Questions people have about metal roofing

Metal roofing in Charlotte, NCMetal roofing Q&A

How long does metal roofing last?

With proper maintenance, it can last thirty to fifty years, or about as long as you’re likely to own your house.

What effect will a metal roof have on heating and air conditioning?

In the summer, it should lower your AC bills by reflecting heat better than most forms of roofing. In the winter, it won’t make much difference if your roof is properly insulated.

I want the durability of a metal roof, but it doesn’t go with the architectural style of my house. What should I do?

Metal roofing doesn’t always look like metal roofing. It can be made to look like asphalt shingles, cedar shakes or ceramic tile.

Is a metal roof more likely to be hit by lightning?

Metal roofing conducts electricity, but isn’t attracted to it, so a metal roof is no more likely to be hit by lightning than any other sort of roof. If it does get hit, the lightning is either dispersed safely or conducted into the ground by way of the lightning rod. Either way, you don’t have to worry about it.

How much noise does a metal roof make during bad weather?

Many people worry that a metal roof might be noisy. Not everyone likes the sound of rain on an old tin roof, especially if they’re trying to watch the news. Fortunately, metal roofing set flush against a wooden deck makes very little noise — especially with proper installation, a layer of insulation and the right texture.

Is it safe to walk on a metal roof?

Whenever you walk on any kind of roof, there is a certain amount of risk that you’ll fall off. As for the risk of damaging the roofing, that depends on the roof. Ask your roof installer.

Get metal roofing from Charlotte’s best contractors

The exact price of the roof depends on the metal and type of roofing. The least expensive metals for roofing are steel and aluminum. Galvanized steel can withstand wind and hail better, but aluminum is lighter and more rust-resistant. Copper is the most durable, but it’s also one of the two most expensive metals, the other being zinc. Ask your roofing contractor for a price list.

Advanced Roofing and Exteriors are Charlotte’s best roofing contractors, and they offer a 30 to 50 year warranty on their metal roofs. They have won the Angies List Super Service Award twice. This family-owned company is also an Owens Corning preferred contractor and a member of the Home Builders Association of Charlotte. These licensed general contractors will give you a free estimate, plan their timeline for work to suit your schedule and provide the materials themselves. If you are interested in a metal roof for a building in Charlotte or Concord, NC, call today.