Metal Depot
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Frequently Asked Questions regarding Metal Roofing

How does the cost compare to other types of roofing?

Metal roofing is a premium product and yes, will cost somewhat more than a 20 year asphalt/fiberglass shingle roof;  however, the LIFECYCLE cost of your metal roof will be significantly less!  DO IT ONCE! DO IT RIGHT!

Check out this video from one of our American suppliers illustrating the cost analysis between the two.  Please note that this video does reference American price points but the information is still extremely relevant.

Will my new metal roof be noisy when it rains?

No!  Given a standard house construction – with attic and insulation – your metal roof will not produce any more noise than any other type of roofing material.  Even in a commercial setting, there are often many layers between exterior metal and the inside of the garage, warehouse, etc. which still keeps things fairly muted.

Will my metal roof be damaged by hail?

Metal roofing is very tough and highly resistant to hail damage.  Even if your roof incurs slight impact damage – the integrity of your roof, and therefore your protection – is still very much intact, unlike other roofing products.

Features & Benefits of Metal Roofing

  • Wind & Hail Resistant
  • 40+ Year Warranty against chipping, cracking and fading
  • Multiple Gorgeous Colors to choose from
  • DIY Friendly
  • Fire Safe
  • Environmentally & Energy Friendly

Can I install metal myself, as a homeowner?

Absolutely!  Metal can seem quite formidable when thinking of installing panels that are large and/ or bulky to work with.  Thankfully there are many resources available today that can make installation easier.  We have both PDF documents and videos that are available upon request.  

For more hands on assistance, we always encourage customers to visit our showroom so we can walk you through the installation process and address any concerns.

What is Oil Canning and should I be worried?

We often get concerned clients who hear the term “Oil Canning” and immediately panic.  Don’t panic!  This is something that is possible in metal, but is less common than one might think and is often preventable.  Oil canning is a waviness that is visible in flat areas of metal both on walls and roofing.  It can be described as a “buckling” in the material itself.  This buckling often occurs during the installation process when the panels are forced into place or fasteners are over-tightened.  

***Because this is a more in-depth topic, we have written a more informative article here outlining more details regarding what oil canning looks like, why it occurs, and how it can be prevented.***