Aluminum Metal Roofing FAQs

Aluminum Metal Roofing FAQs

At Alpine Sheet Metal Systems, we have noticed that there are several common questions that people ask about aluminum roofing. Some of the most common questions that people have include:

Does aluminum metal roofing provide more long-term value when compared to shingles?

Every roof is different, but it is entirely possible that a metal roof could provide more long-term value when compared to a shingle roof. Even though a lot of people are familiar with shingles, aluminum metal roofs have a lot of benefits. For example, aluminum can stand up to routine wear and tear, provide you with more protection against adverse weather, and might last longer than shingles as long as you take care of the roof. For all of these reasons, it is possible for an aluminum metal roof to provide you with more long-term value when compared to shingles.

Will my aluminum metal roof be noisy when it rains outside?

There are a lot of people who are concerned that an aluminum metal roof might be noisy when it starts to rain outside. Even though many people are familiar with the stereotypical clatter that rain makes when it hits a metal roof, much of this noise comes from a lack of underlayment. If you work with our team, we will install other materials underneath the metal roof to provide you with more sound protection against a thunderstorm. Therefore, you do not need to worry about your aluminum metal roof getting noisy when it rains outside.

Do I need to worry about having an aluminum roof and watching my energy costs go up?

Even though it is true that metal can get hot when it is left in the sun, aluminum metal roofs actually reflect a lot of the sun’s energy. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about your metal roof getting as hot as you think. Installing an aluminum metal roof can actually help you save money on energy expenses, depending on how it is installed. If you partner with our team, we will do everything that we can to help you minimize your heating and cooling expenses. Reach out to us to learn more about how we can help you.

Do I need to be concerned about the aesthetic appeal of an aluminum roof?

No, you don’t have to be worried about the appearance of your aluminum roof as long as you work with the right team. Even though a lot of people are not familiar with an aluminum roof, our team can still make it look beautiful. No matter what style you are interested in, we have plenty of options available. Our team will provide you with a beautiful metal roof.

If I install an aluminum roof, will my house be more likely to be hit by lightning?

No, your house is not more likely to be struck by lightning. It is a common misconception that if you install an aluminum roof, your house will be more likely to get hit by a lightning strike during a thunderstorm. In actuality, that is not the case. It is incredibly unusual for an aluminum metal roof to be struck by lightning. Your chances of getting hit by a lightning strike do not go up with an aluminum roof.

What happens to my aluminum roof when it starts to hail outside?

When it starts the hail outside, your aluminum metal roof will provide you with an exceptional degree of protection. It can stand up to strong winter storms, but the degree of damage will depend on the quality of the craftsmanship, the size of the hail, and the quality of the materials used. If you want your aluminum metal roof to stand up to this type of stress, work with our team.

How long should I expect my aluminum metal roof to last?

The exact lifespan of your aluminum metal roof is going to depend on a number of factors. It is not unusual for an aluminum metal roof to last for decades as long as you take good care of it. You need to think carefully about the quality of the materials used and the experience of the contractors you hire. If you want to get the most out of your aluminum metal roof, our team would be happy to help you. We will use all of our experience, connections, and equipment to ensure that we provide you with a solid metal roof that will last for many years.

If you are looking for a team that can answer these questions on your behalf, look no further than Alpine Sheet Metal Systems. Contact us today to speak to a member of our team, and let us help you with all of your roofing needs.

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About Jeff Folsom

Jeff Folsom is the founder and president of Alpine Sheet Metal Systems, a key player in North Texas’s commercial construction sector, specializing in roofing and architectural design. He also leads Alpine Roofing Construction and Alpine Thermal Imaging Systems, expanding his influence across the U.S. Residing in Dallas, Jeff enjoys travel, auto racing, and boating in his free time.

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