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5 Important Facts About Metal Roofing in Denver

Metal roofing is known for its modern looks and its energy efficiency. With the relative newness of this material, it’s normal to have questions associated with its installation, risks, and durability.

Is my metal roof more likely to be hit by lightning than a traditional roof?
The short answer is no. Metal roofing doesn’t attract any more lightning than other roofing materials and there are not any further risks associated with it.

Is metal roofing damaged when it hails?
So much hail that has fallen in Colorado this summer, it’s only natural to wonder how a metal roof would stand up to it. Luckily, metal roofing can endure hail fairly well and doesn’t lose impact resistance with age. However, when a severe storm hits, dented metal roofing is easily repaired by simply replacing a panel.

Can skylights be installed with metal roofing?
Yes they can. However, it can’t be flash-mounted. Instead, it must be curb-mounted so it can be properly flashed. If your skylight is older than 10 years old, it’s a good idea to consider replacing it when you are installing a metal roof. Replacing a skylight in a metal roof is a lot more labor intensive once the roof has already been constructed.

On average, what’s the life expectancy of a metal roof?
A non-metal roof has an average life expectancy of around 17 years. Asphalt shingles, a very popular material, requires re-roofing every 10 to 20 years. A metal roofing system can last up to two or three times longer than the average roofing material which makes it an excellent choice for a low maintenance long lasting roof.

When it rains, will it be loud inside my home?
Metal roofing in Denver is actually surprisingly quieter than most roofing materials such as asphalt shingles. When installed with solid sheathing, it will actually make rain and hail quieter than the majority of other roofing materials.

Think that your Arvada roof is ready for an upgrade? Call Arvada Roofing today to find out if a metal roof is right for you.

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