Frequently asked questions
ADCO Metals - Roofing FAQs
If your metal roof starts to leak it normally means a screw needs replacement or the flashings need attention.
This is a myth! A metal roof has no greater chance of being struck by lightning more than any other type of roof. Actually, a metal roof retracts the lightning which can help your home from catching fire when struck.
A metal roof can help your attic stay cooler. It reflects the majority of the sun’s rays, so it doesn’t retain as much heat as wood, asphalt shingles, tiles or cement. This can help you significantly reduce your energy bills.
Yes, you can replace the screws on your metal roof. Choose from mechanical galvanized or stainless steel options in 1-1/2”, 2” or 2-1/2” sizes when looking to replace screws that have failed. SP point drills easily and oversized 5/8” EPDM washer seals tightly. Fasten aluminum panels effortlessly using the SS screw. All colors available to match to your roof color.
No, contrary to popular belief, when installed over solid decking a metal roof is not noisy when it rains. In fact, according to one study, a metal roof’s noise levels are about the same as other products like asphalt shingles, wood shakes, or clay tiles. The idea that metal roofing is noisy most likely comes from installations over open framing. An open framed installation does increase the noise a metal roof creates.
A metal roof does not burn and support combustion. It also protects it from wind during hurricanes, because it outperforms all other roofing products. Hail will not penetrate a metal roof during a hail storm. It also protects against water damage to the structure.
Yes, some insurance companies are adding discounts to your homeowners. Call and check with your homeowners company and see if they do. Many insurance companies are seeing how durable a metal roof protects your home against hail and wind damage, because of the quality and durability of a metal roof.
Yes, a metal roof can be installed over your old roof. This saves money and time on removing your current roof and adds more insulation to help with energy cost.
Regular roofing material has a shorter life span than a metal roof and will need to be replaced more often. Over time with the expense of changing an ordinary roof a metal roof will last far longer and add value to your home. It will also save you money in the overtime.
No. Some manufacturers may use cheap paint with no primer, which causes early fading, rusting and chalking to your metal roof.
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