At Finnell Roofing, LLC, we Specialize in Baked Enamel Roofing:
29 gauge steel.
3 Ft. wide width.
Cut to size lengths.
Fastened by screws.
There are many misconceptions and myths surrounding metal roofing
products. We hope you will enjoy learning from some of the questions
and answers we have provided below for your benefit.
Why should I consider a metal roof?
Metal roofing is one of the most practical roofing materials on
the market today. It offers a long-life alternative to problem-plagued
roofing materials such as asphalt, clay, wood and slate.
What will it look like?
Metal roofing products are available in a wide variety of styles
and colors. Whether you prefer tiles, shingles, shakes or traditional
standing seam, there is a product to satisfy your taste.
Isn't a metal roof noisy?
This is a common question, and probably one of the biggest misconceptions
about metal roofing. When it comes to this question, people think
of an old barn roof where the metal is visible to the interior of
the structure. From a residential perspective, metal roofing is
often installed over a solid substrate. Further, attic space and
insulation serve as additional sound barriers. Research has proven
that metal isn't any noisier than traditional roofing products.
Do I need to remove my existing roofing material?
One of the benefits of metal roofing is that it is lightweight,
which allows it to be installed over existing roofing material.
However, the answer to this question ultimately depends upon your
local building code requirements and the condition of your current
Isn't metal roofing expensive?
Metal roofing offers homeowners a long life solution. It is an
investment in your home's future. Over the life of your home, metal
roofing is probably the most economical roofing material, because
it can be the last roof you need to install. Traditional roofing
materials have a very limited life expectancy before one is faced
with the expense of another reroof project.
How long can I expect the metal roof to last before it needs to
Actual life span can be well beyond 50 years. There are metal roofs
that have been protecting structures for 100 plus years!
Is a metal roof hot?
Metal reflects 70% of the sun's energy. This minimizes the heat
retention and as a result less heat is transferred into the building's
structure. Further, 1985 research by the Florida Solar Energy Center
showed that metal experienced a 34% less heat gain than asphalt
shingles. Results indicate that metal roofing offers a similar effect
of R-11 insulation on top of the roof during sunny day conditions.
Does a metal roof attract lightning?
Lightening is attracted to the highest point, not necessarily metal.
A metal roof has no greater chance of being hit by lightning than
any other type of roof. However, if your roof would be struck by
lightning, a metal roof can help to prevent your home from catching
fire because it can dissipate the electrical charge. More importantly,
it is noncombustible.
Will hail damage a metal roof?
Metal is a preferred roofing material in hail-prone areas. Hail
causes extensive damage to roofs because it can break, split and
cause tear-off of traditional roofing materials. However, hail will
not penetrate a metal roof. In the severest case, the various styles
and finishes available in metal roofing can help camouflage potential