FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. Are there multiple styles?
A. Metal roofing comes in countless forms to fit any decor and functionality. Some of the most popular are Stone Coated Metal, Standing Seam, Rib Roofing, and Shingle.
Q. What materials are used in making Stone Coated Steel Roofing Systems?
A. Stone Coated Steel Roof Systems use steel panels that are protected from the elements by corrosion resistant Galvalume. The basecoat uses proprietary resins, which have been developed over many years to promote lifetime performance in all climates. The stone chips that are used in Stone Coating are non-oiled natural granite granules that improve adherence to the basecoat while enhancing the appearance of panels.
Q. Is a Metal Roof Heavy?
A. At only 1.4 lbs. per square foot, a Stone Coated Steel Roof is truly “lightweight”. Concrete and clay roofs can weigh up to 15 lbs per square foot! In fact a stone coated roof is even lighter than most high-grade asphalt roof shingles.
Q. Is a Stone Coated Steel Roof noisy?
A. No! The dead air space between Stone Coated Steel Roof Panels and the roof deck allows a hollow cavity resulting in seperated contact toteh sub decking, thus reducing noise and creating premium air flow for ventilation which results in cooler structures in the summer and warmer structures in the winter.
Q. Are Homeowner Insurance discounts available if I install a Stone Coated Roof?
A. Yes. Many Homeowner Insurance Providers now offer up to 35% discounts on insurance ask your service provider.
Q. Can the homeowner get a Class “A” Fire Rating with a Stone Coated Steel Roof?
A. Yes. A Stone Coated Steel Roof carries a Class “A” fire code rating when properly installed.
Q. How does a Stone Coated Roof stand up to high winds?
A. Extremely well! Our Stone Coated Roofing Systems are made to withstand 120 mph winds. Note that Stone Coated Steel Roofs have been control tested and withstood winds exceeding 170 mph. Wow! The unique interlocking design connects all individual pieces together resulting in a greater shear strength. Combined with are horizontally locking ring shank nail or screw the system is virtually indestructable.
Q. Does an existing roof need to be torn off to install a Stone Coated Steel Roof?
A. Not necessarily. Stone Coated Steel Roofs can be installed over existing wood shingle, shake or composition roofs. Your local contractor will check local building codes. Additional preparation work may be necessary to get the surface ready for your new stone coated metal roof.
Q. Is a Stone Coated roof safe during an earthquake?
A. Unlike the dangerous load on a home’s structure caused by concrete or clay tile roofing materials, Stone Coated Steel Roofing Panels which weigh about 1/8th of the previously mentioned heavyweight choices can strengthen a home’s structure with its interlocking design.
Q. Can a Stone Coated roof be walked on?
A. Yes. Stone Coated Roofing Systems can be walked on without breaking or cracking, unlike concrete and clay roofs. Care should be taken not to walk on the raised rib portions of the panel. With the installation of a stone coated metal roof, the need for homeowners to enter the roof isn’t necessary. Its a no maintainence system, but your tv and chimney serviceman will have no problem. True Green Roofing Solutions will happily discuss with or meet with your service company with a little warning.
Q.Will hail damage a Stone Coated Steel Roof?
A. Rest easy. A Stone Coated Steel Roof carries the industry leading Class 4 Hail-resistant Rating. In fact, the Stone Coated Steel Roofing System has a lifetime 2.5” Hailstone Warranty.
Q. Is Rust a Problem with a Stone Coated Steel Roof?
A. No! In fact, Stone Coated Steel Roof panels are made from high quality 26-gauge Galvalume steel that is coated with an acrylic basecoat.
Q. Is Denting a Problem?
A. Again, no! In fact, Stone Coated Steel Roofs can stand up to hailstones, snow loads and extreme wind conditions without any structural or cosmetic damage. That’s one reason our weatherproof warranties include a 120 m.p.h. Wind Warranty (equal to an F2 tornado!) and a 2.5 inch Hailstone Warranty.
Q. Does a Stone Coated Metal Roof help with resale value?
A. Without question! When selling, homebuyers consider the condition and the materials used with regards to the roof. They undersatnd that the failure of a roof could be very costly. Let’s face it. The roof is the only structural member that protects 100% of your assets. Knowing that they will never have to replace the roof again is a big selling point.
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