The roofing system you install plays a critical role in the health and wellness of your home. It protects against external damage that can wreak havoc on the structure and prevents foundational issues. Metal roofing systems have been around for many years and have offered residential property owners the chance to protect their home with a superior product that looks luxurious. Because a new roof is an investment, we've decided to tackle the most common questions about metal roofs.
Why Should I Choose a Metal Roofing System?
Regarding the installation of your roofing system, homeowners should choose something that is durable and long-lasting. Metal has characteristics that are weather resistant, good conductors of energy, and can hold up against fires. With weathertight properties, it can hold its own against severe rain, wind, or hail. Being a good conductor of energy makes it more efficient at heating and cooling your home reducing the overall consumption of energy. Finding materials that fall under the Class A fire protection rating is challenging, but metal is non-combustible and can hold up under intense conditions. All of which lends itself to the fact that metal roofs can last 35-40 years.
Are Metal Roofs Noisy?
There are many building materials available that offer homeowners solid protection toward external elements. The roof is the first line of defense against structural damages created by water, wind, heat, sunlight, and the cold. Initially, roofs were put in place to protect against rain. Over the centuries they took on many shapes and utilized numerous products all in the name of water control. It is a superior product choice and uses plywood as a base for insulation. While it's appropriate to associate rain and your roofing system, using metal will not contribute to any form of additional noise associated with rain or hail hitting the material.
Will a Metal Roof Withstand Extreme Weather?
Homeowners who live in climates that experience heavy winds and rain need to concern themselves with finding the best roofing application that will withstand harsh elements like hurricanes. We've touched on this topic in the previous question, but we want to expand the concept a little further. Metal roofing can hold up against strong winds some systems can even withstand wind speeds up to 150 mph. What really adds to performance is the system used during the installation. If you want unparalleled protection against hurricanes, invest in the StealthBond® system that carries the Miami-Dade Notice of Acceptance.
“We put the adhesive through 3,000 hours of cycling between hot and cold temperatures to simulate weathering over a 50-year period,” said Jim Horton, Product Development Manager and Inventor of the StealthBond® System. “It met the requirement of durability from 20-degrees below zero to 220-degrees Fahrenheit, but we wanted to see what it could do and kept testing. Tests validated that the adhesive continues to perform in temperature as low as 70 below zero to as high as 350 degrees above.”
Will a Metal Roof Look Attractive?
Changes and improvements to your home are investment opportunities and should be considered with care. Whether you are redesigning your property or simply installing a new roof, there are ways to make metal work for you. Technology has made many improvements to the way metal sheeting is formed. Today, they can be developed to look similar to asphalt shingles and come in a variety of colors.
Many times homeowners prefer a specific style associated with a metal roofing panel. For example the “ Key West look” is a popular request made by homeowners. The “Key West Look” panel is also known as the “5V crimp panel. By choosing the right color for your metal roof, you can enhance curb appeal and market value. One way to streamline the overall look is through the use of adhesive instead of screw fasteners. Metal Roofing screws can cause unnecessary leaks due to thermal expansion and contraction. Aware of this issue, StealthBond® found a solution with their patented system that uses three components: the StealthConnector®, StealthBond® Adhesive, and StealthBond® Metal Roofing Panels to transform the way your roof look and performs.
Metal Roofing Systems
A metal roof forgoes the need for the traditional application using screws in favor of durable and permanently flexible adhesive. The StealthBond® system gives homeowners performance and beauty not found with other roofing applications. Visit our website to find a StealthBond® dealer.