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When it rains is a metal roof noisy inside my home?
A: NO. Contrary to popular beliefs, metal roofing is very often quieter then an asphalt shingle roof. This is due to the fact that metal roofs float over the roofing deck creating an air space between the metal roof and the roofing deck. This extra space creates a sound barrier, so to speak. The underlay coating used by EcoMarco Roofing provides additional noise reduction properties.
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How long will a metal roof last?
A: A properly installed metal roof will last you a lifetime. Superior technology finishes provide long term protection against peeling, blistering and curling. There is an option of restoring and recoating the finish in 40 or 50 years time in order to extend the longevity of the metal roof.
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How much do metal roofs cost compared to asphalt?
A: The upfront cost of metal roof is slightly higher than that of an asphalt shingle roof. However, metal roof is a long time investment as it will outlast several asphalt roofs. That is why metal roofs will always cost less in the long run since the home owner will save the additional costs of replacing several asphalt roofs. EcoMarco Roofing directly manufactures and installs its products. Solid sheathing roof is the most affordable roof on the market in comparison to other metal roof products.
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Are there standard ventilation requirements?
A: Proper ventilation is one of, if not the most important key factors in the life expectancy of a roof. Depending on the type of the roof and its slope, asphalt roof requirements can range from 1sq. ft. of ventilation for every 300 sq. ft. up to 1 sq. ft of ventilation for every 150 sq. ft. For example,
1000 sq ft roof require 3 to 7 vents
1500 sq ft roof require 5 to 10 vents
2000 sq ft roof require 7 to 14 vents

Metal roofing system installed by us uses ridge venting as a standard, which is the most effective venting system for your home.
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Does EcoMarco Roofing have a product warranty?
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Limited 50 Years Warranty - PDF File

Yes. We offer limited, transferrable 50 year warranty.

We are only one of three companies that have warranty with the paint manufacturer Beckers.

Beckers provide EcoMarco Roofing the BeckryTech material produced by ArcelorMittal in Canada under the trade mark Granite Deep Mat.

Steel materials have an automatic guarantee provided by the manufacturer. (G90 or 275 g/m2)
The guarantee applies automatically from the moment the product is delivered to the client so there is no paper guarantee issued to the client.

The Automatic guarantee is not conditional upon mandatory annual maintenance inspections.

For roofing applications, the slope of the roof has to be a minimum of 3/12 and the guarantee is not dependent on roof orientation.

Freedom of part design is covered by the guarantee.

Property ASTM Method   Granite Deep Mat
Film Thickness D5796, D1005, D4138 Mil 1.0 +/- 0.2
Formability/Adhesion (T-Bend test) D4145   2T no taped removal
Gloss (60 degree) D523 GU <6
Film integrity     40 years
Colour Change D2244 Vert. 30 years - dE 5 max
    Non-Vert. 30 years - dE 8 max
Chalking D4214 (Method A) Vert. 30 years - 8 min
    Non-Vert. 30 years - 6 min
Geographical Limits     Canada and Continental U.S.
Application Guide     Granite Deep Mat
General market application   Product
application
Residential and commercial
buildings, roof panels (tile profiles)
Climates, country, regional localisation   Weathering
requirement
Typical UV and temperature
conditions in North America.
Environments, air pollution, chemicals resistance   Corrosion
requirement
Normal environments (rural, urban and light industrial)
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My building is naturally washed by rain. Do I need to do additional maintenance to benefit from the Automatic guarantee?
A: No. No additional maintenance is required in order to benefit from the Automatic guarantee.
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Do I need to do something to be covered by the Automatic guarantee?
A: The guarantee automatically comes into effect from the moment the product is shipped. Registration is not required.
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Will the color fade over time?
A: Our metal roofs are painted with high performance polyester Thickness 35 µm Granite Deep Mat Wrinkled coating applied to a galvanized steel substrate with a zinc coating of minimum 275 g/m2 for Granite that have exceptional weathering properties. Over time, a slight change in color might be noticed as the settling of airborne contamination occurs. The rain or washing the roof with a garden hose will help to keep the roof looking like new.
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Will my metal roof rust out?
A: Today, in order to provide our customers with a trouble free roof, metal roofing material goes through the process of several baths. The different manufacturers have slightly different approaches. Rust on steel is eliminated with a zinc/aluminum coating or with several coatings of various kinds. However, if untreated metal is used, some rusting may occur.
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Is a metal roof safe in storm or when is lightning.
A: The likelihood of lightning striking your home will not increase because your house is covered by a metal roof. In fact, if your home were hit by lightning, your metal roof would disperse the energy safely throughout the structure. Metal roofing is not flammable or combustible. Metal roofing is considered to be a desirable, low risk roofing option for areas with severe weather conditions including lightning.

It is believed that the metal roof may act like a Faraday Cage, allowing the lightning to travel around its surface and go to earth by the path of least resistance. That is exactly why a person is safe in a car during a thunder storm. The metal acts as a good conductor and directs the current around it discharging to the ground. The tires are actually more conductive than they are insulating.
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Is a metal roof damaged by hail?
A: Metal roofs are highly resistant to hail damage. In fact, metal roofs are much more hail resistant than asphalt/fiberglass shingles. Many metal roof products have the highest impact resistance and hail rating granted by the insurance commissions in the hail belt regions in the U.S. Some insurance companies might offer reduced rates for houses with metal roofs.
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Can I walk on the roof?
A: You can safely walk on any metal roof without damaging it. Before you walk your roof, however, we recommend you talk to your installer or us first. Based on the style and the pitch of the roof, the appropriate details on how to walk on the particular roof will be provided by our experts.
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Is a metal roof environmentally responsible?
A: Not only is metal roofing great for your home, it is ideal for the environment. The recycled content of the steel in a metal roof is about 56% from production to installation to reuse surpassing the asphalt. National Association of Homebuilders Research Center reports that each year, 20 billion pounds of asphalt shingles are dumped into U.S. landfills. Metal roofing helps to reduce excessive shingle waste as it can often be installed over the current asphalt shingle roof.