So you thinking about contracting a company to install a metal roof and you want to make sure your do all the research on your investment. At Nortek Exteriors, we have heard all the myths and answered a number of questions on the subject. We have compiled our own top 6 questions about metal roofing. Hopefully this will help on your quest to find the best roofing product for your residential home or commercial business.
1. Will a Metal Roof Attract Lightning?
A metal roof will 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. Since metal roofing isn't
combustible or flammable, it's a low risk and desirable roofing option where severe weather is concerned, especially for lightning.
2. What about Noise?
A common misconception is that a metal roof will be noisier than other types of roofing. When installed with solid sheathing, a metal roof on your home will actually silence noise from rain, hail and bad weather, many times much better than other roofing materials.
3. Will my Metal Roof Rust?
Today's metal roofing systems are built to last. Steel metal roofing has a "metallic coating" made of either zinc or a combination of zinc and aluminum. This metallic coating prevents rust from forming and is bonded to the steel at
the factory. Paint is then applied over the metallic coating to provide the long-lasting color homeowners desire
4. How about Dents?
In most cases, a metal roof can withstand decades of abuse from extreme weather like hail, high winds, and heavy snow. Today's systems also have a 150-mph wind rating (equal to an F2 tornado), meaning your metal roof is also safe from wind gusts that can accompany hail storms.
5. Is it Durable?
Many people think you can't (or shouldn't) walk on a metal roof, but the truth is that you can safely walk any metal roof without damaging it. Before you walk your roof, however, we recommend you talk to your installed or roof
manufacturer first. They will have the details on how to walk the particular roof you have, based on the style you chose and your roof pitch.
6. What is the Cost of a Metal Roof?
The two most important factors in calculating cost are the style of roofing and the shape and pitch of your home's roof. One of our estimators can come to your home, inspect your current roof and then give you a quote.