Is a metal roof noisy?

  • Research has proven that metal is not any noisier than traditional roofing materials.
  • On a residence, metal roofing is most often installed over a solid substrate, minimizing noise transfer.
  • Attic space and insulation serve as additional sound barriers.

Will hail damage a metal roof?

  • Hail can split, break or tear off many traditional roofing materials, leading to water leaks in your home.
  • The various styles and finishes available in metal roofing can help camouflage protential cosmetic damage caused by severe hailstorms.
  • Some insurance companies actulal provide discounts for the use of a metal roof in hail-prone areas.
  • Accel offers metal roof panels that meet or exceed the highest impact resistance rating for roof coverings.

Are metal roofs wind resistant?

  • Accel roofing products have been tested in accordance with recognized standards for metal roofing products.
  • Many products are accepted by the Florida Building Code for use in areas where wind speeds vary from 100 to 140 miles per hour.
  • Contact Accel for recommendations if wind resistance is an important factor in your project.

Does a metal roof attract lightning?

  • Lightning is attracted to the highest point - so a metal roof has no greater chance of being hit by lightning than any other roofing material.
  • A metal roof has the ability to dissipate an electrical charge, preventing your home from catching on fire.

How durable are metal roofs?

  • Metal has been tested and has a natural ability to sustain itself against Mother Nature's elements, including high UV rays, windstorms, hail, ice and snow - all of which have the capabilities of destroying other materials.
  • Metal roofs are also non-combustible, which offers protection from external hazards, such as wind blown sparks or lightning.

Is a metal roof friendly to the environment?

  • Most metal roofs have a recycled content of 25-85%.
  • Metal roofs may be applied over the existing roof to minimize tear-off and landfill disposal. Check with your local municipality for code requirements!
  • The long useful life of metal roofs means fewer replacements over time.
  • When the metal roof is replaced it is completely recyclable at the end of its life.

Are metal roofs energy efficent?

  • Metal reflects up to 70% of the sun's radiation and loses its heat easily, keeping the roof cool. This results in less heat being transferred inside your home.
  • Metal roofing gains up to 34% less heat than traditional asphalt shingles.
  • Cooling energy reductions of up to 23% were acheived in tests on white metal roofing (Florida Solar Energy Center),
  • Cool pigment technology is available and most important to reduce cooling costs in warm climates.

Will the metal rust or its paint finish fade?

  • Accel's products are manufactured from aluminum, galvanized steel, or galvalume depending on the product.
  • The roofing products are painted with a high-performance paint finish that is designed to resist fading and chalking.
  • The base metal and paint finishes meet the requirements of the "Metal Construction Association Guide Specification for Residential Metal Roofing"

How long will a metal roof last?

  • All of Accel's products when used for a steep slope residential project are backed by a 50-year limited warranty. Actual performance, however, can be well beyond 50 years. There are metal roofs that have been protecting structures for 100 plus years.

Do I need to remove my existing roofing material?

  • One of the benifits of metal roofing is that it is lightweight - allowing it to be installed over existing roofing material.
  • The answer to this question ultimately depends upon your local building code requirements and the condition of your current roof's substructure.

Does a metal roof affect the value of my home?

  • Metal roofing can actually add value to a home during the resale process.
  • It has been documented that appraisal values of metal roofing versus standard asphalt shingles may add upwards of $4.50/sq.ft. fo the home's value.
  • A metal roof will retain most of its value during its life cycl while shingles will have to be replaced once or twice over the same time period.

How will a metal roof look on my home?

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