Here are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions about Metal Roofing.
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Is a metal roof noisier in bad weather as compared to other roofing materials?
A: When applied to residential structures and secured properly with standard underlayments, a metal roof will be no louder than other roofing materials.
Q: Does a metal roof attract lightning?
A: If anything, a metal roof is safer than typical roofing materials (shakes/shingles) when it comes to lightening. Not only does it disburse the lightening if struck, it also does not catch fire.
Q: Is it necessary to remove my existing roof?
A: Since metal roofing is lightweight and strong, in most cases metal roofing can be installed over existing roofing materials. Commonly, metal roofs are installed over shingled roofs. In the end this saves the homeowner labor costs for removal and disposal of the old roof. In some instances, this depends on the condition of the roof structure and area building codes.
Q: What does the term "gauge" mean in metal roofing?
A: The gauge in metal roofing applies to the thickness of the metal. In this type of measurement, the the lower the number the thicker the steel. (24, 26, and 29 are listed from thickest to thinnest.). In addition, 29 gauge is the thinnest steel recommended for residential roofing.