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Buying A New Roof Part 6 – Types Of Metal Roofs

Written by Todd Miller on August 14, 2013 | Filed under: Buying A New Roof series, Roofing Help Videos

In this video, Todd discusses metal roofing options available to homeowners in terms of product design, metals, and coatings. Modular and vertical seam panels are discussed as well as steel, aluminum, copper, and zinc. Todd also explains the coatings used on metal roofs as well as the fastening methods. If you’re considering a metal roof, this is great background information.

2 responses to “Buying A New Roof Part 6 – Types Of Metal Roofs”

  1. toddmiller says:

    Hello Vince. Good question. I have lived and worked in many metal-roofed buildings over the years and never found noise to be an issue. The attic space and insulation are great sound dampeners. Additionally, the textured metal roofs have some added benefits in this regard. The below is from the FAQ page of http://www.classicroof.com:

    Q. When it rains, will it sound loud on the roof?
    A. The deep-textured folds in our metal shingle products avoid the ‘pinging’ sound you might expect from rain hitting a flatter metal roof. As a result, for normal construction methods, metal roofing does not create any objectionable noise during rainstorms. Attic airspace and ventilation play a role in sound absorption as well. For the rare instance where a home’s construction may make noise a potential concern, we offer optional foam inserts for use behind our metal shingles for additional sound deadening. – See more at: http://www.classicmetalroofingsystems.com/about-metal-roofing/faqs/#sthash.tsRSfglU.dpuf

  2. Vince says:

    What happens when it rains does it make any noises because it’s metal

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Todd's expertise comes from his years of experience in metal roofing manufacturing. As president of Isaiah Industries, based in Piqua Ohio, Todd runs a several of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential metal roofing; Classic Metal Roofing Systems, Kassel & Irons, and Green American Home. His personal goal is to educate homeowners of the long-life benefits of metal roofing.

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