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Metal Roofing Questions

Can I walk on the metal roof after it is installed?

Yes, but like with any roof, care should always be taken.

Is a metal roof noisy when it rains?

A study conducted by the Acoustic Group found that the sound from a metal roof was only six decibels greater than that of a conventional asphalt roof. With a four way locking and fastening system and the proper underlay  your metal roof will not contribute to additional noise.

How does the cost of a metal roof compare to other roofs?

Although a metal roofing system may cost more initially the metal roof should never need to be replaced and therefore should be less expensive over the life of your home. Common asphalt shingles have a shorter life span and will need to be replaced periodically and can be more expensive over the life of your roof.

Can a metal roof be damaged by hail?

Our metal roofing is designed to withstand the impact of most hailstorms. The double embossed panels will help minimize damage that might be caused by hail. Our metal roofing is covered by a hail protection warranty and approved by many insurance companies for reduced homeowners’ insurance rates.

Can metal roofing reduce my energy bills?
The finish used in the manufacturing of our metal roofing, reflects the majority of the sun’s rays and therefore minimizes any heat build-up in your attic. Most of the colours are ENERGY STAR® approved which means that you could actually have a cooler attic when combined with proper ventilation.
How long should I expect my metal roof to last?

A metal roof  should be the last roof system that you ever buy. Our metal roofing was designed to withstand the extreme cold of the northern regions and the blistering heat of the Okanagan valley’s summer. Our metal roofing carries a Lifetime Non-Prorated Limited Warranty.

Can I install a metal roofing system over my existing roof?

Yes, in most cases. Check with your local building inspectors to see if there are any restrictions in your area.

Do I need to run a ground wire to the shingles?

Grounding of metal roofing and siding is not required by most major building code organizations. Some local building codes might require it, so check with the local inspectors before starting the job.

Gutter Protection Questions

What is Rain Flow?

Rain Flow Total Gutter Protection is system that prevents leaves, pine needles, twigs and other debris from collecting in and clogging rain gutters. Water flows through  quickly and easily. Rain Flow is environmentally friendly, being made of all natural fibers and coated with a UV stable premium acrylic latex.

How does Rain Flow work?

Because leaves, seeds, pine needles, pine-cones and other debris are suspended on top of Rain Flow, gutters continue to work as intended.  Air circulation above, below, and around debris allow it to dry up quickly and blow away in the wind.

Will anything clog Rain Flow material?

Rain Flow will not clog.  Because of its design, every rainfall washes it clean and gutters remain free flowing.

Will shingle grit affect Rain Flow?

Shingle grit will not affect Rain Flow. It simply passes through as if the gutters were empty.

Will pine needles affect Rain Flow?

Pine needles are suspended on top of Rain Flow and water flows right through them. Because of air circulation around the pine needles, they dry up quickly and blow away in the wind.

Will Rain Flow cause ice dams?

Rain Flow will not cause nor prevent ice dams. Ice dams are caused by temperature changes in the roof and are related to ventilation and insulation conditions in the attic space. However, Rain Flow will keep snow from collecting in the gutter allowing snow to melt and drain.

How long will Rain Flow last?

The material in Rain Flow is manufactured from all natural fibers coated with a UV stable premium latex. It will not rot, crush or become matted down. As such, Rain Flow carries a 10 year warranty.

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