Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is stone coated steel?
Stone coated steel is a combination of aluminum and steel molded to give the appearance of a traditional roof. Stone coated steel roofing options include shingles, tiles, shakes and even slate. The benefits of stone coated steel versus traditional asphalt shingles include durability, longevity and energy efficiency. The average life span of a stone coated steel roof is 2-3 times that of a traditional asphalt roof. This material is the perfect solution for the extreme weather variability we experience in the Rochester, NY area.
Q: Is it noisy?
This is simply a myth that comes from open framed barns and cottages
that have no solid roof sheathing, attic space, insulation and sheet
rock to eliminate noise transfer. When installed over solid sheathing
it is often quieter than other roofing materials. The air space
created by our purlin system under the steel roof combines
with the existing roof to muffle sound.
Q: Can you walk on it?
You can absolutely walk on a metal roof without damaging it. Before
you attempt to walk on your roof, be sure to talk with Ryan about
how to safely walk your particular style and pitch.
Q: Will it attract lightning?
Absolutely not. The likelihood is no greater than a roof covered
with asphalt shingles. However, if the roof were to be struck by
lightning the energy would be dispersed throughput the structure.
Metal roofs are noncombustible and nonflammable.
Q: Can you use metal on shallow pitched roofs?
Yes, it is the best alternative to rubberized products which often
need replacement every 10-12 years. The Metal Roof Outlet offers a standing
seam panel that can be installed on a very low slope. This product
will last many times longer than a rubberized coating.
Q: Won’t my house look like a commercial building?
No, there is a style and color to fit any home. In fact, stone coated steel offers the same exact look as traditional roofing with the added benefits that metal provides.