Common Metal Roofing Questions Answered

September 28, 2020


We’re back with answers to questions you search on Google about metal roofing. In our last post, we covered. Here we answer more metal roofing questions that Atlanta area homeowners commonly Google.

We love helping homeowners learn about roofing by sharing our knowledge and years of experience in the metal roofing industry. While searching Google and other web browsers can provide short answers to these questions, here are our brief yet detailed responses.

Will metal roofing rust?

Our aluminum roofing will never rust, but steel roofing can. Aluminum is effective in coastal areas where steel would rust quickly.

Do metal roofs mess with cell phone reception?

No, in our experience, little to no interference occurs. We have encountered a few situations where weak reception declined because of a metal roof. In these cases, we recommend using a signal booster to counteract the poor reception. You probably use your cell phone in buildings with metal roofs every day without realizing it. Many stores and businesses have metal roofs and don’t cause any loss in reception.

Does metal roofing fade?

Some metal roofs do fade, usually after years of wear. Our superior metal roofs are coated with the industry’s premier coating type, PVDF, to fight fading and chalking, like Kynar 500® or Hylar 5000® provide an excellent fade resistance, keeping your roof beautiful for years.

Can you walk on a metal roof?

You can walk on a metal roof depending on and weather conditions. If your roof has a steep pitch or it’s raining or snowing outside, don’t walk on your roof. However, if your roof is an average pitch, you should be fine to climb up and walk around. Many homeowners walk on their roofs for maintenance, cleaning, or other tasks.

Are metal roofs loud when it rains?

A metal roof is not loud when it rains, a common misconception that fools many people when they consider purchasing metal roofing. With today’s insulation, most rain noise is dissipated before reaching the inside of the house. Most are surprised by the lack of noise from our experience with customers, and some even wish metal roofs made more noise!

We hope these answers shed some light on metal roofing for you. For more answers to common homeowner questions, check out Ask Todd Miller.

Every home and situation is different, so please don’t hesitate to ask your questions directly by calling or sending an email to our Team at Lifetime Metal Roofing.

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Todd Miller, roofing expertTodd Miller is President of Isaiah Industries, an organization that is recognized as one of the world’s leading metal roofing manufacturers, and manufacturer of Classic Metal Roofing Systems.

Todd has over 30 years of experience in residential metal roofing and is internationally recognized as a roofing and ventilation expert. Passionate about using his experience to help homeowners make the best roofing decision for them, he can help you navigate the issues encountered in roofing or reroofing your home or commercial property. Use the form below and you'll receive a response directly from Todd or his team.