28 Aug Metal Roofing Questions? NC homeowners get local answers.
When you need to learn about a new subject, where do you turn?
Do you visit the library, ask your friends, or Google? Many people turn to Google first with their questions. While Googling is great for getting a quick answer, sometimes you need a local authority on the matter. That’s where we come in.
Combining Classic Metal Roofing Systems’ manufacturing excellence with our trusted local installation and service, McCarthy Metal Roofing is your local connection to roofing experience and quality. We are here in North Carolina to help you with reliable information and answers.
With this in mind, here are several of the most popular questions about metal roofing and our answers for NC homeowners.
Can you put a metal roof over shingles?
Yes, you can install a metal roof over asphalt shingles. We will check your local building codes and your roof first, but metal roofing is often installed right over the old roofing, saving you from expensive tear-off costs. Metal roofing is very light, so installing it over old asphalt shingles poses no structural risk. Roofing over existing shingles is also much more environmentally friendly. Most of our roofing jobs involve roofing over existing shingles, saving money for the homeowner, and reducing landfill waste.
Does metal roofing make your house hotter?
No. A metal roof cools your house down. Our high-quality metal roofs have a reflective coating that bounces heat from the sun away from your house. They reduce your energy costs by up to 20% yearly and drop the temperature of your attic. While asphalt shingles make your home hotter, especially in the summer, our metal roofing cools things down.
How does metal roofing deal with our severe weather?
Our roofing products are excellent at dealing with high winds, hail, and even hurricanes. A properly installed metal roof can face winds of over 100 mph and remain intact. Hail does far less damage to our metal roofs as well, with most hail causing no damage As for hurricanes, we’ve had homeowners send us pictures of their roof still attached, and the rest of the house badly damaged. Our roofs are some of the toughest you can buy!
Where to buy a metal roof?
You can buy a metal roof from building supply stores, but for a personalized experience focused on finding the best roofing solution for your North Carolina home, talk to us. We are dedicated to building a local relationship with you, walking you through the process of measuring and analyzing your home, finding the right type and color of roofing, and working with our qualified and professional installers.