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Metal Roofing: Frequently Asked Questions


Metal roofing is known for its energy efficiency and its aesthetically pleasing modern looks. If you are considering metal roofing, you may have some questions about the material used and its practicality for your home.

Are there lighting risks associated with metal roofing?
No – metal roofing does not create nor attract lighting and there are no further risks to your home with metal compared to other roofing materials.

How does metal roofing stand up to hail?
With all the hail that has fallen in Colorado recently, this question is becoming increasingly relevant. Luckily, metal roofing can stand up to hail fairly well and doesn’t lose impact resistance with age. Additionally, in the event of a severe storm, dented metal roofing Englewood residents experience is easily repaired.

Can skylights be installed with metal roofing?
Yes – however, it must be curb-mounted so it can be properly flashed – it can’t be flash-mounted. If you have an existing skylight older than 10 years old, it’s a good idea to consider replacing it. Replacing a skylight in a metal roof is a lot more labor intensive once the roof has already been constructed.

How long will my metal roof last?
The average non-metal roof has the life expectancy of around 17 years. A material such as asphalt tiles require re-roofing every 10 to 20 years. A metal roofing system can last up to two or three times longer than these roofing materials.

Will metal roofing make a lot of noise when it rains?
Metal roofing in Denver is actually surprisingly quieter than, say, an asphalt shingle roof. When installed with solid sheathing, it will actually silence rain and hail better than most other materials.

Contact The Roof Dr. to find out if metal roofing is right for your home!