FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to remove my existing roof material?

One of the benefits of metal roofing is its light weight, which allows it to be installed over existing roofing materials. We will inspect the roof and depending on conditions may remove existing if it has been determined that it is needed.

Isn't a metal roof noisy?

This is a common question, and probably one of the biggest misconceptions about metal roofing. When it comes to this, people think of an old barn roof where metal is visible to the interior of the structure. On a residence or building, it is often installed over a solid substrate. Further, attic space and insulation serve as additional sound barriers. Research has proven that metal isn't any noisier than traditional roofing products.

Isn't metal roofing expensive?

Metal roofing offers homeowners a lifelong solution. It is an investment in your home's future. Over the life of your home, metal roofing is probably the most economical roofing material because it will be the last roof you'll install. Traditional roofing materials have a limited life expectancy before one is faced with the expense of another roofing project.

Is a metal roof hot?

Metal reflects 70% of the sun's energy. This minimizes heat retention, and as a result, less heat is transferred into the building's structure. Additionally, research done in 1985 by the Florida Solar Energy center showed that metal experiences 34% less heat gain than asphalt shingles. Results also indicated that metal roofing offers an effect similar to R-11 insulation on top of the roof during sunny conditions.