Metal Roofs Santa Ana CA (2023)

  • ★★★★★ - "My call was answered immediately and an appointment was set up. After an inspection of my problems, the work needed was explained. The work was completed on time and exactly on the day stated. I was very happy with the efficiency and the work."

    Brian S. in Santa Ana, CA

    2015-08-21

  • ★★★★★ - "McKays was able to complete the work as a rush due to rain in the forecast."

    Rene C. in Santa Ana, CA

    2015-03-30

  • ★★★★★ - "Southern California - is not known for getting vast amounts of rain all at once. Last week proved to be the exception to the rule in this area and as a result, my 23-year-old roof proved that it could spring not one but six leaks! Went to home advisor, filled out all the appropriate information, and was matched with three different contracts. THANK GOODNESS MIKE WITH MCKAY'S ROOFING WAS ONE OF THE CONTRACTORS. This is what you NEED to know about their work. 1. Mike was fast in getting in touch with me and was able to give me an estimate on repairs the same day he contacted me. 2. He was able to get me on his schedule for the very next week. 3. He took before and after pictures and sent them to me so that I could see the work that had been done. 4. He was extremely honest about what needed to be done going forward so that these types of leaks were less likely to happen in the future. I have heard horror stories about roof leaks and the repairs that are done by less than reputable companies, McKay's Roofing demonstrated from start to finish exactly how this type of situation should be handled and how to make the customer feel like everything will be okay. This is the bottom line, while I hope I don't have a week like this again - slab leak and roof leak all in one week - if my roof does happen to have a problem down the road, I know who I will be calling and that I don't need to worry about quality because I know McKay's will go above and beyond to fix the roof right."

    Jaime Steiner in Corona, CA

    2022-11-17

  • ★★★★★ - "Had damage to my flat roof when a huge tree was uprooted in a storm and crashed through my roof.
    Contacted McKay's roofing and they scheduled a walk through. Took lots of pictures and provided an estimate that was very realistic and acceptable.
    All repairs were completed as agreed, surrounding areas were cleaner than when they came, and Mike scheduled a date to reseal areas they worked on, which was not in our original agreement.
    Fast, efficient, and extremely honest. Will use and highly recommend McKay's Roofing for all future needs.
    "

    Allen in Orange, CA

    2018-10-15

  • ★★★★★ - "Great work, matched the color and type of roof with new ridge caps and painted the roof pipes."

    Gary G., Roof Installation in Huntington Beach, CA

    2017-12-11

  • ★★★★★ - "I have already recommended McKay's roofing to one neighbor, and my boss. He did an excellent job and is 100% trustworthy!"

    Paula M., Roofing in Norco, CA

    2017-12-11

  • ★★★★★ - "very professional"

    Dale S., Tile Roofs in Huntington Beach, CA

    2017-12-11

  • ★★★★★ - "Responded promptly, kept promised schedule."

    PaulaK., Shingle Roofs in San Juan Capistrano, CA

    2017-12-11

  • ★★★★★ - "Responded quickly with quick work of the project"

    AudreyW., Roof Repair in Corona, CA

    2017-12-11

  • ★★★★★ - "Very quick responseand service. Reasonable price compared to others"

    Jessica Le, Tile Roofs in Orange, CA

  • ★★★★★ - "They were good."

    Wafaa H., Roof Repair in Newport Beach, CA

  • ★★★★★ - "Gave a good estimate, showed up on time, eager to get the work done, did the job as stated, did not take as long as the expected and so I paid a little less than the estimate. Great Job!"

    Ronald W., Roofing in Corona, CA

  • ★★★★★ - "Mike McKay was professional. He gave me a reasonable quote and emailed me pictures of all the problem areas. His worker was polite. When I asked him to go over the work done based on the pictures he was compliant and polite."

    Kathy B., Tile Roofs in Corona, CA

  • ★★★★★ - "I requested an estimate from Mike McKay and he was able to come the next day. The estimate was extremely thorough and included photos of my roof to illustrate the issues I had. He was very responsive when unseasonal storms hit and had my roof repaired very quickly. My experience with Mike and his company was excellent. I'm recommending him to all my friends."

    Victoria C., Roofing in Corona, CA

  • ★★★★★ - "Fixed our roof and trim. Very professional. Neighbor hired them to fix their roof."

    Beth Buckey, Roofing in Corona, CA

  • ★★★★★ - "Good"

    Sue Chuang, Tile Roofs in Mission Viejo, CA

  • ★★★★☆ - "Very quick response and service. Reasonable price compared to others"

    Jessica Le, Roof Repair in Orange, CA

  • ★★★★★ - "Very professional. Trustworthy."

    Dennis R., Shingle Roofs in Mission Viejo, CA

  • ★★★★★ - "Mike came by and took pictures, reviewed the pictures with us with the work that needs to be done. The next day, he emailed us the pictures with the estimate. He did the work quickly and left the area clean. We will continue to use this company for yearly roof checkup and repairs."

    Lakshmi Y., Roofing in Aliso Viejo, CA

  • ★★★★★ - "Repair completed in less than a week. Very professional."

    Mark B., Roof Repair in Irvine, CA

  • ★★★★★ - "Of all the work we have had done to our home this was the quickest and most efficient. The McKay roofing team is amazing."

    Jerry F., Roofing in Anaheim, CA

  • ★★★★★ - "The repairs have not been tested with a rainstorm yet, but I have every confidence that the work was done well. Not the cheapest guys, but I wanted it done right."

    Mark W., Roof Repair in Corona, CA

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    2017-05-04

  • ★★★★★ - "Mike McKay was very prompt in getting me an estimate and showed up very quickly to have his crew do the work. The added feature is that he took photos of the work in progress so I have a better idea of what was done. Also was provided with a 2-year warranty."

    Ivan T., Tile Roofs in Corona, CA

  • ★★★★★ - "Excellent work, very professional!"

    Michael L., Roofing in Corona, CA

  • ★★★★★ - "Mike provided the estimate and did a final review of the work, which involved a complete re-papering and tile resetting of an entire section of the roof, including the addition of a few new dormer vents. His crew was hard working and professional. Overall, I was very happy, particularly with the quality. I was especially happy to find out that they do an annual inspection to maintain the roof integrity and life of the warranty. I highly recommend them and would use them again if I need any roof work in the future."

    Bernard P., Tile Roofs in Trabuco Canyon, CA

  • ★★★★★ - "We were very pleased with the work. They were very professional and excellent cleanup."

    Tom & Kathy B., Roof Repair in Corona, CA

  • ★★★★★ - "Quick to respond. Thorough. Excellent clean up. 5 star all the way."

    James F., Shingle Roofs in Riverside, CA

  • ★★★★★ - "Prompt, great work and very professional!"

    Kathi H., Tile Roofs in Placentia, CA

  • ★★★★★ - "Quick estimate and quick repair once they were hired."

    Keith W., Roof Repair in Corona, CA

    2017-03-28

  • ★★★★★ - "Mike is thoroughly professional, friendly, courteous. He appreciates your business and it shows in his performance. On time for the estimate, on time for the work, all work completed on time. Left no mess."

    Glenn M., Roofing in Orange, CA

  • ★★★★★ - "Mike , came out ,looked at the job and gave me an Estimate. I told him O.K. you got the Job. His personnel attention and advise ,sold me. His men showed up on time ,did a Great job.I am vary happy with the workmanship. I look forward to working again with Mike. He is 5 Star in my book."

    Joe B., Roofing in Stanton, CA

  • ★★★★★ - "Mike McKay was out to inspect my leak by6 pmof the day I called, the day after the rainstorm. Took pictures, explained what he thought was happening, explained my options, & gave me an estimate. Very competent, quick, business-like. His personal attention & advice sold me, too, like Joe B. I hope the patch works. Waiting for more rain. When it wears out, I'll get a new roof from him."

    Kay R., Roof Repair in Capistrano Beach, CA

  • ★★★★★ - "Quick estimate, no surprises, great work provided."

    Matt M., Shingle Roofs in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

    2017-02-24

  • ★★★★★ - "It was a great relief to find such great service. Mike was prompt, took pictures and went over what could be done. Within a day Tom, Mike's brother, did the work and took after pictures. Great services, work and pleasure to work with."

    Diane O., Roofing in Corona, CA

  • ★★★★★ - "McKay's is the best roofing company I have ever used for a roof repair! After one call I got an immediate response from Mike. He came out and checked my roof, took pictures to show needed repairs, and gave me a fair quote. The next week the repairs were completed."

    Greg B., Roof Repair in Huntington Beach, CA

  • ★★★★★ - "Still pending completion. So far all is good. "

    Customer in Trabuco Canyon, CA

    2016-10-18

  • ★★★★★ - "They were very friendly, professional, and did great work! "

    Elizabeth O. in Corona, CA

    2016-10-18

  • ★★★★★ - "Will really find out when it rains..Mike is VERY professional. "

    Tom D. in Newport Beach, CA

    2016-10-18

  • ★★★★★ - "Great experience. Good communication, very professional, and expedited the job. Would recommend to everyone I know. "

    Customer in Corona, CA

    2016-10-18

  • ★★★★★ - "They called me very shortly after by request was posted, and came to give an estimate within a few hours. Their bid was substantially better than the others I got. The work was done the following day at the appointed time. They cleaned up the area upon completing their work. The job consisted of replacing broken tiles, resetting some ridgecap tiles, fixing some flashing, and re-cementing about 20' of the roof-wall interface. "

    Dale J. in Irvine, CA

    2016-10-18

  • ★★★★★ - "Mckay's Roofing did a great job at a fair price. I would use them again."

    Richard B., Shingle Roofs in Mission Viejo, CA

    2016-10-12

  • ★★★★★ - "Mike recently did a roof repair for a house in Yorba Linda for me. I really appreciated Mike's personal attention and timeliness with both estimating and completing the job. He made all his commitments and his guys did a quality job. I would definitely recommend him and use him again."

    Stephen J., Roof Repair in Yorba Linda, CA

    2016-10-12

  • ★★★★★ - "Fast, responsible, reliable, reasonably priced. Will call again!"

    M Berman, Tile Roofs in Corona, CA

    2016-10-12

  • ★★★★★ - "They were very prompt and did my repair in only 4 hrs. Mr. McKay inspected the job before he asked for payment. He takes pride in the work his company does."

    Carolyne F., Roof Repair in Huntington Beach, CA

    2016-10-12

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  • ★★★★★ - "The project was top notch. They responded quickly and showed up on time. Final project turned out great!"

    Tina J., Roof Installation in Corona, CA

    2016-06-10

  • ★★★★★ - "We were pleased by the prompt response. Friends having roof repair issues have waited months to get work done, and ours was completed within a week."

    John Centeno on Roof Repairs in San Clemente, CA

    2016-06-10

  • ★★★★★ - "Mike is a really nice guy and his crew is great. We have hired them twice now and he didn't charge us the 2nd time. Honest, fair prices, fast work and they clean up after themselves."

    Julie I. in Anaheim, CA

    2016-06-10

  • ★★★★★ - "Mike McKay is a very professional individual and delivers what he promises."

    Robbie S. in Laguna Niguel, CA

    2016-05-11

  • ★★★★★ - "Quick to respond to inquiry, professional, will hire him again for next home project. I am a realtor and will recommend him to others. I am keeping his number."

    Lupe B. in San Juan Capistrano, CA

    2016-05-11

  • ★★★★★ - "Care about customer and relationship. Responsive and professional Trustworthy and good follow up"

    Nanu D. in Orange, CA

    2016-05-11

  • ★★★★★ - "Came to my house on a rainy day when not feeling well and my roof was leaking.. Mike was quick and professional. We made an appointment for him to come back and finish the roof job, but he did stop the leak temporarily for me."

    David C., Roofing Repair in Corona, CA

    2016-05-11

  • ★★★★★ - "Mike and his team were on time, very professional and did a great job. I would definitely use him again."

    Phil R. in Yorba Linda, CA

    2016-05-11

  • ★★★★★ - "Mike came out to quote me the same day I called him and his brother was out before the end of the week to complete our roof repair. I'm very satisfied with their service and quickness!"

    Joe C., Roofing Repair in Corona, CA

    2016-05-11

  • ★★★★★ - "Everything I was told, actually happened. Callbacks, project schedule, price...everything played out just as explained to me upfront. So refreshing in working with a contractor."Shaw K. in Aliso Viejo, CA"

    Anonymous in Aliso Viejo, CA

    2016-05-11

  • ★★★★★ - "He went out of his way for me in double quick time because there was a rainstorm on the way. He resolved the whole problem with roof."

    Leslie E. in Laguna Niguel, CA

    2015-12-21

  • ★★★★★ - "Tom took his time in removing the existing slate roof to get to the valley over my garage, which was leaking. He installed new paper, feathered the paper over the valley, and new flashing around the vent pipes. The roof looks great and I know I won't have problems with it leaking in the future. I would recommend them to anyone who needs their roof repaired."

    Marla R. in Corona, CA

    2015-12-21

  • ★★★★★ - "Mike came out and was knowledgeable took pictures and showed me the issues, he did the work and was honest."

    Gregory O. in Trabuco Canyon, CA

    2015-12-21

  • ★★★★★ - "They came out the very next morning despite it was still raining out. (My leak caused $5k in damages). They couldn't fix immediately, but covered the hole to slow leak. Tom took lots of photos and explained all of the problems in detail with each picture. I decided to re-roof half the house because the tar paper was already 21 years old and didn't want this to happen again. Tom did the repair a few days later. He worked 3 full days on it and the price was very good. He then cleaned up and showed pictures of the repair. I'd highly recommend, I'll definitely use them again when needed."

    Jeff M. in Corona, CA

    2015-12-21

  • ★★★★★ - "They were quick to respond, out the next day to survey, priced incredibly reasonable, and back two days later to repair. Also, I was not home during the repair, so they sent me pictures of each step of the repair via email. They are my roofers from now on. Highly recommend."

    Jenny B. in Corona, CA

    2015-12-21

  • ★★★★★ - "Honesty and integrity."

    Barbara W. in Huntington Beach, CA

    2015-12-21

  • ★★★★★ - "Great job! Came out and estimate. It was very fair. Since it was raining that day, he came back to make the minor repairs. Very satisfied and will certainly call back!"

    Nathan J. in Corona, CA

    2015-12-21

  • ★★★★★ - "He was a very nice person, worked non stop .Gave me a 2 yr. gaurantee. Just have to wait until it rains, but at the moment I am satisfied and happy with the service and work."

    Hector Altamirano A. in Corona, CA

    2015-12-21

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  • ★★★★★ - "Quick response and quality job."

    Lisha W. in Corona, CA

    2015-12-21

  • ★★★★★ - "Very pleased with the work and customer service."

    Judi S. in Norco, CA

    2015-12-21

  • ★★★★★ - "DID A GREAT JOB."

    Phil D. in Orange, CA

    2015-12-21

  • ★★★★★ - "Did great work for a reasonable price. Started work later than stated but completed in a timely manner. Very satisfied."

    Anonymous in Corona, CA

    2015-12-21

  • ★★★★★ - "Mike is very knowledgeable and professional. Arrived on time and after assessing the job, he provided me couple of options. The repairs was well done and as such I would highly recommend him for a roofing job."

    John N. in Corona, CA

    2015-12-21

  • ★★★★★ - "I appreciated McKay's honesty and helpfulness in assessing the damage done to our roof. I got a good and fair quote from McKay, so I hired them to have our roof repaired. I will use McKay's again for my future roofing needs."

    Roof Repair in Lake Forest, CA

    2015-09-04

  • ★★★★★ - "Quick efficient work performed to may expectations."

    Anonymous in Yorba Linda, CA

    2015-09-04

  • ★★★★★ - "Mike McKay made this job very easy for me - answered my posting on Home Advisor immediately, provided a detailed estimate (no hidden costs), answered all questions fully, scheduled the job promptly, and completed it in the stated time. Roof looks great. Would definitely recommend this roofer."

    John G. in Costa Mesa, CA

    2015-09-04

  • ★★★★★ - "Congenial and hard working."

    Carl C. in Corona, CA

    2015-09-04

  • ★★★★★ - "Mike was very reliable and helpful. He came when he said he would and the work was done when he said it would."

    Adrienne B. in Laguna Niguel, CA

    2015-09-04

  • "Knowledgeable and professional. Explained what was needed to be done and why."

    Matt H. in Irvine, CA

  • ★★★★★ - "I have yet to get the job done. So far only working from the estimate. Based on that alone and the explanation of work that is required. I went with McKay's since he pointed out somethings that would need to be done where the others never asked or said anything about the termite damage. It was an addition step which would be easiest to accomplish while repairing my roof. I appreciated the insight and suggestion made by Mike. Wasn't the cheapest of the bunch but was knowledgeable and took the time to explain what he felt needed to be done. Everyone was within a couple hundred dollars and Mike backed up his work with a 5 year guarantee."

    Greig E. in Newport Beach, CA

    2015-08-21

  • ★★★★★ - "Extremely prompt, courteous and thorough! It was nice to have a pleasant experience on a repair!"

    Steve D. in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

    2015-08-21

  • ★★★★★ - "He knew exactly what the problem was, quoted a price and got the job done. Really appreciate the honesty and timeliness, and price."

    William N. in Stanton, CA

    2015-08-21

  • ★★★★★ - "Very quick response!"

    John W. in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

    2015-08-21

  • ★★★★★ - "Job well done. He did what he said he would and guaranteed it for 2 yrs. very knowledgeable about repairing tile roofs."

    Jim L. in Corona, CA

    2015-08-21

  • ★★★★★ - "Great service excellent clean up everything very speedy great value"

    Kathy K. in Corona, CA

    2015-08-21

  • ★★★★★ - "Mike was very professional and did a fantastic job repairing a leak in our chimney"

    Christy J. in San Juan Capistrano, CA

    2015-08-21

  • ★★★★★ - "Good company. Fair and quick/quality work."

    Anonymous in Trabuco Canyon, CA

    2015-08-07

  • ★★★★★ - "Great work, matched the color and type of roof with new ridge caps and painted the roof pipes."

    Gary G. in Huntington Beach, CA

    2015-08-07

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  • ★★★★★ - "I have already recommended McKay's roofing to one neighbor, and my boss. He did an excellent job and is 100% trustworthy!"

    Paula M. in Norco, CA

    2015-08-07

  • ★★★★★ - "I requested an estimate from Mike McKay and he was able to come the next day. The estimate was extremely thorough and included photos of my roof to illustrate the issues I had. He was very responsive when unseasonal storms hit and had my roof repaired very quickly. My experience with Mike and his company was excellent. I'm recommending him to all my friends."

    Victoria C. in Corona, CA

    2015-08-07

  • ★★★★★ - "Very professional. Trustworthy."

    Dennis R. in Mission Viejo, CA

    2015-08-07

  • "Mike came by and took pictures, reviewed the pictures with us with the work that needs to be done. The next day, he emailed us the pictures with the estimate. He did the work quickly and left the area clean. We will continue to use this company for yearly roof checkup and repairs."

    Lakshmi Y. inAliso Viejo, CA

  • ★★★★★ - "Fast and easy"

    Laura F. in Corona, CA

    2015-08-07

  • ★★★★★ - "Repair completed in less than a week. Very professional."

    Mark B. in Irvine, CA

    2015-08-07

  • ★★★★★ - "The repairs have not been tested with a rainstorm yet, but I have every confidence that the work was done well. Not the cheapest guys, but I wanted it done right."

    Mark W. in Corona, CA

    2015-08-07

  • ★★★★★ - "I liked their work and would recommend them to friends."

    Richard P. in Lake Forest, CA

    2015-03-30

  • ★★★★★ - "Mike was very professional and fixed our roofing issues. We would definitely recommend Mike/McKay's Roofing to anyone, and will be using them in the future when we are ready to replace our roof."

    Melissa B. in Yorba Linda, CA

    2015-03-30

  • ★★★★★ - "This is the second time I used McKay Roofing, because the first time was perfect!! This time was perfect also! Should my friends and relatives need repairs to their roofs, I suggest McKay Roofing 100%."

    Virginia S. in Costa Mesa, CA

    2015-03-30

  • ★★★★★ - "Very professional. They provides the quote, the certificate of insurance and performed the work on schedule and on budget. No surprises. I would recommend them and will use them on my next roofing project."

    Robbie F. in Trabuco Canyon, CA

    2015-03-23

  • ★★★★★ - "No nonsense, responsive and finished the job ahead of time. I would hire them again without hesitation."

    Tony F. in San Juan, CA

    2015-03-23

  • ★★★★★ - "Very professional dealings. Kept to schedule. Cleaned up debris and hauled it away. Provided before and after photos."

    Anonymous in Trabuco Canyon, CA

    2015-03-23

  • ★★★★★ - "Mike called right away and was available to help me with my short fused project at a moments notice. He completed the repair exactly as promised and even took before and after pictures to explain in detail the work he completed. very pleased and would hire again."

    Ron P. in Lake Forest, CA

    2015-03-23

  • ★★★★★ - "We were very pleased with our experience with McKay roofing. We dealt directly with the owner himself - Mike is very professional, does quality work and is one sexy beast!!!!!!"

    Shelly Stephenson Mathews

    2013-03-27

  • ★★★★★ - "They came in , inspected the roof and found 2 areas not found by others. They did the original job was as well as 2 or 3 other trouble areas. Cost was about the same as other bids we had received. Great service."

    Carole P. in Newport Beach, CA

    2013-03-19

  • ★★★★★ - "Finding an honest, accountable roofer who does excellent work has long been the holy grail of home improvement. I own more than one home, have worked with many roofers over the years, and i've finally found one I feel comfortable recommending: McKay Roofing in Orange County, CA."

    Bill V. in Laguna Niguel, CA

    2013-03-19

  • ★★★★★ - "Mike (McKay) was fantastic. He showed up to give the estimate when promised, was prompt on completing the project once I awarded his company the work, and couldn't beat his pricing. I would highly recommend to anyone else who has roofing work to be done."

    Duane P. in Mission Viejo, CA

    2013-03-19

  • FAQs

    How much does a metal roof cost in California? ›

    The roofing material itself ranges from $400 to $3,000 per square (100 square feet), or $4 to $30 per square foot. Aluminum roofs are the most affordable while copper roofs cost the highest, on average. Other metal roof cost factors include roof style, size, and labor. Demand for roofing has grown over the past year.

    Are metal roofs worth the extra money? ›

    The results of the study showed that metal roofs renovated with standing seam metal roofing recoup 85% to 95% of the costs. These gains in resale value amount to 1% to 6%, respectively, over homes roofed with asphalt shingles.

    Are metal roofs good for coastal areas? ›

    Yes! Metal panels, contrary to popular belief, are an excellent choice for coastal communities. While most metal roofing and siding systems will perform admirably in the harsh environments of these regions, there are some options that will provide better protection, durability, and cost savings than others.

    Does a metal roof devalue a house? ›

    Metal roofing is one of the most durable and longest-lasting roofing materials on the market, but its benefits don't stop there. From energy efficiency to curb appeal to insurance discounts, the strength and style of a new metal roof can increase home value by up to 6%.

    Does metal roof make house hotter? ›

    Because metal roofs have a low thermal mass, they reflect light and heat rather than absorbing it like asphalt shingles. This means that rather than making your home hotter during the summer months, metal roofing actually helps keep it cool, increasing the energy efficiency of your home.

    Is it cheaper to put a metal roof or shingles? ›

    Not only do the metal panels themselves cost more than asphalt shingles, but a metal roof also requires more skill and labor to install. You can actually expect the cost of a metal roof to be more than double or triple the cost of an asphalt shingle roof.

    Do metal roofs affect WIFI? ›

    If your internet service is provided by a cable service or satellite dish, a metal roof will not have any impact on your Wi-Fi signal within your home.

    Can you put a metal roof over shingles? ›

    Yes, it's possible to put metal roofing over shingles. Before you get started on your project, though, you will need to check with your local building department to see if they'll allow you to. Some areas will only allow re-roofing over one layer of shingles while others will allow over two layers.

    Do you need gutters with a metal roof? ›

    Overall, it's highly recommended that you install a gutter system with any type of roof, including metal roofing. Gutters help to prevent water-related issues and protect your home from those same issues.

    Is a metal roof noisy when it rains? ›

    We'll get right to the point–no, metal roofs are not loud in the rain. Preventing sounds from hitting hard, flat surfaces is key to noise reduction. A flat, uncoated sheet of metal–like the smooth surface of a drum–has no way to shorten the prolonged sound reflection, known as reverberation.

    How many years do metal roofs last? ›

    On Average... The average metal roof will last between 40-70 years. Some materials, like copper roofing, will last even longer — with some copper roofs dating back over 100 years. There are also a number of factors that can increase the longevity of your roof, as well as decrease it.

    Can you have a dish with a metal roof? ›

    Metal Roofing and Wi-Fi

    The best way to assure that your Wi-Fi is strong in a home with a metal roof is to use a dish or satellite based provider. Since the signal is captured on the exterior of your home with these types of providers, it will not be affected by a metal roof.

    Do metal roofs cause poor cell reception? ›

    Despite what you may have heard, metal roofs do not disrupt cell service. That said, this misinformation probably comes from the fact that your metal roof can worsen existing service problems. If a utility tower sits close to a home or business with a metal roof, then you may experience interruptions to your service.

    Do metal roofs need ice and water shield? ›

    If you live in an area that gets cold in the winter and sees plenty of precipitation throughout the year, then you probably should install an ice and water shield under your metal roof. For most roofing projects, two types of underlayment are needed, the first being an ice and water shield.

    Do metal roofs leak more than shingles? ›

    Do Metal Roofs Leak More Than Shingles? If installed incorrectly, metal roofs have the potential to leak more than shingles. However, if you find an experienced contractor who can install it correctly, metal roofs shed snow and ice to prevent moisture buildup.

    Do metal roofs attract lightning? ›

    Extensive research has proven that metal roofing is no more likely to attract a lightning strike than any other type of roofing material. In fact, as a non-combustible material with the highest Class A fire-resistance rating, metal roofing is one of the best materials for homes in lightning-prone regions.

    Can you walk on a metal roof? ›

    Most metal roofs are manufactured and installed in such a way as to be safe to walk across without the worry of damaging the roof. You might mark or scuff the finish or paint on your metal roof, but average foot traffic shouldn't significantly impact the longevity or performance of your metal roof.

    What color metal roof is the most energy efficient? ›

    The most energy-efficient metal roof color is anything in a light shade. Lighter colored metal roofs reflect more heat than darker colored metal roofs, reducing your energy costs in warmer months.

    Will snow stay on a metal roof? ›

    Insulation and heat preservation

    An important feature that adds quality to metal roofing is that they are terrific insulators. The fact that metal and steel roofs allow water and snow to easily slide off innately makes them ideal for insulation and preserving heat.

    Are metal roofs slippery to walk on? ›

    Because of the nature of metal roofs, they are more slippery than other roofing products, so wearing the correct footwear is a necessity. Our experts recommend soft rubber shoes that have a lot of grip. They should feel somewhat sticky when you step on the roof, especially on hot days.

    What color is best for metal roof? ›

    Muted shades are going to be the best bet here, so stick with things like black, brown, and gray. Blue is also a good option, but don't choose bright shades. Blue exteriors rely on cooler shades, and the roof should complement that color. Blacks and grays are the best choices.

    Do metal roofs leak? ›

    Few Roofing Products offer the durability, strength, and performance of metal roofing. That being said metal roofs aren't indestructible and they can leak.

    What type of roof lasts the longest? ›

    Roofing material that lasts the longest are concrete, clay or slate tiles. These materials significantly outperform other natural products like wood shakes or any manufactured roofing materials including asphalt shingles and metal roofing.

    How loud are metal roofs? ›

    A metal roof is going to be at least 50 decibels louder than an asphalt roof. If you decide to upgrade and add the insulation boards, you could cut the noise in half. Your metal roof is always going to be louder than the other roof types.

    Do cell phones work under metal roofs? ›

    Many people ask if a metal roof could be the cause of their poor cell phone reception at home. Well, the short answer is no, it isn't! There is no evidence that a metal roof disrupts the signal for your phone any more than another material.

    Are metal roofs bad in heat? ›

    Materials that are good at reflecting radiant heat are much better for keeping your home cool. That's the biggest advantage metal roofs have when it comes to heat gain - they reflect radiant energy much better than other roofing materials, like asphalt shingles.

    Do you need roof vents for metal roof? ›

    Proper ventilation is needed to ensure the energy efficiency a metal roof provides. An effectively ventilated metal roof helps to prevent energy waste and excess cooling cost that can occur when attic heat builds up with.

    Do you need plywood under a metal roof? ›

    Some might choose to skip using underlayment to save money. However, the metal roof underlayment acts as an added layer of protection. You can save money by using underlayment because it will help you avoid problems that would need to be fixed. The short answer is yes, your metal roof does need underlayment .

    Do metal roofs need a drip edge? ›

    If you are installing a metal roof, a drip edge is not required, especially if the roof is at a slant and installed to hang over an inch. Doing this will help direct the water away from the fascia. However, while it's not necessary to have a drip edge, it is often highly recommended anyway.

    Why do metal roofs not have vents? ›

    Metal roofs use static ventilation, which promotes natural airflow. In other words, it doesn't need to rely on fans or other methods to allow for proper air movement.

    Do you need a vapor barrier under a metal roof? ›

    To avoid condensation buildup with your metal roof, you will need to have a moisture barrier in place. When the air in the home is warmer than the air outside, condensation will collect. If the roof system is not ventilated properly, condensation can also collect.

    Is a metal roof better that shingles? ›

    Metal roofing is durable and routinely lasts 2-4 times longer than shingles. Homeowners like the idea of buying only one more roof in their life instead of potentially several. Metal roofing outperforms shingles in cases of hail and other severe weather events.

    Do metal roofs rust? ›

    Metal does rust – as do old roofs made of tin, aluminum, and steel. With the right protective coating, a metal roof can fight against oxidation and the formation of rust.

    Is condensation a problem with metal roofs? ›

    Metal Roofing: Good Installation and Ventilation Means No Condensation. When installed on standard residential construction consisting of typical attic insulation, proper and well-functioning ventilation, and roof decking, metal roofs do not pose a condensation risk.

    Are metal roofs slippery when wet? ›

    Plan the day you need to get on your metal roof around the weather. You NEVER want to get on your roof when there's precipitation in the forecast because metal can get extremely slippy in rainy conditions.

    What is the upkeep of a metal roof? ›

    Failing to periodically check (and replace if needed) the flashing around your metal roof's penetrations will lead to a roof leak. But other than that, cleaning is the only other general maintenance needed, and that's a personal choice for each customer.

    Do metal roofs dent from hail? ›

    It's a common myth that metal roofing will be dented or compromised by almost any hail event it comes in contact with. This is actually untrue. In fact, most hailstorms don't produce hailstones large enough to affect a metal roof.

    How often do you put screws in a metal roof? ›

    Lap screws are spaced 12” to 18” on center. The panel screws are spaced out so that every third corrugation has a screw including both sides of the panel sidelap.

    Can a tree go through a metal roof? ›

    Metal roofs have waterproof finishes that may scratch as easily as a shingle can from a fallen branch. Metal roofs may also dent under the pressure of a tree. In the end, all roofing materials can be damaged by a tree. The best course of action is to practice proper tree management to prevent roof damage.

    Can you drink water off a metal roof? ›

    Metal - A properly coated metal roof is good for drinking water collection. However, if the metal is a bare zinc surface this can leach into your water and cause contamination.

    Do metal roofs work with solar panels? ›

    But the answer is a resounding “yes” – you can absolutely install solar panels on a metal roof.”

    What is the biggest problem with metal roofs? ›

    Life happens around your metal panels. Scratches, nicks, and scuffs can occur from falling objects, severe weather storms, or even during installation. Most paint systems and finishes are extremely tough and will resist this aesthetic issue. Although, sometimes life just happens and these issues can't be prevented.

    What happens when lightning hits metal roof? ›

    Metal is a great conductor of electricity. When lightning strikes a metal roof it's conducted away fast toward the ground or another nearby conductor. Metal is also a non-combustible material. Lightning produces intense heat, and often this heat can cause fires on the roof or inside the house.

    What underlayment should be used under metal roofing? ›

    The traditional and most common material used for roof underlayment on a steep-slope metal roof is non-perforated, asphalt-impregnated felt underlayment. There are several types of felt underlayment including both organic reinforced and inorganic reinforced.

    Can you use Tyvek under a metal roof? ›

    DuPont Tyvek Protec 120 Roof Underlayment is an engineered synthetic roofing underlayment with industry-leading walkability. It is ideal for slopes 2:12 or higher and can be used under a variety of roofing materials, including asphalt shingles, cedar or metal roof cladding.

    Do you have to shovel a metal roof? ›

    Roofing material can change the number of times a roof needs to be shoveled, too. A metal roof often sheds snow quite easily, but a shingled roof tends to have more ice damn issues. A roof manufacturing warranty will likely have limitations on the amount of snow that can be on the roof before the warranty is void.

    Is it better to have a metal or shingle roof? ›

    If you have a smaller budget and don't mind the idea that you'll have to replace the roof in 15-20 years, a shingle roof is your better option. Or, if you have more money to put down at one time or want the peace of mind that your roof won't need to be replaced for at least 60 years, a metal roof is the best choice.

    Do metal roofs withstand high winds? ›

    In wind uplift tests, metal roofs earn a 140-mph wind rating, according to the Metal Roofing Alliance, and some can withstand gusts up to 180 mph.

    Do homes with metal roofs get worse cell service? ›

    Despite what you may have heard, metal roofs do not disrupt cell service. That said, this misinformation probably comes from the fact that your metal roof can worsen existing service problems. If a utility tower sits close to a home or business with a metal roof, then you may experience interruptions to your service.

    What's the lifespan of a metal roof? ›

    The average metal roof will last between 40-70 years. Some materials, like copper roofing, will last even longer — with some copper roofs dating back over 100 years. There are also a number of factors that can increase the longevity of your roof, as well as decrease it.

    Is a metal roof a problem with lightning? ›

    Extensive research has proven that metal roofing is no more likely to attract a lightning strike than any other type of roofing material. In fact, as a non-combustible material with the highest Class A fire-resistance rating, metal roofing is one of the best materials for homes in lightning-prone regions.

    Do metal roofs help with snow? ›

    Metal Prevents Snow Accumulation

    The surface of a metal roof is slick and allows snow to slide off of it easier than other roofing materials. For example, snow will not slide off an asphalt shingle roof and would have to be shoveled off if a very heavy accumulation occurred to avoid damage to the roof.

    Is it OK to put a metal roof over shingles? ›

    Yes, it's possible to put metal roofing over shingles. Before you get started on your project, though, you will need to check with your local building department to see if they'll allow you to. Some areas will only allow re-roofing over one layer of shingles while others will allow over two layers.

    Are metal roofs more likely to leak? ›

    Few Roofing Products offer the durability, strength, and performance of metal roofing. That being said metal roofs aren't indestructible and they can leak. Here are 5 common reasons even properly installed metal roofs can leak. Roofing screws are responsible for the majority of leaks on metal roofs.

    Should metal roofs have gutters? ›

    Overall, it's highly recommended that you install a gutter system with any type of roof, including metal roofing. Gutters help to prevent water-related issues and protect your home from those same issues.

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