Guest User
10/4/2006
I bought a house a little over a year ago. A few months after the purchase a hurricane came and did some damage. It's time for a new roof and so I am looking into metal roofing. I have a few questions that might be a little all over the place, so please bear with me: 1) Are there different levels of quality for metals? 2) If so, which is the highest grade? 3) Is it true some insurance companies offer discounts to customers with a metal roof? 4) The metal that I looked at had sort of a "Rocky/Grainy" texture to it, will this need painting or re-texturing in the future? 5) If the metal has this texture, can I presure clean it every few years, or does this need no such cleaning? 6) What is the best way to keep it nice and clean? Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
10/6/2006
1) There are different types of metal, different grades of certain metals, different thicknesses, and different coatings. If you email me at [email protected], I have an article I will send to you which helps explain all this. 2) I would not say there is a true highest grade. Certain products are better for certain applications though. And, generally, you do get what you pay for. However, there are also many different panel designs and those weigh heavily on overall performance, too. 3) In some hail-prone areas, you can get a discount for metal roofing. Check with your agent for details. 4) There are various finishes including clear coatings, paint finishes and stone coatings. Also, some metals work well uncoated. You will find various warranties and life expectations with the various products. 5) The necessity for cleaning depends a lot on location. Areas with a lot of trees and also wet environments cans support more roof dirt and even biological growth. 6) Most products will not require much of anything. Again, it depends upon the exact environmental conditions.
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