Benefits of Metal Roofs

Longevity: Last the longest – 40-70 years.

Low Maintenance: Very resilient to forms of decay such as moss and mildew.

Eco-Friendly: Metal is totally recyclable.

Safety: Resistant to fire and can handle extreme weather.

Energy Efficient: Reduces cooling costs by reflecting heat.

Common Concerns

Will it Rust?

  • The corrosion-resistant alloys in the metal and protect from rusting.

Will the rain be noisy?

  • Metal roof systems are insulated which keeps noise out.

Does outside temperature get absorbed by the metal?

  • No – Sun rays are reflected, keeping it cooler inside. There is less heat loss due to the structure and the roofs insulation.

Is it expensive?

  • A metal roof costs more than typical shingle and flat roofs initially. However, the maintenance costs are a lot lower and the roof lasts much longer. This increases building valuations.

Metal Roofs are long-lasting and are easy to maintain.  However due to the effects of weathering there are certain areas that are important to watch.

The Protective Coating

Rust is always a concern with metal and that is why metal roofs have a protective coating over them.  It’s a seal that prevents rusting.  So it’s very important that the coating remains in top condition.  It can wear down over time, it can get scratched or chipped.

Seams and Connectors

Metal roofs are installed using panels, which means they must be connected together in some way. Ideally the panels are locked together so there are no exposed fasteners or seams.  Some metal roofs are not installed this way and they do have exposed seams and fasteners.  It’s important these be checked regularly for rust and splits or openings.

Safety of Metal Roofs

The big caution with metal roofs is how slippery they can be. It is imperative that anyone who goes on a metal roof be properly trained and often must be harnessed.  If there is any moisture on the roof of any kind it will be slippery.  Even a dry roof is slippery compared to any other roof type.


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Roof leaks happen at all times of day or night.  If there’s water coming into a unit  it is an emergency.  Luckily Detail Roofing has roofing technicians available 24/7.

Is the Roof Leak an Emergency?

If the roof is actively leaking it is an emergency. You should not allow a leak to continue for the following reasons:

  • The water is breaking down the wood fibers and causing rot and decay.
  • This decay leads to mold growth.
  • The mold spores get in the air and cause respiratory problems for the residents.
  • Water continues to spread above the ceiling into ventilation leading to more interior damage.
  • Water come into contact with the electrical wiring and could cause a fire.
  • The source of the leak will get weaker allowing water in at a faster rate. The additional pressure will cause more damage.
  • Carpets, floors, furniture and other contents will be damaged.
  • The building structure will be damaged.

All of these consequences will end up costing more than simply getting the roof leak repaired as soon as possible.

Detail Roofing is available to make repairs day or night, 365 days a year so there is no sense in waiting and allowing damage to continue.

Is the Leak Coming From the Roof?

You know there’s an active leak but aren’t sure if it’s coming from the roof or plumbing pipes.  How can you tell?  Who should you call? Locating a water leak is not an easy task.  The important thing is to not wait.  Even if you’re not sure it’s best to call someone.  The worst that can happen is one contractor comes to the location and identifies that it is not a leak they can deal with and you’ll have to try the other contractor.  At least you’re one step closer to getting it fixed and mitigating the damage.

Chances are it’s a roof leak if:

  • It has rained or snowed recently.
  • Gutters have not been cleaned lately.
  • The ventilation system is not working well.
  • There is noticeable damage to shingles or soffit.
  • There are or were icicles hanging off the roof.
  • There have been major weather events lately. (high winds causing flying debris)


When a call that comes in at night because a roof in a townhouse complex is leaking and water is entering the unit be sure to call Detail Roofing for a quick repair.


Our professionally trained technicians and crews are available 24 hours a day to repair your roof system.

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