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Residential Roofing FAQ’s
A: Absolutely not! Because Varitile Roofing Systems are highly reflective, they significantly increase your home’s energy efficiency regardless of color. In addition, most Varitile Roofing Systems products can be installed onto a board and batten system with Prodex Reflective insulation which will create a highly ventilated space between the roof and deck, which is highly efficient in both hot and cold climates.
A: Stone Coasted Metal Roofing Systems come in many styles and appearances, such as asphalt shingle, cedar shake, Spanish and Mediterranean Tile as well as traditional metal roof styles.
A: You may be surprised to learn that a metal roof is, on average, 50% lighter than an asphalt shingle roof, and 75% lighter than concrete tile, fiber cement shakes and slate. With metal roofing, weight on a structure is never an issue.
A: There is absolutely no increase in the likelihood of your home being struck by lightning if you have a metal roof. In fact, if lightning does strike your Stone Coated Metal Roofing Systems permanent roof, the energy safely dissipates throughout the entire roof surface, and can exit into the ground. Also, because metal roofing is NOT combustible or flammable, it is an even smarter choice for roof coverings in lightning prone areas.
A: Absolutely not! Varitile Roofing Systems are often much quieter than even asphalt shingle roofs. Many of our installations create a sound and temperature “buffer zone” which leads to a quieter roof.
A: With a Varitile Roofing Systems permanent roof system, ice damming is virtually eliminated because of the air layer between the metal roof panels and the roof deck. This highly insulating characteristic, along with the heat from your home being reflected back into your house, the snow on your roof melts at a much more natural rate, reducing the possibility of water freezing at the edges of your roof.
A: A Varitile Roofing Systems permanent roof can withstand decades of abuse from extreme weather like high winds, heavy snow, large hail and even wildfires. In fact, our Varitile stone-coated steel roof systems are designed and built to withstand the harshest of elements for a minimum of 50 years – GUARANTEED!- 2.5” hail stone warranty.- 120 mph wind warranty.- Class A fire rating.
A: Stone Coated Metal roofs have been used in over 30 countries around the world for more than 46 years, and have beautifully withstood all weather climates.
A: Though the initial cost of a Varitile Roofing Systems permanent roof may cost roughly two to three times what an asphalt shingle roof costs, consider the average homeowner replaces and repairs their roof every ten to twelve years by choosing a Varitile Roofing Systems permanent roof the first time, you will not only save a lot of money in future repair/replacement costs, reduced insurance premiums and reduction in utility bills, but you will also enjoy a higher property resale value – much higher, as your roof replacement cost is usually one of the biggest negotiating points of a home sale.
A: No. With Varitile roofs you may leave your old wood shingle or shake roof on as Veratile has been tested and approved to be installed directly over your existing roof due to its unique installation method. You should check with your local city however, as each city has different ordinances.
A: No! In fact, Varitile Stone Coated Steel Roof panels are made from high quality 26-gauge, pre-primed, galvanized steel that is coated with an acrylic base coat. Ceramic earth-stone granules are then embedded over this base coat. Finally, a clear acrylic over-glaze is applied and baked on. This provides your home with a long-lasting, durable and fade-resistant protection for a lifetime of enjoyment.
A: Yes. Though no roof is designed for pedestrian traffic. Caution should be taken not to walk on the rib portions, but to do so on the front edges; otherwise you may walk on your new roof with ease.