• Low Life Cycle Cost & Durability: High-quality, pr-epainted metal roofs afford an attractive life cycle cost in addition to many other advantages. They will not crack, shrink, or erode, making them a long lasting alternative to many conventional roofing materials.
  • Weight: When compared to some heavy weight alternatives, prepainted metal affords a very light-weight roof.Installation Over Existing Roofs - Prepainted metal can usually be installed over existing roofs. Disposal of old conven- tional materials can be difficult and costly. The use of pre- painted metal can often solve this problem.

  • Fire Resistance: Consider the fact that metal doesn’t burn! Non-combustibility should offer protection from external hazards such as wind-blown sparks or lightning when properly grounded.

  • Wind Resistance: Properly installed prepainted metal roofs should not need periodic repair or replacement due to wind damage or storms.

  • Water Absorption: Properly installed prepainted metal roofs do not absorb water or moisture. Water can damage most other roofing materials by rotting, cracking, or during a freeze-thaw cycle.

  • Snow & Ice Shedding: Pre-painted metal readily sheds snow and ice, a distinct advantage in high snow areas.

  • Sound Deadening: Rain noise on a metal roof is not a factor when installed over an insulated roof.

  • Energy Efficient: Consider the radiant heat reflectance of light from shiny coatings, commonly reducing air conditioning costs by 20 to 30 percent.

There are several misconceptions that persist today about metal roofs. Here are some of the most common myths of metal.

“When it rains, metal roofs are noisy.”

This is one of the most common misconceptions of residential metal roofing. This likely stems from a common experience with the sound that rain makes on old barns and worn buildings. The difference between a barn and residential roof is a solid roof deck. This deck combined with underlayment dampens noise, resulting in a residential metal roof that is no more or less noisy than any other type of roof. 

“You can’t walk on a metal roof.”

Metal roofing is very durable. You can safely walk on a metal roof without causing damage to the panel. Having a solid roof deck provides panel extra stability to hold a person’s weight.

“Metal roofs rust.”

Metal roofs have come a long way. Metal Sales roofing features a protective Galvalume® or galvanized coating over the base metal and employ high-quality color systems that carry industry-leading warranties. The advanced alloys in these protective coatings ensure that your metal roof will remain impervious to corrosion for decades to come. 

“Metal roofs get struck by lightning.”

Lightning strikes the highest point in an area, regardless of the material of the impact point. Metal roofs have the same chance of being struck as asphalt shingle, slate, wood or any other type of roof material. 

“Metal roofs are hot.”

All roofs get hot. However, metal roofs come in a variety of ‘cool’ colors that reflect solar heat. Metal also releases solar heat quicker than asphalt shingles, actually reducing the heat load on a home. According to the Heat Island Group of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, reflective metal roofs reduce the need for cooling buildings during hot summer months by up to 40%, saving energy and money.

“Metal roofs are heavy.”

Surprisingly, metal roofing is generally 50% lighter than an asphalt roof and 75% lighter than concrete tile, fiber cement shakes and slate.