Q&A – Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

  • High strength / Low weight
  • Save considerably on your utilities since metal reflects
  • Metal will not absorb or be damaged by water
  • Metal is non-combustible
  • Metal will shed ice and water in the winter
  • Wide variety of colors and panel styles
  • Enjoy no-nonsense warranties
  • Over 30 years of exceptional durability

What about noise?

Usually metal roofing is installed over plywood, shingles or felt on an existing roof, therefore the sound generated by rain or hail would be similar to other roofing materials. The myth of a noisy tin roof comes from barns that were built with steel roofing installed on open framing without insulation.

Can metal be installed over my existing shingles?

Yes. In most cases the shingles can remain on the roof. Roofing felt, Ice and water shield or wooden strips are common buffers between the metal and asphalt. Shingles act as an extra layer of insulation between the roof deck and metal.

Will my home or business become more energy efficient with a new metal roof?

Yes. Metal reflects a large percentage of the sun’s radiant heat opposed to absorbing heat as do traditional shingles. Light colors such as Polar Whtie, Lightstone, and Sahara Tan qualify as an energy star product meaning significant savings on utilities and a governmental tax rebate.