Metal Roofing Frequently Asked Questions
1.) Why should I consider a metal roof? Metal roofing is one of the most practical roofing materials on the market today and is Sustainable Green Building. It offers a long-life alternative to problem-plagued roofing materials such as asphalt, clay, wood and slate.
2.) 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 question, people think of an old barn roof where the metal is visible to the interior of the structure. From a residential perspective, metal roofing is usually installed over 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.
3.) Do I need to remove my existing roofing material? One of the benefits of metal roofing is that it is lightweight, which allows it to be installed over existing roofing material. However, the answer to this question ultimately depends upon your local building code requirements and the condition of your current roof’s substructure.
4.) Isn’t metal roofing expensive? Metal roofing offers homeowners a long-life solution. It is an investment in your home’s future. Over the life of your home, metal roofing is probably the most economical material, because it will be the last roof you EVER need to install. Traditional roofing materials have a very limited life expectancy before one is faced with the expense of another re-roof project. One of the basic concepts of Sustainable Green Building is creating less building waste.
5.) How long can I expect the metal roof to last before it needs to be replaced? A Metal Roof will be the LAST roofing system you buy for your home. PERIOD! Our products are backed by a Lifetime Non-Prorated Warranty.
6.) 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. Further, research by the Florida Solar Energy Center showed that metal experienced a 34% less heat gain than asphalt shingles. Results indicate that metal roofing offers a similar effect of R-11 insulation on top of the roof during sunny day conditions.
7.) Won’t metal rust or its paint finish fade? All of our products are manufactured from galvanized steel, which is the coating system that protects steel from corrosion and rust. In addition, the products are painted with a high performance Kynar paint finish that is guaranteed against fading and chalking.
8.) Will hail damage a metal roof? Metal is a preferred roofing material in hail prone areas. Hail causes extensive damage to roofs because it can break, split and cause tear-off of traditional roofing materials. However, hail will not penetrate a metal roof. In the most severe case, the various styles and finishes available in metal roofing can help camouflage potential cosmetic damage.
9.) Can I walk on the metal roof after it is installed? Yes, but like with any roof, care should always be taken.
What our customers are saying
Select Metal Roofing guided us through all the possible metal roofing options and helped us pick "out last" roof! Boy did we get an education, our house is older and not quite level we did not know that there are systems designed just for our older style of roof! Your crew did great job Thank you
To the Select team... WOW!!! Our roof is AWESOME!! After 2 years with my new roof, I can honestly say its the best investment I've made on my home. It completely changed the entire look of my home, so many people stop to compliment me and ask questions. Thank you to the sales staff, very knowledgeable, answered all the simple questions. A BIG thanks to Scott and the boys, so polite and respectful, they updating us on the progress at the end of each day. Amazing job, It was a real pleasure having them around. We no longer worry about or roof and I still look forward to pulling in the driveway at the end of the work day.
Right from the sales team to the installers Very Professional, efficient, Great workmanship and the clean up after was really appreciated!! We had 3 other quotes, the pricing was fair, the warranty is the best we could find. We would recommend Select Metal Roofing to anyone. One of the best companies we have worked with. Thank you to all the staff.....we (and our neighbours) just LOVE our new roof!!
Just an e-mail to let you know that Geraldine and I are so happy with the Installation and the product of roofing you recommended , the colour and the low profile being a bungalow really compliments the board and batton siding .This winter was to be a test considering the amount of snow and how cold it got and it was better than we expected . I was also glad that we got the ice guards placed all around the house instead of just the front of the house and over the doorways . Our main concern was what would happen with the weight and the build up of ice and snow or whether it would damage the eavestrough .The Guard held the ice and snow buildup all year , there where no issues at all .This spring when it started to thaw the snow just gradually melted . What also impresses me Colum is when we have rain the water it is distributed evenly because of the profile and ribs separating each panel . We have had family and friends also comment when it drips from the roof onto the eaves how nice it sounds , It may sound silly but we look forward to when we have a really good thunderstorm as it is not noisy at all , more a patter which is very pleasant and soothing to the ear . I could go on , and on Colum , but just in closing , if you have any customers wishing to drop by for a look please feel free to give Geraldine and I our phone number . P.S . Please thank Stan and the crew for me I cannot say enough about them , they are true Professional Tradesmen , On time , Courteous and Hard Workers , when they left each night they always cleaned up , with some of the left over roofing Stan fitted it over the bay window at the back of the house and it looks fabulous . Geraldine was so happy with the finished look we would go out at night and admire it We will recommend Select Metal Roofing to anyone thinking of an alternative to roof shingles . Sincerely Patrick
Dear Select Meal Roofing, With the guys being finished now, I want to compliment the whole crew on their workmanship and notice to details. I am so impressed with the finished look on the house; the quality is just a bonus. The ladies across the street, Kathy Mel who enjoyed the singing as well as seeing the quality work, want you to quote on a new roof for their home. Thanks for all your efforts start to finish...AMAZING JOB!
We want to thank you so much for the excellent work on our roof. It looks amazing! Many people have been remarking on how wonderful it looks. Stan & his team were so efficient, clean & polite !! They did the whole roof in 1 day -- and part of the day was rainy. They were totally soaked by the end of the day! They work so quickly and well together. We were very impressed with them. They went above & beyond our expectations. We've been recommending your company to all our neighbours & friends. We left the sign on our lawn because everyone is asking about the roof. Thanks a million !