Aluminum roofing questions: what you need to know

With the growing prevalence of metal roofing options right now, confusion is a common feeling. Metal roofs have been somewhat common for businesses in the past and present. However, they have not been as common on homes until now. Most people are familiar with many homes having asphalt shingles that need to be replaced all too frequently. Luckily for these people, there is a better but somewhat unknown option: aluminum roofing. Aluminum roofing questions are very common because it is a very new type of roofing.

Even though Aluminum Lock Roofing has been providing amazing aluminum roofs to our customers for over 50 years now, we understand that not everyone is familiar with this amazing roofing material. Not being familiar with something often brings a lot of questions, so we will be answering some of the most common ones in an effort to help you understand why aluminum roofing is the way of the future.

Aluminum roofing questions

Is aluminum roofing worth it?

Aluminum roofing is a premium roofing option that is bound to last for many years, so yes, it is worth it! While it can be a larger investment than you would normally put down on a new roof, aluminum roofing offers much more value. You will not have to replace an aluminum roof due to the amazing durability that is instilled in each individual shingle. Aluminum roofing not only provides value in terms of savings on heating and cooling bills, but it also adds a uniquely beautiful look to your home. If you choose to go with an aluminum roof, your home will standout for the next 50 or more years.  

How do I know if I need an aluminum roof?

If you look at your traditional asphalt roof and you are missing shingles, it is time to invest in an aluminum roof. With asphalt shingles, you would have to get on your roof and tear your old shingles off one by one. But with an aluminum roof, you can simply install the aluminum shingles directly on top of the old shingles if you please. Our Aluma-Lock locking technology comes standard on every shingle and is very easy to install, you can even do it yourself if you are in for a fun project!

Is aluminum roofing customizable or just plain?

For those that like a little more flair, aluminum roofing is customizable! Our shingles come in a variety of colors including green, red, copper, tan, white, and black. You can learn about the different colors and styles of aluminum shingles we offer in a previous blog post. Plus, if your shingles ever begin to fade or if you simply want to change their color, repainting them is an easy and fun process! We manufacture our own aluminum shingles and only use the highest quality paint that is meant to last for many years. Please contact us at 801-484-4421 with more questions because we would love to answer them.

Will aluminum roofing protect my home?

This is one of the most common aluminum roofing questions that we get. Aluminum roofing is the new standard in home protection! Although they are not as heavy as other metals such as steel, aluminum shingles are extremely durable and strong in their own right. Our aluminum roofing will protect your home from water damage, pests, snow, hail, heat, and cold. Our locking technology allows our aluminum shingles to connect and create a barrier on top of your home. Never worry about your home’s safety again with aluminum shingles.  

Do aluminum roofs have any negative effects?

The negative effects of aluminum shingles are so minimal that they can barely be classified as negatives! The only negatives that our aluminum roofs have are noise when rain or hail is hitting it and its potential effect on your cell phone service. These negatives are not serious concerns and will not lower your quality of life. For all of the positives that aluminum roofs bring, they heavily outweigh the negatives!