Frequently Asked Questions About Metal Roofing
As the premier metal roofing company in the Charlotte area, we’ve gained a lot of experience and worked with many inquisitive customers. As a courtesy to you, we’ve compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions about metal roofing and provided concise, expert answers.
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How can I inspect my roof without a ladder?
If you want to avoid climbing a ladder to inspect your roof, try using binoculars. They’re a safe and effective alternative! You can also inspect the attic to identify water damage. Look for damp insulation or mold.
Is a metal roof more expensive than a traditional shingle roof?
A metal roof is considered a premium product because of its durability and longevity. Expect to pay less than a slate roof and about twice as much as an asphalt shingle roof. Metal roofing prices are more comparable to tile or cedar shake roofing.
Will a metal roof match the style of my home and neighborhood?
Today’s residential metal roofing is made to look like common roofing material – such as asphalt shingle, cedar shake, clay tile or slate roofing – only stronger and more durable. Click here to see metal roofing’s wide variety of styles, colors and patterns – there’s certain to be a style and finish to match your home and neighborhood.
How much longer does metal roofing last compared to asphalt or wood shingles?
Metal roofs last 30-50 years or more. This is 2 to 3 times longer than the average roof’s 12-20-year lifespan. The life of a metal roof depends largely on the quality of installation.
Is metal roofing noisier than asphalt, cedar shake, tile, or slate?
This is a common misconception from the early days of rustic metal roofs. During rain or hailstorms, today’s metal roofing is no more noisy than other roofing materials, because standard attic insulation absorbs most of the sound from outside.
Is a metal roof too heavy for some homes and smaller structures?
Surprisingly, an average metal roof is 50% lighter than an asphalt shingle roof and 75% lighter than cement shakes, concrete tiles, and slate. The weight of a metal roof is never an issue.
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