Below are some of the most common questions and answers we encounter related to Metal Roofing. If you have any questions not answered here please feel free to contact us!
Does Metal Roofing Rust?
Answer: 'Edge Rust', or rust that occurs at the edge of the panel where it was cut, can occur over time but it does not migrate onto the field of the panel, nor does it affect the integrity of the roof.
How do I cut Metal Roofing Panels?
Answer: Always cut Metal Roofing Panels with a 'scissor-effect' method instead of a high-powered saw. The heat from the saw blade will cause extreme edge rust, and can also cause hot metal filings to land onto the field of the panel. These filings can cause premature coating failure which would not be covered by the warranty.
How long do Metal Roofs last?
Answer: If properly cared for, a quality Metal roof can last for a century or even longer! Even older metal roofs that are showing signs of rust can often be sanded and painted instead of being altogether replaced.
Do Metal Roofs attract Lighting?
Answer: No, Metal Roofing does not attract lighting more than any other roofing type.
Does Metal Roofing reflect Sunlight and Heat?
Answer: Yes! Metal roofing reflects much of the hot summer sun whereas asphalt shingles will absorb more of it. Metal roofing can help save on your energy bills over a typical asphalt shingle roof.
Can my Metal Roof be Recycled?
Answer: Yes, Metal Roofing can be recycled and is considered to be one of the most environmentally friendly roofing options available. Each year, TONS of old roofing shingles are dumped in a landfill...left for our future generations to deal with. Just one more reason why a Metal Roofing system is the best all-around choice.
So how much more is a Metal Roof going to cost?
Answer: It depends on the house or building and type of Metal Panels selected, but Metal Roofing from Georgia Metals delivers QUALITY Metal Roofing which is competitively priced compared to most shingle systems. The up-front cost of a Metal Roof will likely be more than Shingles, but when you consider the long-term cost of having to replace the shingle roof sooner (perhaps even more than once!), then Metal is less expensive. Not to mention that Metal will likely add greater resale value to your home or building than a shingle roof will.