Robert Byland
8/27/2012
I am planning to place a large picnic pavillion on a portion of my lake property. My contractor informed me the using a metal roof would be a big expanse if a tree branch fell and damage it because it requires replacing whole panel sections vs shingle roof would require repair-on only the area of damage. Are the metal roofs so light that a trees branch could penitrate it? I realize a whole tree would damage significantly any roofing material. Looking for your reply
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
8/27/2012
This really is, as you can well imagine, a tough question to answer. Have I seen metal roofs damaged by tree limbs? Yes. But usually the structure itself was damaged as well. Some metal roofs are easier to repair than others. Some can even just be capped over with new product.
Micah Milton
6/17/2013
Well it also depends on how large and heavy the tree is also if its a storm and wind damage it can damage the roof. So in both the cases you need to repair the roof.
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
6/17/2013
If you are referring to a standing seam style roof, the entire panel would would require replacement but this is not that difficult depending on the panel/lock style. As mentioned, if a tree damages a metal roof panel enough to requiring replacement, it usually damages structure at the same time.

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