Frequently Asked Questions About ClickLock Premium Metal Roofing and Steel Roofing
You probably have many questions regarding metal roofs. Investing in a new roof is one of the biggest long-term renovations you’ll make on your home, so here at ClickLock Premium Metal Roofing, we want to make sure you’re completely educated on the benefits of having a steel roof.
1.) Why should I consider a metal roof? Metal roofing is one of the most practical roofing materials on the market today and is Sustainable Green Building. It offers a long-life alternative to problem-plagued roofing materials such as asphalt, clay, wood and slate.
2.) Isn’t a metal roof noisy? This is one of the most common questions, 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 usually installed over 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.
3.) 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 roof’s substructure.
4.) 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 material, because it will be the last roof you EVER need to install. Traditional roofing materials have a very limited life expectancy before one is faced with the expense of another re-roof project. One of the basic concepts of Sustainable Green Building is creating less building waste.
5.) How long can I expect the metal roof to last before it needs to be replaced? A Clicklock Metal Roof will be the LAST roofing system you buy for your home. PERIOD! Our products are backed by a Lifetime Non-Prorated Warranty.
6.) Is a metal roof hot? Metal reflects 70% of the sun’s energy. This minimizes heat retention and as a result, less heat is transferred into the building’s structure. Further, 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.
7.) Won’t metal rust or its paint finish fade? All of Clicklock’s metal roofing products are manufactured from galvanized steel, which is the coating system that protects steel from corrosion and rust. In addition, the products are painted with a high performance Kynar paint finish that is guaranteed against fading and chalking.
8.) 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 most severe case, the various styles and finishes available in metal roofing can help camouflage potential cosmetic damage.
9.) Can I walk on the metal roof after it is installed? Yes, but like with any roof, care should always be taken.
If you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to contact us and we’ll help however we can.