Frequently Asked Questions

Why should we install metal roofing?

Metal roofing comes in a wide variety of energy efficient colored coatings that resist the growth of mold, mildew and fungus. Metal roofing, when properly applied, can withstand very high wind speeds. Metal roofing lasts longer than traditional asphalt shingle roofing, conserves energy and is virtually maintenance free.

Can metal roofing be installed over my existing shingle roofing?

In most cases, yes, due to the lighter weight. This also eliminates the costly problem of tearing off and disposing of old shingles. Remember to refer to local building codes before you begin installation.

How is metal roofing attached to my home?

Metal roofing panels are attached to any structure by using color matched hardware. We stock screws in various types and lengths to accommodate whatever your roofing project requires. All screws seal to the roofing panels with a rubber washer to prevent leaks.

Should insulation be added under metal roofing?

We stock various types of insulation that can be used under metal roofing. Using a radiant barrier with a properly ventilated home saves you money for years to come.

If I want to install my own roof, what are the tools I need?

Some tools that you might require include: screw gun, cordless drill, metal cutting snips and tape measure.

Is metal roofing noisy when it rains?

A metal roof will be no noisier than what you hear when it rains now. When properly installed over underlayment and plywood, assuming you have drywall ceiling and attic insulation, you hardly hear it rain.

Are metal roofs more costly?

Metal roofing costs slightly more than a twenty year asphalt/fiberglass shingle roof, but will far outlast conventional shingle roofing. When compared to some of the current architectural and dimensional shingles, metal roofing is very competitively priced.

Will hail damage a metal roof?

Metal roofing is the preferred roofing choice in hail-prone areas. Hail causes conventional roofing materials to break, split and cause tear-off damage. Hail will not penetrate a metal roof.

Are there any special storage and handling procedures to follow with metal roofing?

Yes. When material is received, bundled panels should be inspected for moisture. If there is moisture, the panels should be separated and dried. Reasonable care should be taken when handling painted surfaces during installation in order to protect the finish. Although the painted finish is tough and provides impact resistance, dragging panels across the surface of one another will almost certainly mar the finish. Protective heavy duty gloves should be worn when handling metal panels and trim accessories. Use extreme caution when walking, sitting, standing or kneeling on metal roofing to avoid falls. Metal roofing panels may have a light coating of oil on them to help aid in the manufacturing process and protect from moisture prior to installation. Metal roofing panels can be extremely slippery when wet.