Iron Clad Roofing uses steel products manufactured from Galvalum which is the most rust resistant on the market today. In addition they are painted with a high performance Kynar-500 or Hylar-5000 baked enamel.
All of Iron Clad Roofing’s paint products carry a Lifetime Non-Prorated Transferable Warranty. The finish is warranteed against fade for 20+ years. There are metal roofs protecting structures today that have been for over 100 years.
One of the benefits of metal roofing is that it is lightweight, which allows it to be installed over existing roofing materials, however, Iron Clad Roofing prefers to remove existing roofing to ensure a smoother surface and address any possible damage to decking.
A free inspection covers the following:
Inspect all flashings for broken or cracked flashings. Inspect for hail damage, wind damage, problem areas, ventilation, efficiency or deficiency of system and wear.
This is a common question and one of the biggest misconceptions about metal roofing. When it comes to this question people are thinking of an “old barn roof” where metal is exposed to the interior of the structure… On a residence, however, metal is often installed over a solid substrate, attic space and insulation serve as additional sound barriers. Research has proven that metal roofing isn’t any more noisy than other traditional roofing products.
Metal Roofing offers homeowners a lifelong solution. It is an investment in your home’s future. Over the life of your home metal is probably the most economical roofing material because it will be the last roof you install. Other roofing materials have a much shorter life expectancy before you are faced with the expense of constant roof repair and eventually another roof replacement.
Metal reflects 70% of the Sun’s energy. This minimizes heat-retention and, as a result, less heat is transferred into the structure. Further research done by the Florida Solar Energy Center shows that metal experiences 34% less heat gain than asphalt shingles. Results also indicate that metal roofing offers a similar effect as R-11 insulation on-top of the roof during sunny day conditions.
Lightning is attracted to the highest point, not necessarily metal. A metal roof has no greater chance of being struck by lightning than any other type of roof, however, a metal roof hit by lightning would help prevent your building from catching on fire vs. a combustible material like wood or shingles.
Metal is a preferred roofing material in all “Hail Prone Areas”. Hail causes extensive damage to some roofs since it can break, split and cause tear-off of traditional roofing materials, however, hail will not penetrate a metal roof.