Top 10 Questions About Metal Roofing Answered
1. Is a metal roof damaged by hail?
Metal roofs are very tough and highly resistant to hail damage, much more so than asphalt/fiberglass shingles. In fact many metal roof products have the highest impact resistance and hail rating granted by the insurance commissions in the hail belt regions in the U.S. Some insurance companies even provide a reduced rate for metal roofs. DML USA Metal Roof Systems are classified highest Class 4 as to impact resistance (UL 2218).
2. Can metal roof resist winding damage?
Metal Roofing panels are secured with screw-type fasteners that provide stronger adhesion than nails or glue. They provide resistance to winds up to 240 mph.
3. Is a metal roof safe in a lightning storm?
A metal roof will absolutely not increase the likelihood of lightning striking your home. However, if your home were hit by lightning, your metal roof would disperse the energy safely throughout the structure. Metal Roofing Systems are not combustible or flammable, it’s a low risk and desirable roofing option where severe weather is concerned, especially for lightning.
4. Is a metal roof noisy when it rains?
This may surprise you, but metal roofing is often quieter then an asphalt shingle roof. When installed with solid sheathing, a metal roof on your home will actually silence noise from rain and bad weather, many times much better than other roofing materials.
5. How will a metal roof stand up to extreme weather?
Metal Roof can withstand decades of extreme weather like high winds, heavy snow, hailstorms, and even wildfires.
6. Is metal roofing fire safe?
Metal Roofing is one of the most fire safe roofing systems. It is classified as a noncombustible roofing material with Class A (UL 790) rating the highest rating given.
7. Will a metal roof make my house hot?
According to the Cool Metal Roofing Coalition, installing reflective metal roofing can cut your energy requirements up to 40% in summer cooling energy costs. In addition, metal roofing systems can reduce urban air temperatures by as much as 12 ° F.
9. Does the color fade?
Metal Roofing System paint coatings are designed to resist color fading, chipping, cracking, and premature aging. Your metal roof will look like new even decades after installation!
10. Is a metal roof environmentally responsible?
Not only is metal roofing systems great for your home or business, it’s also great for the environment. Metal Roofing Systems contain as much as 95% recycled materials, far superior to asphalt or composition roofing materials.
According to the National Association of Homebuilders Research Center, 20 billion pounds of asphalt shingles are dumped into U.S. landfills every year. If you loaded those shingles into tractor trailers, then lined them up end-to-end, they would make a line from New York City to Los Angeles, back to New York City again, then on to Chicago. That’s a lot of wasted asphalt. But because a metal roof can often be installed over your current roof, without tearing off what’s already there, metal roofing helps to reduce this excessive shingle waste.
Information provided by metalconstruction.org