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Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How do I choose the right metal roofing system?
    There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the best metal roofing material for a given structure will depend on several specific factors. Some common factors to consider when choosing a roofing material include cost, material strength, weight, sustainability, energy efficiency, recyclability, and maintenance.
  • My home will look better with metal roofing, won't it?
    Yes, Diamond Star Roofings have a line of stone-coated metal roofing products that were architecturally designed to feature thick-cut edges that provide the dimensionality of asphalt shingles. Various colors to choose from to match your style can make your roof look as beautiful as the common roofing materials used today.
  • Do metal roofs affect a home's resale value?
    According to Realtors, a metal roof can improve a home's resale value by 1-6 percent more than an asphalt shingle roof. Furthermore, you will be able to recover about 85 percent of the roof cost in increased resale value.
  • Corrosion and rust are common problems with metal roofs?
    Most metal roofs have protective paint systems or coatings specifically engineered to resist corrosion, but some circumstances could cause it. Make sure to read the warranty or product specs thoroughly to determine if you’re in a location that could be subject to premature corrosion.
  • Is metal roofing compatible with my existing roof?
    Yes! You can almost always lay a new metal roof over an existing shingle roof. One of the many factors contributing to the popularity of metal roofs is that they can be installed without entirely taking off the existing roof, which is time-consuming and expensive.
  • How heavy are metal roofs, and will they weigh down my building?
    Many think metal roofs must be heavier, but they are usually much lighter than asphalt composition shingles. Asphalt roofs weigh on average 5lbs per square foot, while metal roofs weigh 1.6lbs per square foot on average.
  • Is it more expensive to have a metal roof than a composition roof?
    As a one-time cost, metal roofing is more expensive.). One metal roof can last 60+ years, whereas an asphalt shingle roof only lasts 15-20 years, so metal roofing is typically less expensive in the long term.
  • How long is the warranty on a metal roof?
    At Diamond Star Roofing, we offer a Lifetime Limited Warranty that covers wind up to 120 miles per hour and hailstones up to 2.5 inches in diameter.
  • Are metal roofs louder than other types of roofing?
    No! Thanks to recent technological advances, some metal roofing materials have a noise reduction rating of up to 40%. Approximately 50% more insulation is present in a metal roof installation than in asphalt shingle roof installations.
  • Is it likely that lightning will strike these roofs?
    Lightning can be unpredictable, but it is more likely to strike taller objects. Metal roofs are not more likely to be struck by lightning, even if made with the same materials as lightning rods.
  • Does metal roofing reduce the cost of my home insurance?
    Metal roofing systems are less likely to sustain damage from hail, a windstorm, and house fires, so insurance companies favor them. And fewer claims, the lower your insurance premiums.
  • What kind of roof lasts the longest?
    A roof made of metal or tile typically lasts longer than a roof made of asphalt shingles. Contact Diamond Star Roofing for Metal roof installation.
  • What is the best roof for high winds and hot climate?
    A metal roof is the best roof for high winds and hot climates in Houston.
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