Question: Will a metal roof affect cell phone reception inside of my home?
Answer: Chances are that you currently use your cell phone in metal roofed buildings on a regular basis. Think of the restaurants where you eat, the stores in which you shop, your bank, your church, etc. Many of those buildings have metal roofs or metal decks beneath flat roofs. Over the years and tens of thousands of roofs, we have had no more than five people tell us that their metal roof did seem to affect their cell phone reception. If you currently have very, very weak or spotty cell phone reception inside of your home, a metal roof may be the “straw that breaks the camel’s back.” Adding a cell phone signal booster in your house would have been helpful before the metal roof and certainly would be helpful after your metal roof is installed. However, if you have fair to excellent cell phone reception now, the metal roof should not have any noticeable effect.
Question: What will happen to a Classic Metal Roof in a lightning storm?
Answer: Lightning occurs from the highest object in an area, regardless of the material from which it is made. Metal roofing does not create nor attract lightning and poses no additional lightning risk to the structures it protects. Refer to this document published by the Metal Construction Association for more information on this subject.
Question: What about fire?
Answer: A Classic Metal Roof is completely non-combustible and provides great protection from external fires. Additionally, the extreme low weight of our products minimizes any cave-in threat which might occur with an interior house fire.
Question: What is the difference between buying a Classic Metal Roof and purchasing sheets of metal roofing through a national home improvement chain?
Answer: We are dedicated to providing the highest quality products and service. We distribute our products through a highly qualified network of independent dealers trained in providing customers top quality service, installation and peace of mind. The home improvement chains carry a narrower array of often lower-quality products. Homeowners who purchase big box products can be severely disappointed by the lower quality metals, coatings, and product designs they purchased. By choosing Classic Metal Roofing Systems, you are assured top-quality products, serviced and installed by the best.
Question: How does a metal roof compare in cost with other roofing materials?
Answer: A Classic Metal Roof is an investment in your home which provides an immediate and ongoing increase in home value. While it has a higher upfront cost, homeowners who plan to remain in their home through at least one more re-roofing cycle (usually 12 to 17 years), will see a significant financial benefit from a Classic roof that will not have to be replaced during that time or even long after. A Classic Metal Roof will also save you money on ever-increasing home energy bills as well as costly and messy re-roofing with temporary roofing products.