Metal roofing has grown in popularity, which has probably led you to think about a metal roof for your home. Metal roofing panels offer more durability than shingle roofing and require minimal maintenance. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about metal roofing that we have heard and we hope the answers clarify things so you can make the right decision for your home.
Why should I go for metal roofing?
As metal roofing is available in many colors and styles, it can easily match your home. As well, a metal roof is non-combustible, sheds water, snow, and ice efficiently, and resists wind, hail, and lightning effectively, so it’s incredibly durable. A professionally installed metal roof is designed to last a lifetime!
What is the cost of a metal roof?
There are less expensive options than metal roofing, but because of its durability, and limited maintenance requirements, the investment in your roof is likely to outlast your residency in your home. The cost of a metal roof is based on a few factors, like the size of your roof surface, the pitch angle, the number of additional features on the roof, the type of metal chosen, and the roofing design you prefer.
How long should my metal roof last?
With durable paint or protective coating on it, your metal roof should last a lifetime.
Is metal roofing environmentally friendly?
Yes! Metal acts as a reflective surface for solar radiation much better than other available roofing materials. This alone will help to keep the home cooler during the summer, lowering your energy bills.
Is it possible to walk on metal roofing panels?
Yes, you can certainly walk on metal roofing. A metal roof is extremely strong and is capable of taking on foot traffic better than a shingle roof. If you need to walk on your metal roof, please do so safely and wear slip-resistant shoes.
How do I find metal roofing manufacturers?
Check your neighborhood for metal roofing. You are sure to find several homes in your area that have made the switch to a metal roof. Ask the homeowners and do your research online to find the right metal roofing manufacturers and installers.