Used Metal Roofing

Used Metal Roofing

Every type of roofing material offers many levels of quality. Initially, metal roofing may cost more than some levels of other roofing types. However, the life cycle costs of metal roofing are substantially lower than other forms of roofing. The decision to use metal is usually based upon the fact that the homeowner doesn’t want to or can’t afford to replace their conventional roof every 8-12 years. Metal roofing will provide many years of low maintenance service. On a functional life basis, metal roofing generally costs 1/3 less than composition roofing materials and is approximately ¼ to ½ the cost of tile, shake or slate roofs.

Used Metal Roofing

Q. What is the Metal Construction Association Certified Metal Roofing Panel Program and why is it important? A. The Metal Construction Association (MCA) is North America’s leading trade association for metal roofing as well as other exterior metal building products. MCA membership consists of the leading metal roofing manufacturers as well as their coating and metal suppliers. MCA developed the industry’s only Metal Roofing Certification program several years ago as a way for property owners as well as designers, builders, and architects to delineate the difference between quality metal roofs and inferior products. The association had, for several years, noted the influx of “secondary” or “rejected” metal and panels into the market. These products typically have inferior coatings and/or base metals which threaten their long term protection. The products that are Premium Certified by MCA undergo close scrutiny and auditing to ensure they are made of only quality materials that meet the established MCA standards. Our company is one of just five manufacturers currently meeting the requirements of this stringent program and able to sell products as MCA Premium Certified. This allows our customers freedom from worries of receiving sub standard product. Additionally, as part of the MCA program, each roof panel we produce is labeled so that it can be tracked back to a raw material run and supplier. We strongly encourage consumers to purchase only products that carry the important MCA certification.

Used Metal Roofing

Metal roofs are available in a wide variety of colors and profiles providing numerous design options. Metal roofs from Discount Metal come in long lasting colors with no-nonsense warranties. Metal roofs provide over 40 years of exceptional durability. Metal roofing is noncombustible. Metal Roofing is hail resistant. Metal roofing, if properly installed, will not absorb or be damaged by water. Metal roofing will shed ice and water in the winter. Most steel products are made with recycled steel and contain at least 25 percent recycled material

Used Metal Roofing

Each type of roofing material offers a wide range in levels of quality. Initially, metal roofing may cost slightly more than some other roofing types but the life cycle costs of metal roofing are substantially lower and the length of product life is double and often triple the life span of some traditional materials. The decision to use metal is usually based upon the fact that the homeowner doesn’t want to or can’t afford to replace their conventional roof every 8 to 12 years. Our metal roofing can provide you with many, many years of low maintenance service.

Used Metal Roofing

Q. How does a metal roof compare in cost with other roofing materials? A. A Classic Metal Roof is an investment in your home which provides an immediate and ongoing increase in home value. While it has a higher upfront cost, homeowners who plan to remain in their home through at least one more re-roofing cycle (usually 12 – 17 years), will see a significant financial benefit from a Classic roof that will not have to be replaced during that time or even long after. A Classic Metal Roof will also save you money on ever-increasing home energy bills as well as costly and messy re-roofing with temporary roofing products.
Used Metal Roofing

Used Metal Roofing

Q. How much longer will a Classic Metal Roof last in comparison to common roofing like asphalt or wood shingles? A. With temporary roofing products, your roof starts to deteriorate the moment it is installed. According to the asphalt roofing industry, the average lifespan of traditional shingles is 12-17 years! Heavily pro-rated or limited warranties on these products bring little or no value to property owners. Wood shingles also deteriorate quickly. Classic Metal Roofing Systems carry meaningful long-term warranties on both the base metal and their high-quality coatings. Feel free to call us and discuss the details of our warranty – we believe it is solidly the best in the industry!

Used Metal Roofing

Q. Will a metal roof affect cell phone reception inside of my home? A. Chances are that you currently use your cell phone in metal roofed buildings on a regular basis. Think of the restaurants where you eat, the stores in which you shop, your bank, your church, etc. Many of those buildings have metal roofs or metal decks beneath flat roofs. Over the years and tens of thousands of roofs, we have had no more than five people tell us that their metal roof did seem to affect their cell phone reception. If you currently have very, very weak or spotty cell phone reception inside of your home, a metal roof may be the “straw that breaks the camel’s back.” Adding a cell phone signal booster in your house would have been helpful before the metal roof and certainly would be helpful after your metal roof is installed. However, if you have fair to excellent cell phone reception now, the metal roof should not have any noticeable effect.

Used Metal Roofing

Metal roofing can consist of a high percentage of recycled material and is 100% recyclable. It does not get as hot as asphalt, a common roofing material, and it reflects heat away from the building underneath in summertime. On a larger scale, its use reduces the heat island effect of cities when compared to asphalt. Coupled with its better insulating abilities, metal roofs can offer not only a 40% reduction in energy costs in the summer, but also up to a 15% reduction in the energy costs in the winter according to a 2008 Study by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. This finding is based on the use of a strapping system of four inches between the plywood and “cool-color” metal on top, which provides an air gap between the plywood roof and the metal. Cool-color metals are light, reflective colors, like white. The study went on to say that re-sealing and insulating air ducts in the attic will save even more money.

Metal tile sheets can also be employed. These are usually painted or stone-coated steel. Stone coated steel roofing panels are made from zinc/aluminium-coated steel with an acrylic gel coating. The stones are usually a natural product with a colored ceramic coating. Stainless steel is another option. It is usually roll-formed into standing seam profiles for roofing; however, individual shingles are also available. Other metals used for roofing are lead, tin and aluminium and copper.

The word “metal” covers a lot of ground when it comes to metal roofing materials. Steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, and zinc alloys are all materials used for metal roofing. Each has different properties that affect durability, price, and appearance.

Usually, metal roofing is installed over plywood and felt or an existing roof. Therefore, the sound generated by rain or hail would be similar to other roofing materials. The myth of a noisy steel roof comes from barns that were built with steel roofing installed on open framing and with no insulation.

Kynar 500 and Hylar 5000 – are trade names for polyvinylidene (PVDF) paint finishes that provide very strong longevity and durability including fade and chalk resistance that leads the coatings industry. Kynar 500 is produced by Arkema Chemicals, and Hylar 5000 is produced by Solvay Solexis. Stone Coated – is metal roofing made from zinc or aluminum coated steel that is then coated with the same granules as composition shingles. It is attractive but faces similar problems of streaking, granule loss, and organic growth as traditional composition shingles. Siliconized Polyester – is a solvent-based system with polyester resin. Silicone additives are used to increase resin stability and coating flexibility. Standard polyester finishes are commonly used on agricultural metal roofs where price is of greater concern than performance. Super Polyester – is siliconized polyester with fade resistant pigmentation. The pigments enhance the performance of traditional polyesters, but the coatings are still prone to chalking as the resin breaks down over time. Plastisol – is a coating traditionally used in the siding industry. It is composed of PVC particles embedded in a plasticizer that provides some flexibility and durability. It is not recommended as a roofing application in the United States.

Copper is used for roofing because it offers corrosion resistance, durability, long life, low maintenance, radio frequency shielding, lightning protection, and sustainability benefits. Copper roofs are often one of the most architecturally distinguishable features of prominent buildings, including churches, government buildings, and universities. Today, copper is used in not only in roofing systems, but also for flashings and copings, rain gutters and downspouts, domes, spires, vaults, and various other architectural design elements. At the Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies in Pomona, California, copper was chosen for the roofing on regenerative principles: if the building were to be dismantled the copper could be reused because of its high value in recycling and its variety of potential uses. A vented copper roof assembly at Oak Ridge National Laboratories (U.S.) substantially reduced heat gain compared with stone-coated steel shingle (SR246E90) or asphalt shingle (SR093E89), resulting in lower energy costs.