What are the advantages of having metal roofing as opposed to shingles?
Metal roofing is longer lasting, durable and more weather-resistant (and there is no warping, cracking and peeling). Metal is a much better overall investment: there are numerous colours and panels to choose from; it does not burn, rot, warp, split, or crack; and is impervious to termites and pests.
Are metal roofs noisy?
The noise generated by a metal roof that is properly installed over a flat deck and insulation is no greater than that of a shingle system.
Will a metal roof fit in with the look in residential areas?
There are colours available that blend in with existing shingle colours. The local building codes and neighborhood bylaws should be addressed when considering metal roofing.
What is the life expectancy of a metal roof?
A quality metal roof that is properly installed should last the lifetime of the owner. In fact, because metal withstands so many elements, metal roofing is known for its attractive life cycle.
How well do metal roofs withstand the elements?
Properly installed metal roofing will withstand inclement weather (high winds, hail, snow and rain) better than any other roofing material. Metal easily sheds snow and ice and does not absorb water, which can lead to cracking and rotting in the freeze-thaw cycling in other materials. In testing, metal 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 does not burn, rot, warp, split, or crack and is impervious to termites and pests.
Do metal panels attract lightning?
The probability 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 the height and size of the structure and it’s surroundings, rather than its construction materials.
What does metal roofing weigh compared to other roofing materials?
Steel roofing weighs from .7 to 1.3 lbs. per square foot depending upon the gauge and configuration. Shingles average 2 to 2.5 lbs. per square foot. Clay tile weighs approximately 10 lbs. per square foot.
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