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Frequently Asked Questions

Despite the seemingly endless list of benefits of metal roofs over traditional asphalt shingles, metal roofs still aren’t widely used, so it’s natural to have questions! Please read through the answers to the questions we frequently hear from our Tennessee area customers, or give us a call at today (615) 649-5002 to learn more!

Why should I choose a metal roof over other roofing materials?

Today’s metal roofing systems are built to last. Our pre-painted metal roofing is much stronger and more durable than traditional asphalt shingle roofing as well as virtually maintenance free. Homeowners who invest in metal roofing can further decrease their roof’s life cycle cost by:
  • Reducing energy bills by reflecting heat in the summer.
  • Reducing insurance prices and chances of structural damage due to severe weather such as hail, high winds, and fires.
  • Lastly, metal roofs are 100% recyclable at the end of a long, useful life making them very environmentally friendly versus asphalt shingles. This reduces the burden on our local landfills.

Will a metal roof improve resale value of home?

Yes

A metal roof on a home can improve that home’s resale value by 1 to 6 percent when compared with an asphalt-shingled home. Additionally, you’ll recoup an average of 85.9 percent of your costs on a metal roof.

Unlike shingled roofs that will depreciate your homes value, your metal roof will maintain your investment and give you a strong ROI(return on investment).

Can I save money with my homeowner’s insurance?

Yes.

Older roofs are susceptible to leaking, shingle loss, etc.  That’s why having a newly installed metal roof can help save on insurance premiums. Insurance companies look favorably on metal roofing because research has shown that homes with metal roofs receive less damage from storms and house fires, which means the company is much less likely to have to pay an insurance claim.

Durable and fire resistant, metal roofs are usually the most appealing to your insurance company.

Is the warranty transferable?

Yes.

Having a metal roof installed on your home can be a very comforting feeling knowing that if and when you may decide to sell your home, you will be able to offer a transferable roof warranty to your new buyer.

Are there any energy savings with a metal roof?

Yes.

Asphalt shingles absorb a lot of heat, and that heat doesn’t stop at the roofline; it streams into the structure and increases the indoor temperature by 20 to 25 degrees [source: Florida Solar Energy Center]. Metal roofs, on the other hand, reflect the sun’s heat away from a building, leading to energy savings of about 50 percent, and they can be about 100 degrees cooler on the surface than traditional asphalt roofs [source: MRCA]. A shingle roof also weakens and curls over time, making it less of a full-proof barrier for the effects of rain, wind and other environmental forces, and necessitating roof maintenance and earlier replacement. A metal roof doesn’t take in all of the heat, it is very resistant to the elements when installed correctly, and it lasts much longer, needing little if any maintenance.

Our metal roofs all receive the coveted Energy Star rating.

Will my new metal roof rust or fade?

No.

Galvalume coated steel roofing panels are protected by layers of metallic and polymer coatings. Industry studies have repeatedly shown them to outperform the corrosion resistance of other coated metals. The corrosion resistance of our steel roofing is so exceptional, even our unpainted roof panels carry a 25 year limited warranty. We also use the same corrosion resistant steel with our 40-year paint system, providing you the highest level of corrosion protection you can get in the industry.

How will my new metal roof hold up to high winds?

Metal roofing products are extremely wind resistant and can withstand years of abuse from high winds. Wind warranties can be as high as 140 MPH on many styles of metal roofing.

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