In many states, this product’s Class 4 Resistance Rating makes it possible to get a discount on homeowner’s insurance! Be sure to contact your insurance agent to learn more.
Is Rain Noise Greater On A Metal Roof?
The stone coating on DECRA shingles, tiles, and shakes is designed to dampen and disrupt sound reverberation. The intricate texture of the roofing granules provides a sound-absorbing cushion! This makes it peaceful and quiet during a rainstorm.
Do Metal Roofs Attract Lightning?
No, research has shown that a metal roof is no more likely to attract a lightning strike than any other type of material. Metal is a non-combustible material and with a Class A fire rating, metal roofing is a better alternative to other traditional roofing materials for areas with a high rate of lightning strikes. The nature of metal also helps lightning to spread and travel in an easier path to the ground, preventing hot points.
Will A Metal Roof Rust?
When steel is combined with other metals like zinc or aluminum, the result is a metal alloy that won’t rust. To further protect the roof, DECRA adds a second coating consisting of aluminum, zinc, and silicon, providing a barrier against corrosion. This creates a roofing material that has the strength of steel and the rust resistance of aluminum.
How Heavy Is DECRA Roofing?
DECRA roofing averages between 1.4 and 1.6 pounds per square foot. This is much less than asphalt shingles, clay tiles, and concrete tiles. In fact, metal roofing materials are some of the lightest available on the market!