Metal Roofing: The Most Google Questions
August 20, 2020 | Filed under: Newsletter Articles
Are you curious about metal roofing? When you need to learn about a new subject, where do you turn?
Do you visit the library, your friends, or Google? Many people turn to Google first with their questions. While Googling is great for getting a quick answer, sometimes you need an authority on the matter.
Classic Metal Roofing has been manufacturing metal roofing for the last 40 years. Our customer service team has a combined 250+ years of industry experience. We want to help you find the best roofing solution, whether that’s with our products or not. We are here to help you with reliable information and answers.
With this in mind, here are several of the most popular questions the internet has about metal roofing and our answers.
Is a metal roof worth it?
To answer this question, you need to think about the total cost of owning your roof. When you buy a roof, you pay for the materials and installation, but you also pay for future maintenance and eventual replacement. While metal roofing costs more to install than asphalt shingles, it won’t require maintenance or replacement as quickly as an asphalt roof will and is much more energy-efficient. If you examine the total cost, a metal roof is more expensive at first but is an investment that pays off in the long-term.
How is metal roofing made?
Our metal shingles start as painted aluminum coils that suppliers ship to our plant in Ohio. We inspect each coil and then send it to a multi-stage stamping press with capacities up to 800 tons! After stamping, we carefully inspect each shingle before packing and sending them to a job site. We create our shingles from 95% recycled aluminum and feature the industry-leading coatings Kynar 500® or Hylar 5000®.
Where can I buy metal roofing?
You can buy metal roofing at building supply stores, but for a personalized experience focused on finding the best roofing solution for you, talk to one of our independent dealers. Our dealers are dedicated to building a local relationship with you, walking you through the process of measuring and analyzing your home, finding the right type and color of roofing, and working with a qualified and professional installer. Connect to your nearest Classic independent dealer today.
Can you put a metal roof over shingles?
Yes, you can install a metal roof over asphalt shingles. Check your local building codes and your roof first, but metal roofing is often installed right over the old roofing, saving you from expensive tear-off costs. Metal roofing is very light, so installing it over old asphalt shingles poses no structural risk. Roofing over existing shingles is also much more environmentally friendly. Most of our roofing jobs involve roofing over existing shingles, saving money for the homeowner, and reducing landfill waste.
Does a metal roof make your house hotter?
No. A metal roof cools your house down. Our high-quality metal roofs have a reflective coating that bounces heat from the sun away from your house. They reduce your energy costs by up to 20% yearly and drop the temperature of your attic. While asphalt shingles make your home hotter, especially in the summer, metal roofing cools things down.
How does a metal roof deal with severe weather?
A metal roof is one of the best roofs money can buy when dealing with high winds, hail, and even hurricanes. A properly installed metal roof can face winds of over 100 mph and remain intact. Hail does far less damage to our metal roofs as well, with most hail causing no damage. As for hurricanes, we’ve had homeowners send us pictures of their roof still attached, and the rest of the house badly damaged. Our roofs are some of the toughest you can buy!
We hope these answers help you learn about metal roofing on your way to finding the perfect roofing solution for your home. Also, check out Metal Roofing 101 for more tips designed to help people new to metal roofing.
Keep Googling your questions, and we will continue to provide great answers based on our long experience manufacturing some of the best metal roofing out there.