Metal Roofing - Some Common Questions we get....
How Much do metal roofs cost? - Most metal roofs are not an off-the-shelf roofing material. Plus the installation procedures vary from structure to structure. For instance, a home with a 3/12 pitch is easier for our installers to work on therefore labor costs will be less expensive. A home with no valleys, chimneys, skylights, or dormers will also be less expensive. An important thing to consider is all the benefits. Although a metal roof can be anywhere from 2-4 times more than traditional roofing, you wont have to replace it. Then there is the energy savings, home value, no maintenance too. To get an accurate cost for you, just call!!
Are metal roofs loud? -Our customers keep telling us that their new Interlock Roof is no noisier than their previous asphalt shingle roof.
Does a metal roof attract lightning? - No, a metal roof will not make lightning more likely to strike, but it may make a lightning strike less dangerous if it occurs. A conductive metal roof gives lightning a low-resistance path to the earth.
Are metal roofs hot? - All Interlock Metal Roofs are coated with the Alunar® Coating System embedded with Teflon™ Surface Protector. The "Cool Roof" ceramic pigment technology in the coating reflects and emits more of the sun's UV rays from entering the attic space. Interlock Metal Roofing Systems are CRRC rated (Cool Roof Rating Council) and Energy Star® rated.
Do metal roofs protect against hail? - All Interlock® Roofs are made from heavy gauge aluminum which has been tested and has surpassed the industry standard measurement for impact resistance:. UL 2218 — Standard for Impact Resistance of Prepared Roof Covering Materials.
Can you walk on a metal roof? - While it is safe to walk on, in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions, the low-maintenance Interlock® Roof almost eliminates that need.
What metal is an Interlock Roof made from? - All Interlock® Roofs are available in heavy gauge aluminum coated with the Alunar Coating System embedded with Teflon™ Surface Protector. In addition, solid copper is also available in all profiles.