Frequently Asked Questions
In an uninsulated building, yes it can be. Consider your attic insulation, the roof deck, the old shingles (which serve as an underlay) and the 1 inch air space that we've now created using 1x3 strapping. The noise caused by rain will be no louder than it was on the old asphalt roof.
The metal panel will also sit on a foam strip (which closes the ribs on the edge) of your roof as well as a ventilating foam will be installed on the ridge cap to close off the gaps between the ribs. These foams also dampen noise.
Yes you can! Every product we use is durable. The thinner products we us (the 29 gauge panel) is installed with a strapping spacing of 16 inches instead of 20 inches. This creates additional rigidity.
All products used have a galvalume coating over the steel base, high quality colour systems and clear coats to keep the panel protected for decades. Our supplier will guarantee the colour without fading or rusting for 40 years.
All of our products (by the square foot) are much lighter that asphalt. Since steel will keep itself clear of snow it’s technically a much lighter roof.
Asphalt can require re-roofing every 12 to 20 years, with the average age of roofing replaced being only 17 years.
According to the national association of Homebuilders Research Center, 20 billion pounds of asphalt shingles are dumped into landfills every year. When compared, the recyclable contend of metal roofing panels is far superior to asphalt. When leaving the shingles in place you will do your part in helping our environment.
A metal roof is a premium roof system which will add value to your home. Initially, a metal roof may cost more than an asphalt roof but considering the lifespan of a metal roof vs asphalt, it will indeed save you money over time.
With home heating cost ever climbing, you may be surprised to know that metal roofs are excellent insulators. 83% of the sun's rays deflect off the surface of metal roofing, making your attic a lot cooler as well as your home.