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Metal Roof FAQs

1. Is Metal roofing noisy?
2. Can you walk on a Metal roof?
3. Is a Metal roof hotter?
4. Why are Metal roofs safer in an earthquake?
5. Why is wind resistance so important?
6. How long will a Metal roof last?
7. How well do metal roofing systems stand up to the elements?
8. Will the look of a metal roof fit into my neighborhood?
9. What are the advantages to having a metal roof as opposed to shingles?


1.  Is a Metal roof noisy?

No.  Actually, there are many homeowners who say their new roof is actually quieter.  You won't hear any extra pitter patter on a rainy day.

2.  Can you walk on a Metal roof?

Of course.  You won't hurt anything.  They are engineered to take the weight without damage.


3.  Is a Metal roof hotter?

Actually a Metal roof deflects much of the sun�s heat, which a standard roof shingle absorbs.  So you could be a noticeable reduction in your energy bills.  Temperatures in the attic can be up to 15 degrees cooler.


4.  Why are Metal roofs safer in an earthquake?

They are much lighter.  So during a trembler, there is far less load on the structure, reducing the likelihood of damage and personal injury.


5.  Why is wind resistance so important?

Even if you don't live in tornado country, standing up to wind is very important.  Most Metal roofs are made with an interlocking design, without this, high velocity winds could literally raise your roof.


6.  How long will a Metal roof last?

It could easily outlast your home.  50 to 75 years is not an unrealistic estimate.


7.  How well do metal roofing systems stand up to the elements?

Properly installed metal roofing will withstand inclement weather (high winds, hail, snow and rain) better than any other roofing material. Metal easily sheds snow and ice and does not absorb water which can lead to cracking and rotting in the freeze-thaw cycling in other materials. In testing, metal systems have withstood winds up to 200 M.P.H. and have historically survived hurricanes and wind storms when other materials have failed. In addition, metal does not burn, rot, warp, split, or crack and is impervious to termites and pests.

8.  Will the look of a metal roof fit into my neighborhood?

There are colors available that blend in with existing shingle colors. The local building codes and neighborhood bylaws should be addressed when considering metal roofing. Contact your Timberline representative for more information.


9.  What are the advantages to having a metal roof as opposed to shingles?

Metal roofing is longer lasting, durable and more weather-resistant (and there is no warping, cracking and peeling). Metal is a much better overall investment: there are numerous Colors and panels to choose from; it does not burn, rot, warp, split, or crack; and is impervious to termites and pests.


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