not at all. This is a common misconception. When someone thinks of a metal roof, they think of a barn with no insulation or underlayment. A modern metal roof is commonly installed over a plywood deck, a 30-pound felt underlayment and a fire barrier roofing membrane. These all work together to ensure that your metal roof is not only safe, but quiet.
A metal roof can withstand decades of abuse from extreme weather like high winds, heavy rain, hail, and prolonged sun exposure. Metal roofing has a 120-mph wind rating, meaning it can withstand wind gusts up to 120 miles per hour – equal to an F2 tornado. Renee Ramsey, Executive Director of the Metal Roof Alliance says, “All over the world, metal roofing has been battle-tested by Mother Nature. For homeowners who are increasingly concerned about extreme weather and storms, that makes the durability, long-lasting protection and reliability of metal roofing very appealing.”
Not only is metal roofing great for your home, it’s great for the environment. The recycled content a metal roof is far superior to asphalt shingles, helping you to do your part to help save the environment.
You’ll be surprised to learn that a metal roof is, on average, 50% lighter than an asphalt shingle roof, and 75% lighter than concrete tile. The combination of a light weight yet long-lasting product is here at last.