COPPER TOP CONCEPTS
COPPER TOP CONCEPTS
Metal Roofing, when done correctly, can outlast all other types of roofs. We only use materials that are specifically designed for use with metal, from the ice & water to the caulk, all to ensure your roof will last a lifetime. In the captured photo you can see quality is our number one priority.
MOST COMMON METAL ROOFING Q & A
How long will a metal roof last?
Climate has a big influence on how long a roof will last and so does the pitch of the roof. An asphalt roof can last, on average, anywhere from 12 to 20 years. Metal Roofs have a lifespan of over 60 years and outlast all other types of roofs.
Q. Can a new metal roof be installed over my existing roof?
Generally, an old roof does not have to be removed; the new metal roof can be installed over top the old one. In some cases, this is not a good idea because there may be damage to the wood under the old roof. We can advise you of what may be best for your individual situation.
Q. Is there any restriction, due to weight, on where a metal roof can be used?
Many people are surprised to learn that metal roofs are lighter than every other type of roof. A metal roof weighs only half the weight of asphalt shingled.
Q. Will a metal roof have any effect on my home insurance?
Yes, insurance companies like metal roofs. They know that statistically homes with metal roofs sustain less damage from fire and weather.
Q. Will a metal roof adversely affect my home’s resale value?
On the contrary, because metal roofs have to be replaced less often and save money on energy and insurance premiums, home buyers look favorably on houses with metal roofs.
Q. Will a metal roof be noisy?
The combination of a solid substrate, attic, and insulation muffle the sound to the point that a metal roof is not any noisier than any other type of roof.
Q. Does a metal roof attract lightning?
A metal roof is no more likely to be struck by lightning than other types of roof.
Additionally metal roofs are noncombustible.
Q. What effect does hail have on a metal roof?
Metal roofs do well in hail-prone areas and sustain less damage than other roofing materials. While other materials can break, or tear-off the worst damage hail can do to a metal roof is cosmetic and is difficult to see unless closely inspected.
Q. How does a metal roof hold up to high winds?
Metal roof suffer less damage by high winds than traditionally shingled roofs. Shingles are prone to damage or to being torn from a roof, a metal roof will hold firm.
Q. How environmentally friendly is a metal roof?
Metal roofs often contain recycled material and can be recycled after their usefulness has ended. They also save money by reducing energy bills due to their ability to reflect and disperse heat and air conditioning. Finally, metal roofing materials, unlike asphalt tiles, do not end up in our landfills.
Q. If none of the other houses in my neighborhood have metal roofs, won’t my house look out of place?
With the large variety of metal roofing choices available, your roof can look like every other roof in the neighborhood, if that is what you want. On the other hand, if you want to make a your neighbors envious and start a trend on your street, you can choose a metal roof that will do that also.