Metal Roofing: Answers to Local questions by the Local experts.

August 28, 2020

When you need to learn about a new subject, where do you turn?

Do you visit the library, ask your friends, or Google? While Googling is great for getting a quick answer, sometimes you need a local authority on the matter. That’s where we come in.

Combining Classic Metal Roofing Systems’ manufacturing excellence with our trusted local installation and service, Aluminum Shake Roofing is your local connection to roofing experience and quality. We are right here in Honolulu to help you with reliable information and answers.

With this in mind, here are several of the most popular questions the internet has about metal roofing and our answers for Oahu homeowners.

Is a metal roofing worth it?

To answer this question, you need to think about the total cost of owning your roof. When you buy a roof, you pay for the materials and installation, but you also pay for future maintenance and eventual replacement. While metal roofing costs more to install than asphalt shingles, it won’t require maintenance or replacement as quickly as an asphalt roof and is much more energy-efficient. If you examine the total cost, a metal roof is more expensive at first but is an investment that pays off in the long-term.

Can you put a metal roof over shingles?

Yes, you can install a metal roof over asphalt shingles. We will check your local building codes and your roof first, but metal roofing is often installed right over the old roofing, saving you from expensive tear-off costs. Metal roofing is very light, so installing it over old asphalt shingles poses no structural risk. Roofing over existing shingles is also much more environmentally friendly. Most of our roofing jobs involve roofing over existing shingles, saving money for the homeowner, and reducing landfill waste.

Does a metal roof make your house hotter?

No. Our metal roofs cool your house down. Our high-quality metal roofs have a reflective coating that bounces heat from the sun away from your house. They reduce your energy costs by up to 20% yearly and drop the temperature of your attic. While asphalt shingles make your home hotter, metal roofing cools things down.

How does Aluminum Shake metal roofing deal with severe island weather?

Our properly installed metal roofs can face winds of over 100 mph and remain intact. As for hurricanes and tropical storms, we’ve had homeowners send us pictures of their roof still attached, and the rest of the house badly damaged. Our roofs are some of the toughest you can buy.

For a personalized experience focused on finding the best roofing solution for your Honoluluhome, talk to us.

We are dedicated to building a local relationship with you, walking you through the process of measuring and analyzing your home, finding the right type and color of roofing, and working with our qualified and professional installers.