FAQ

How cost efficient is a metal roof?

Metal roofing is able to withstand wind, hail, and other elements of nature much better than a standard shingle roof, allowing you to avoid costly roofing repairs over time. These roofs can also last up to 50 years!

You may also be able to save through your home insurance as well by installing a rated metal roof.

Is my roof energy efficient?

Absolutely. A properly installed metal roof can save you up to 25% in energy costs compared to a shingle roof. As you can see with this graphic from Metal Roofing Alliance, metal can keep you comfortable year round!

Can metal roofing be installed over shingles?

Yes. Metal roofing can be installed over an existing shingle roof, however we do recommend placing an underlayment between the metal and shingles. Corrosion can occur if an underlayment is not used and this will void your warranty. A barrier of Permafelt or 1×4 slats can be placed under the metal to maintain the warranty.

How do I prevent snow, rain, and insects from entering from the roof?

Closures are used to prevent moisture from entering your home. One would use solid closures on areas where no ventilation is required (i.e.: transition or certain ridges). Vented closures are used in areas where one would like a heat exchange to occur (i.e.: vented ridge).

For valleys and hips, we carry a product called Emseal that will conform to fill the ridges and flats of a panel.