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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What has happened to my asphalt roof?

The sun scorches the surface while the ultraviolet degrades and ages the shingles. Years of seasonal weather changes cause loss of color granules and the asphalt base to harden which causes the surface to blister and curl.

You may have also noticed some staining from algae growth; limestone in asphalt shingles are a food source causing staining.

Q: Does a metal roof cost more than a typical roof?

Because metal roofing is a premium grade product, you can expect your metal roof to cost roughly double what an asphalt shingle roof costs.

An ABC Metal Roof is an investment in your home which provides great curb appeal; “the WOW factor”, and immediate and ongoing increase in your home’s value. A metal roof will also save you money on ever-increasing home energy bills as well as costly re-roofing and repairs with asphalt roofing products.

Q: Are ABC Metal Roofs forever?

A: Lifetime, non-prorated labor and material warranty to the original owner guarantees our metal roofs will not warp, split, peel, crack or deteriorate.

Strong as steel, because it is steel – using the heaviest gauge steel in the industry and a Commercial-Kynar 500 finish, same as used in roofs on skyscrapers which maximizes preservation and color retention. ABC Metal Roofs carry an industry leading 50 year fade warranty.

Q: Is a metal roof noisy?

A: With a metal storage building where the metal is visible to the interior, yes. However on a residence the metal roof is installed over a plywood roof deck as well as attic space, insulation and ceiling that serve as additional sound barriers. Tests show that metal isn’t any noisier than traditional roofing products.

Q: Is a metal roof hot?

A: Metal reflects 70% of the sun’s energy. This minimizes heat retention, and as a result, less heat is transferred into the building’s structure. Research done in 1985 by the Florida Solar Energy center showed that metal roofs generate 34% less heat gain than asphalt shingles.

Q: What about wind, hail & weight?

A: ABC Metal Roofs have a 4 way panel lock – successfully wind tested to 160 mph! Our metal roofs are fully tested by underwriter laboratories and have a 2218-Class 4 excellent rating for hail. Far surpassing asphalt roofing.

Lightweight; only 95 pounds per square (100 sq. ft.). Even the lightest asphalt shingles weigh 230 pounds per square. Virtually no threat of snow weight fatigue.

Q: What about lightning or fire?

A: Metal roofing does not create nor attract lightning and poses no additional lightning risk to the structures it protects. An ABC Metal Roof is completely non-combustible and provides great protection from external fires.

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north and west metro suburbs.

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