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Frequently Asked Questions

At Metro Steel Construction, we are committed to our trade and passionate about the products we use. Properly installed steel roofing provides a beautiful finish and years of low-maintenance protection. Read our frequently asked questions to learn more.

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Are steel roofs loud?

There is a common misconception that steel roofs are loud when it rains or storms. In truth, metal roofs can be even quieter than an asphalt roof because they are equipped with an air space that dampens noise.

Will a metal roof match the roofing style in my neighborhood?

Today’s metal roofing materials are crafted to look exactly the same as common asphalt or wood-shingled roofs. Metro Steel Construction sources from high quality manufacturers producing industry-leading styles available in tile, shingle, shake, and Roman tile.

How much longer will a steel roof last than asphalt or shingle?

Metal roofs last at least two to three times longer than a standard asphalt roof, with an average lifespan of 40 to 60 years.

How will a metal roof stand up to extreme weather?

Metal roofs are able to withstand decades of extreme weather, including high winds, heavy snowstorms, freezing rain, hail, and wildfires. For this reason, many insurance companies provide reductions in home insurance for those with metal roofs.

Are metal roofs too heavy for smaller homes or structures?

Steel roofing materials are lightweight and durable at the same time. On average, they are actually 50 percent lighter than an asphalt shingle roof.