Some Frequently Asked Questions About Metal Roofs
Metal roofs are new to various homeowners and general contractors. Since, they have been introduced, people have started to familiarize with metal roofing, but some people are still sceptical and don’t really know what metal roofs are. At Power Metal Roofing, we are ready to answer all your questions and clear all your doubts regarding metal roofs:
- How long do they last?
Metal roofs are designed to last long. Asphalt shingles are weaker than metal as they wear and tear soon as they get exposed to the outer elements for long. Metal roofs can last up to seventy years, whereas asphalt shingles should be replaced once every 12 years.
- Can you put a metal roof over existing shingles?
Yes, we can. Metal roofs can be easily installed on the top of your existing shingles. Metal roofs are durable, lightweight and robust. That’s why, homeowners can reap all of the benefits of the metal roof. However, you might experience some issue in the future. While it takes less time, money and efforts to place the metal roof over your existing roof, but you would experience added trouble when you need to replace the both roofs. Moreover, if you still choose to install a metal roof on top of shingles, you would need to inspect the area for potential signs of damage, dry rot and more.
- What are metal roofs made out of?
Metal roofs are generally made us of steel or aluminum. At Power Metal Roofing, we use galvanized steel as it is resistance to weather and wear and tear. Our experts can shape it in any size and style so that it can perfectly match the exterior of your home. Several layers of galvanized steel and epoxy coating is applied to make a robust roof. We make sure every product we use ensures longevity and style.
- Will they rust?
Most of the homeowners have a notion that since these roofs are made up of steel, they will start rusting in less time. But in reality, the materials that are used to make metal roofs have a protective coating. That means these roofs perform for years to come without any rust.
- Are they heavy?
No, metal roofs are quite lightweight. They are sturdy in nature and have less weight in comparison to traditional asphalt.
Power Metal Roofing has in-depth knowledge about metal roofing and if you have any more questions, feel free to reach out to us! We’d be more than happy to work with you to install the best metal roof for your home possible.