Nails & Screws
Frequently Asked Metal Roofing Questions
How can a Metal Roof save energy?
Many conventional roofing materials, asphalt shingles, for example,
absorb energy from the sun. Metal, on the other hand, reflects most
of the sun’s rays. At day’s end, metal also cools more quickly. As a
result, the attic space remains cooler, as does the living space
below. Conventional roofing materials tend to absorb and retain
heat, therefore requiring more energy to maintain a cooler living
Can I install a Metal Roof over my existing roof?
Yes. Because of the light weight of metal, it is easily installed over
existing roofing materials, without the disposal problems commonly
associated with re-roofing projects.
Will it make noise when it rains?
Modern metal roofing is often installed directly over plywood
decking and felt or an existing roof. Therefore, any noise generated
by rain will be similar to that created by conventional roofing
materials. Also, as with conventional materials, attic insulation will
provide additional noise reduction.
Will it cost more than conventional roofing?
Although the initial cost of metal is higher, the life-cycle costs are
substantially lower than conventional materials. The decision to
select metal is often based upon the fact that the homeowner either
doesn’t want to or can’t afford to replace their conventional roof
every 10 to 12 years. Metal, on the other hand, will provide years
of low maintenance service life.
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please visit www.energystar.gov
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