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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Panic can set in when roof leaks are causing immediate damage. When a bucket isn’t enough, every minute counts.   Detail Roofing Technicians are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week for emergency roof leaks. Trucks are stocked with the all the necessary supplies to make repairs in any condition. Our fleet size allows us to get to customers faster.

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