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Metal Roof FAQs

Over the past few years, metal roofing services have boomed in popularity thanks to the product's long life and durability. If you’re in the market for a new roof, it may not be in your best interest to stick with the asphalt shingles you previously had.

Before making a decision, check out these commonly asked questions about metal roofs.

Commonly Asked Questions about Metal Roofs

How expensive are metal roofs compared to other materials?

On average, metal roofs are more expensive up-front than asphalt ones. However, they last longer and can lower your energy bill for years to come, making them a cost-effective alternative.

Are metal roofs loud when it rains?

A common misconception about metal roofs is that they are noisy in bad weather — think rain hitting a tin can all night. However, that’s not the case. Because insulation tends to absorb most of the sound, there’s very little difference in sound between a metal roof and other roofing materials.

How long do they last?

Metal roofs are incredibly durable. In fact, you can expect them to last two to three times longer than traditional roofing materials. Plus, with the Honest Abe Roofing Guarantee, we can promise that your roof will last for as long as you own your home. Our Guarantees cover every facet of the entire roofing system for as long as you own your home.

Will a metal roof match the style of my house?

This is one of the most common concerns homeowners have if it’s their first time considering a metal roof. While the term “metal roof” might conjure ideas of a shiny, silver slab sitting on top of your home, today’s metal roofing is designed to mimic common materials, like asphalt shingles, cedar shake, and clay tile. They also come in a variety of sizes, colors, and finishes.

How many styles of metal roofs are there?

At Honest Abe Roofing, we offer metal ForeveRoof™ solutions, like:

  • Standing Seam. These straight-panel, multi-colored, metal shingles offer a refreshing aesthetic for any home. This economical option offers sleek lines and does not have any exposed fasteners.
  • Rib Panel. These roofing panels are made of steel and are highly wear-resistant to last a lifetime.
  • Dimensional, Barrel Vault, Metal Shake, and Tile. Each of these metal shingle systems are incredibly durable and built to withstand weather’s worst.

Metal shake roofing system

Will a metal roof attract the sun and make my house hot?

Not at all! In fact, metal roofs deflect the sun’s rays and help keep your home cooler. At the end of the month, you may even notice that your energy bills are lower.

Will a metal roof rust over time?

Metal roofing panels are protected by several coatings, designed to prevent rust. Even in the wettest and windiest climates, metal roofs are sturdy and rust-resistant.

Are metal roofs eco-friendly?

Metal roofs are as good for your home as they are the environment. The recycled content of the steel in a metal roof is roughly 28% and can be recycled again and again once the roof has reached the end of its lifespan.

Do I have to remove my old roof before installing a metal roof?

Though every home is unique, most metal roofs can be installed over existing asphalt (which also helps cut down on the amount of asphalt that ends up in a landfill).

Thinking about getting a metal roof? Interested in a free roof inspection?Honest Abe Roofing offers superior residential roofing services including maintenance, installation, and repairs. We want to protect your home with a reliable, high-quality, and affordable roofing system.