Components of a Quality Metal Roof: The Top 6

July 27, 2018

6 Components of a Quality Metal Roof - Lifetime Metal Roofing of ATL

If you’re researching the purchase of a metal roof for your Atlanta area home, here is an excellent place to start: our list of the top six things to look for in any metal roofing product. Not all metal roofs meet these quality points, but we think you will agree that all six are essential.

1. Quality and tested finishes

Available in many colors and even multi-hued shades, these coatings offer the best combination of durability and fade resistance. Additionally, many people choose metal roofs to avoid the streaking and staining that attacks granulated-surface shingles. PVDF, resin-based finishes offer the best resistance to streaking and staining. That’s why our metal roofing products are manufactured using the very finest in finishes

2. Self-Cleaning

Although you may not often think about it, a lot of debris ends up on your roof. As things like tree leaves, pine needles, seed pods, rain and hail travel down your roof, they end up in any valleys, your roof may have. Oddly, we’ve even recently had to deal with snow on our roofs!

Many metal roofs have “closed” valley systems with hidden waterways to channel water off of the roof. These hidden waterways, however, clog up with debris and then the water path is blocked causing leaks. “Self-Cleaning” valleys carry the water and debris on top of the roof and can’t clog.

Self-cleaning means reduced maintenance and a clean appearance. 

3. Premium Certified Products

The Metal Construction Association has developed a Quality Certification Program which recognizes products and manufacturers that meet high levels of standards concerning raw materials and processes. We strongly encourage products that are part of this program.  Our products from Classic Metal Roofings are certified to this standard.

Many roofs have areas which require special care. With metal roofing, you can’t just depend upon sealants in those areas as is often done with temporary roofing materials. If your roof has dead valleys, skylights, chimneys, flared gables, or other unusual things, make sure that you understand exactly how these will be handled by your contractor. And please, get it in writing.

5. Great Warranties

Make sure you know precisely what warranties you will be receiving, and who they are from. You should receive guarantees covering the installation quality, the product, and also the integrity of the raw materials that go into the product. We’re happy to share our excellent product and workmanship warranties with you.

6. Proper Ventilation

We find that most homes can benefit from increased attic ventilation. Proper ventilation will keep your home cooler in the summer, and also help avoid ice dams while making sure your insulation is dry and performing well in the winter. It can also help prevent rot and mold In your home. Re-roofing is the perfect time to address your home’s ventilation. A professional roofing contractor will be able to review this with you as well. Learn more about the importance of proper attic ventilation.

Finding the Right Metal Roof

We can help you find the right metal roof for your Atlanta area home. We have the area’s finest when it comes to people who know and understand metal roofing.  


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Ask the Expert: Todd Miller

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.