Top Common Roofing Questions Answered

Laurence Rissler

Laurence Rissler

Laurence Rissler has spent his entire career in the building, roofing and contracting industry. He is owner of Rissler All-Weather Roofing & Repairs. When not high on a roof, he enjoys serving God, being a husband, and is the father of 5 children.

METAL ROOF HANDLE WIND, RAIN, FIRE, LIGHTNING, AND HAIL?

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If you’re concerned that your metal roof won’t stand against the weather and elements, you can relax. Metal roofing can handle winds up to 150 miles per hour! Metal roofs are also leakproof, which means they can withstand heavy rain. This is in stark contrast to other roofing materials! Metal roofs are non-combustible and easily more resistant to flames than shingle or asphalt roofing. There’s nothing about metal roofing that makes it more attractive to lightning, especially if you remember that lightning always hits the highest object in an area. The low weight of a metal roof helps avoid the risk of a cave-in. Cave-ins can occur when water or fire damage causes the roof to collapse. With less weight, there’s a much lower risk. We see hail in Florida sometimes, and this is probably the greatest weakness of the metal roof. Because the straight-seam metal roof is made of flat panels, they are susceptible to dents and finish damage. Fortunately, you can cap over the hail-damaged shingles when necessary.

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DIFFERENT TYPES OF METAL ROOFS?

For the purposes of this question, we are going to break down the types of metal roofing based on the roofing materials.

METAL ROOF COLORS?

The good news is that metal roofs come in a whole rainbow of colors! The “bad” news is that this may make

CAN A METAL ROOF BE REPAINTED?

There are times when building owners become interested in repainting their current metal roofs. This may be to freshen up the building

SKYLIGHTS ON METAL ROOFING?

Normal types of protrusions through the roof such as skylights and chimneys do not pose a problem for metal roofs. They need

METAL ROOFING FIRE RESISTANT?

When it comes to fire ratings and metal roofing, the higher melting point of copper and steel leads to a naturally higher

IS METAL ROOFING ENERGY EFFICIENT?

Thanks to its inherent reflective properties, a metal roof can prevent unwanted solar heat gain, helping keep your home naturally cool and

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