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Frequently Asked Questions
Get answers to some of the most frequent questions we receive.
- Will my steel roof be noisy?
- How will my new steel roof react to rain or snow?
- I’ve noticed the colour on other steel roofs fading. I’ve also noticed cracking and chipping. What will prevent this from happening to my roof?
- Will a steel roof make my home hotter in the summer?
- What about care and maintenance of my steel roof?
- Why is a Superior Steel Roofing Systems roof a better roof?
- Will a steel roof add value to my home?
Will my steel roof be noisy?
There are a number of factors and advancements that make your Superior Steel Roofing Systems roof quieter than conventional steel roofs. When we install our unique cross strapping system we create an air space between the new steel roof and the existing roof. This helps to prevent the direct transfer of sound into the house. In addition, because the existing roofing material isn’t removed, the old roofing acts as sound insulation. In most situations, you will only hear noise from your roof when you are outside during a moderate to heavy rain. The water running through the eaves trough is often louder than the sound of the rain on the roof.
How will my new steel roof react to rain or snow?
An asphalt shingle has a rough and abrasive texture (similar to 60 grit sandpaper) creating lots of surface area for rain and snow to cling to. As a result an asphalt shingle will hold water until it trickles off or evaporates. As well an asphalt shingle will hold snow until it melts or blows off. A steel roof sheds water and snow. The Superior Steel Roofing System roof uses galvanized steel which has a stylish and durable Granite Deep Mat finish (see GDM PDF). The GDM finish is an organic coated steel with a standard paint thickness of 35 to 40 microns. It is a textured low gloss pre-coated steel made specifically for roofing which gives a consistent appearance from any angle or position and adds to the water and snow shedding abilities of the roof. Because the GDM finish has a slight texture to it (similar to 400 grit sandpaper), moisture and snow do not have anything to hold on to. This means that during warmer weather rain can run off the roof and during the winter snow will slide off the roof.
I’ve noticed the colour on other steel roofs fading. I’ve also noticed cracking and chipping. What will prevent this from happening to my roof?
The GDM finish on a Superior Steel Roofing Systems roof is a colourfast product. It has a lifetime fade factor of no more than 5 to 8 percent over 40 years with present testing. A painted product will fade as much as 50 percent in a shorter time. The sun is getting more intense every year; so which would you rather have protecting your home? A paint based product that offers no UV protection or an engineered GDM product which is formulated to offer UV protection. All steel will expand and contract with extreme heat and cold. Cured paint is a rigid finish; it is not designed to allow for expansion and contraction. Steel expansion and contraction can lead to the paint cracking and chipping. The GDM coating on a Superior Steel Roofing Systems roof remains flexible because it never fully cures and so the GDM coating can expand and contract with the steel. This prevents the problems of cracking and chipping. There are a lot of environmental factors beside the sun that can affect a roof. When a Superior Steel Roofing Systems roof is installed it will not appear shiny like some of the other products on the market.
Will a steel roof make my home hotter in the summer?
Asphalt shingles absorb UV radiation and radiate this energy into your house as heat for many hours after the sun has gone down. Steel has a wonderful quality when it comes to the issue of heat: steel reflects UV radiation. The reflective value of the steel and PVC finish combined with the air space created by the cross strapping system actually reduces the amount of heat being transferred into the home. Air flow - between the steel and existing roof - removes warm air before heat can be transferred into the home. As well, the new steel roof shades the asphalt shingles from the sun. After the steel roof is installed the old roofing shingles no longer absorb the sun’s radiation; the shingles now become an extra layer of insulation from the sun’s heat.
What about care and maintenance of my steel roof?
Your Superior Steel Roofing System roof is maintenance free. Just sit back and enjoy!
Why is a Superior Steel Roofing Systems roof a better roof?
One of the best features of owning a Superior Steel Roofing System roof is the peace of mind you get knowing that you have a roof that is SUPERIOR TO ALL OTHERS. We use only 26 gauge double galvanized steel which has a flexible and durable GDM (see GDM PDF) finish. You can be assured that your Superior Steel Roofing System roof will be the last roof your home will need. A Superior Steel Roofing Systems roof is backed by a 50 year transferable warranty which covers both materials and installation. All our installers are rigorously and professionally trained resulting in the best installations in the industry. Our installers are paid by the hour. This ensures that our installers will take the time needed to properly install your steel roof. Because the little things matter, even our screw fasteners are galvanized and have neoprene gaskets which provide a water tight seal.
Will a steel roof add value to my home?
For most people their home is the single largest investment they will ever make. Your Superior Steel Roofing System roof adds lasting value. Steel roofs are beautiful and durable. You also have a roof that aids in the cooling of your home in summer. From the moment asphalt shingles are installed the shingles start to deteriorate. This deterioration continues and then accelerates over the short life span of an asphalt shingle. On the other hand, a Superior steel shake does not deteriorate. Because the cost of steel and the cost to install a steel roof are constantly increasing, the value of a steel roof will constantly increase. The roof is a key feature when potential buyers are looking for a new home. If you decide to sell your home and it has a Superior Steel Roofing System roof, you will be selling the same peace of mind that you have enjoyed. Knowing that you have a 50 year warranty that stays with the home - not the owner - is a wonderful selling feature.