Despite its popularity, there are still a lot of questions about metal as a roofing material from lightning strikes to possible repairs. If you are considering getting a metal roof for your home, you should be aware of these so you can make an informed decision.
We strive to answer some of the most frequent asked questions about metal roofing and repair in Sacramento:
Can I put a metal roof over my current one?
Contractors can roof over your current roof with a metal one, but this is only feasible in some cases. Most of the time, it is best to just strip down your old roof before laying on the new metal roofing. To be sure, we can check your roof for you and determine whether it is suitable for a roof over with metal.
How about noise transference? Won’t metal be loud and clanging?
No. The sound barrier for metal roofs is similar if not better than other roofing materials when installed correctly. We use thicker sheathing and create a dry space between your attic and your metal roof to prevent sound transference.
Is it okay to walk on a metal roof?
Metal roofs can bear your weight better than asphalt roofs, but it is never safe to walk on pitched roofs. The smallest misstep can cause you to slip or fall off. You also risk damaging your roof if you walk on it without knowing the spots you should avoid. Footfall damage like dents or lifted caps are common on roofs that are walked on.
How long will a metal roof last?
Generally, metal roofs last as long as the house itself with regular upkeep and roof repair. Metal roofs often carry warranties with coverage of up to 50 years. They are also durable, able to withstand wind and impact damage, noncombustible, and energy-efficient.
Have more questions about metal roofing in Sacramento? How about roof repair? Call us today to talk to one of our expert roofers for more information.