Are you planning to switch to metal roofing? You probably have a couple of questions in mind about this alternative roofing system, and JAM Roofing is ready to answer them. Our roofing company lists and answers frequently asked questions about metal roofing.
Q: Is Metal Roofing Really Heavy?
A: Metal is actually one of the lighter roofing materials available. Metal roofing is surprisingly lightweight, about 50% lighter than traditional asphalt, and around 70% lighter than concrete, tile, and fiber cement shake shingles. Because it’s lighter, you don’t need to reinforce your roof structure during installation.
Q: How Strong is a Metal Roof?
A: Metal roofing is one of the physically strongest roofing systems available for residential properties. It also has greater elemental resistance than asphalt, which means it can resist extreme weathers like heavy snow, hail storms, and even wildfires. It also requires less maintenance, making it a surprisingly cost-effective roofing when you compare it to asphalt.
Q: Is It True That Metal Roofs Attract Lightning?
A: This is actually one of the most prevalent myths surrounding metal roofing. Metal is actually a very poor conductor of electricity. When lightning does strike your metal roof, the energy disperses throughout the surface of the roof instead of staying focused on one area. Since the electricity is spread throughout the roof, it hardly takes any damage.
Q: Is Metal More Expensive Than Asphalt?
A: It is a bigger investment than asphalt, but it has better long-term value. Metal roofing’s sheer durability means it requires less maintenance than asphalt, saving you more money in the long run. Metal roof also has a longer operating life span at an “average” of 50 years compared with asphalt which has an average life span of 15 to 20 years.
Our roofing contractor will professionally install your new metal roofing system. Give us a call at (541) 644-8111 for more information on our services. We offer complete roofing systems throughout Medford and Grants Pass, OR, as well as other parts of Oregon.