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Frequently Asked Questions

Does a metal roof cost more than an asphalt shingle roof?The initial cost of a metal roof is more than the cost of an asphalt shingle roof. However, there are many advantages of a metal roof compared to an asphalt shingle roof. You can expect a metal roof to last three times longer than a regular roof. In general, you can count on a metal roof to last 40 to 60 years and beyond. Metal roofs retain their good looks and durability throughout the years. Plus, your metal roof can save you substantial money on your energy bills and add to the value of your home. Our metal roofs meet the qualifications for tax credits currently available. 

Is a metal roof loud in bad weather?Properly installed, you will not hear rain or other noise from outside. In fact, a metal roof can be a better shield from outside noise than an asphalt roof. 

How does a metal roof hold up in adverse weather conditions?There is no material more capable of protecting a structure from wind, rain, hail, fire, or rot than a durable and energy-efficient metal roof. A metal roof does not increase the chances of your home being struck by lightning, but a metal roof does offer more protection if you were. If lightning were to strike your home the energy would be dispersed instead of catching fire. 

How does a metal roof help the environment?There is a tremendous amount of asphalt shingles dumped into landfills every day. Since metal roofs last much longer, this waste is eliminated. And, if you are replacing your current roof, your new metal roof can be installed over the asphalt shingles. Metal roofs typically have a minimum recycled content of 25%. However, the biggest impact on the environment from metal roofing is lower energy costs. Metal roofing can save a homeowner up to 40% in energy cost. 

How does a metal roof help with energy costs?Metal roofs can be finished with heat-deflecting coatings to lower energy usage by reducing cooling loads. Metal roofing systems from Dixieland of Alabama qualify as Cool Metal Roofs.
 Cool Metal Roofs can reflect up to 70% of the sun's rays resulting in less heat transfer to the interior of the home. Metal has a low thermal mass, which means that it dissipates heat very quickly once the sun goes down. Other construction materials such as concrete continue to radiate heat into the structure even after the sun has set.