Metal Roof FAQs

Q. How long will metal roofs last?
A. With today’s technology, metal roofs can last a lifetime.¬†Berlin Roofing & Energy Solutions¬†offer various types of metal roofing systems with warranties ranging from 30 to 50 years. (Note: there is NO such thing as a LIFETIME WARRANTIES in any Vertical panel metal roofing system.)


Q. Does a metal roof attract lightning?
A. A metal roof has no greater chance of being struck by lightning than any other roof type. If your house is struck by lightening metal roofing can be benificial in two ways.

  1. It will help dissipate the electrical charge
  2. Metal roofs are non-combustible and won’t be ignited by the lightning or burning debris.

Q. How do metal roofs hold up in high winds?
A. Due to the way metal roofing panels are constructed and installed, they have an extremely high resistance to wind damage. All of our metal roofing systems meet the toughest codes including Miami-Dade County and Florida building code approvals; there are no shingles on the market today that meet these codes.


Q. Will a metal roof really save me money on energy cost?
A. Yes, by installing our galvalume metal roofing system with Energy Star certified high reflective paints that reflect up to 70% of the suns radiant heat rays, you can save 30% to 40% on energy cost. In turn making metal roofing one of the only roofing systems that pays for itself over time. Even Uncle Sam gives you a tax deduction for installing one of our Energy Star rated roofs. (Energy policy act of 2005.)


Q. How many colors are available?
A. We have 19 different colors for our Multi-Rib panels which include (Light Stone, Ivory, White, Arctic White, Cocoa Brown, Pearl Gray, Charcoal Gray, Sahara Tan, Patriot Red, Terracotta Red, Black, Clay, Burnished Slate, Evergreen, Marine Green, Burgundy, Royal Blue, Gallery Blue, and Copper.) We also have 30 colors available for are standing seam products which include (Silver, Cape Blue, Slate Blue, Pacific Blue, Aged Copper, Seaport, Teal Green, Classic Green, Hartford Green, Snowdrift White, Bone White, Stone White, Almond, Sierra Tan, Champagne, Copper Penny, Roman Bronze, Mansard Brown, Dark Bronze, Slate Grey, Musket Grey, Sage, Charcoal Grey, Matte Black, Terracotta, Red Clay, Banner Red, Colonial Red, and Cordova.)


Q. Are metal roofs noisy?
A. The only time metal roofs are noisy is when there is no solid plywood decking, and the roof is installed directly over the rafters of a home. In most residential applications of today, metal roofs are installed over solid plywood decking with an underlayment which in turn makes metal roofing no noisier than any other type of roofing materials.


Contact Berlin Roofing & Energy Solutions today to find out more about our Energy Star Metal roof Systems in Leander, Austin and the surrounding areas!