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.

When it comes to fire ratings and metal roofing, the higher melting point of copper and steel leads to a naturally higher fire rating. With aluminum, special fire-resistant underlayment must be used for a Class A or Class B rating. But even with a standard underlayment, it’s still a non-combustible roof surface. The lower melting point of aluminum with a standard underlayment can protect against any exterior threats. However, it will still allow an interior fire to burn through and vent. The low weight of metal roofing is an added benefit when it comes to fire resistance. Most roofing materials are much heavier than metal. These materials can pose a significant cave-in threat in the event of an interior fire. In worst cases, when the roof collapses, firefighters can only contain the fire from the outside rather than go inside and extinguish it. A low-weight roof can help prevent collapses. The weight of aluminum roofing is a half-pound per square foot, compared to one pound for steel, three pounds for asphalt shingles, and twenty pounds for tile. There are several key steps you can take for fire safety. Some are dictated by building code, and others are personal preferences. I frequently talk to architects and property owners in their quest for fire safety. I’m here to help, so please feel free to contact me at any time.

Budget Friendly, Low Payment Financing Now Available!

Whether your new roof is the result of a planned project or because of unexpected circumstances, it can represent a significant, but necessary, home investment. A roof helps to keep your home and family protected from the elements. Rissler All-Weather Roofing is happy to offer financing options for our customers.

Why Roof Financing Can Be a Good Idea
It’s easy to forget about your roof, and homeowners often put off repairing or replacing an aging roof until serious warning signs appear. Other times, Mother Nature may wreak havoc with your shingles or send a wayward tree branch that causes damage.

If you’ve built up a fund for roof maintenance and repair, that’s great, but many times we’re left unprepared when roof needs come calling. Even if the damage is covered by your insurance, you may be left with a hefty deductible that’s not in your budget. Or, you may decide it’s time to replace the entire roof with new and improved materials rather than do a repair.

Enjoy Low Monthly Payments
When you finance a new roof, you can benefit from low monthly payments. This lets you pay for your roof in installment amounts you can afford and prevents you from having to pay for a multi-thousand-dollar roof project in one lump sum.

Depending on your payment terms and credit history, you may also be able to benefit from low-interest rates during the life of the loan.

Quick Approval Process
Applying for roof financing can be an easy, seamless process thanks to modern technology. You can apply for roof financing right now and completely eliminate paperwork. You will need to provide some basic information to get started. Once you submit your information, we will contact you with more information. Final approval notices usually arrive within minutes.

More Questions and Answers


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


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


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


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

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