Metal Roof Advantages
Prefinished metal roofing is offered in a broad palette of attractive colors with long-life coatings that do not support the growth of moss, mildew or fungus. Metal panels are lightweight, yet strong enough to withstand severe weather,and snow easily slides off the roof. Finally, metal roofing lasts longer, conserves energy, and requires virtually no maintenance.Free Estimate
Frequently Asked Questions
Can metal roofing panels be installed directly over my old, worn out shingles?
Since metal panels weigh only 1/3 as much as shingles, you can often attach metal panels without removing your existing shingle roof. This eliminates the cost and problem of disposing of the old shingles. The best way to do this is to attach 1” x 4” or 2” x 4” firring strips at 24” o/c parallel to the eaves and ridge.
How are metal roofing panels attached?
Community Builders will use stainless steel screws— color matched to the color of your roof. Screw fasteners are preferred over nails for superior pullout resistance and weather tightness. Screw fasteners are designed to go into the flat part of the panel. Fasteners are typically spaced 24″ o/c.
Can insulation be installed under the metal roofing panels?
Yes. Among the types of insulation that can be used is 3/4″ insulation
Is metal roofing noisy when it rains?
No more noisier than the soothing patter that you hear now. The metal roof panels are usually installed over the existing roof and plywood on the outside, with a layer of sound-deadening insulation and your drywall ceiling on the inside. These materials help deaden the sound.
How long will a metal roof last?
This could very well by the last roof you will ever put on your home, barn, shed or hobby shop—with an indefinite life expectancy and a finish warranty of 40 years. Corrosion resistant substrates and long-life finishes ensure long-term performance, minimal maintenance and life-cycle cost savings.