Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are metal roofs noisy?

A: No, the stone coated steel design deadens the sound of the rain and even hail unlike a non-stone coated metal roof.

Q: Is a metal roof dangerous in weather with lightning?

A: No, metal roofing is both an electrical conductor, and a noncombustible material.

Q: Can I walk on my metal roof?

A: Absolutely, metal roofs are made of 26-gauge steel and designed to withstand the weight of people walking on them.

Q: How do metal roofs withstand an earthquake?

A: Very well. A metal roof usually weighs half as much as a typical composition shingle roof.

Q: Is a metal roof hotter in the summer and colder in the winter?

A: No. Many customers report a reduction in energy costs during summer and winter months. Also, a metal roof can be installed over an existing roof, which creates even more insulation from temperature extremes.

Q: Is a metal roofing system more expensive?

A: A metal roof offers more value for your money. With a minimum 50 year life expectancy, you would have to purchase and install 2-1/2 shingle roofs for the cost of one metal roof. Like most products you buy, "you get what you pay for." A metal roof offers more for your money. It is no bargain to put two roofs on your house because the first one was "cheaper" and subsequently failed. A metal roof can last a lifetime. They are also quite durable because the aluminum-zinc alloy coated steel enhances the superior weathering and corrosion resistance of each roofing panel.

Q: Is water run-off from a metal roof potable?

A: Yes, the water run-off from our products meets the World Health Organization Standards testing. However, rainwater is variable across regions; atmospheric conditions should be considered in actual use. Water collected during the first or second rain fall after extended dry periods can be contaminated by dirt accumulation.

Q: Is a metal roof only for commercial buildings?

A: No, our product profiles and attractive ceramic stone granules do not resemble the standing seam roofs of the commercial industry; they add value and curb appeal to any roofing installation.