FAQs About Metal Roofing
When the time comes to invest in a new roof, home and business owners want to know that they are purchasing a roofing material that will last for decades to come. With many options available on the market, including clay, asphalt, and slate, why should home and business owners consider installing metal roofing?
How Long Will A DECRA Metal Roof Last?
When properly installed and with proper maintenance, a metal roof from DECRA will last from 40-70 years.
Is Metal An Energy-Efficient Roofing Material?
Metal is one of the most energy-efficient roofing materials on the market. When installed properly, a metal roof can help a homeowner save up to 40% in energy costs.
DECRA roofs are installed with an airspace between the roof deck and the material. This airspace provides an extra insulating space that keeps warm air circulating in the home during the winter without escaping. In the summer, the airspace allows heat to escape through installed ridge vents. This design is just one aspect of the roof that helps to decrease energy use and increase savings.
Can Metal Roofs Withstand Harsh Elements?
DECRA stone-coated metal roofing is engineered to endure in any climate. Whether slate, tile, or shake, this product is backed by an incredible warranty, covering manufacturing defects, issues caused by winds up to 120 mph, and hail penetration up to 2.5 inches in diameter. Freeze-thaw resistant and Class A fire-rated, metal roofing has been put to the test in the harshest of conditions. Designed to protect, designed to endure whatever Mother Nature throws at it.
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!