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Frequently Asked Questions

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A few things our customers normally ask us...
Why a metal roof?

The roof is a major focal point of your home’s design and architecture. Whether your style is open and breezy by the bay, Spanish Colonial, Victorian, or anything in between; there is a metal roof to cap off the story of your home. With more than three decades of industry expertise, Drexel Metals has earned a reputation for producing roofing systems of exceptional quality, safety, energy efficiency, and performance. Our depth of experience combines with a passion for delivering industryadvancing innovation, while maximizing cost efficiencies and sustainability.

What are the design options with a Drexel Metals metal roof?

We offer a broad scope of profiles, styles, and colors to infuse your home with your personal taste. Choose from pre-painted Galvalume©, pre-painted aluminum, Drexlume™, and copper. All are constructed with products proudly made in the USA.

Is a metal roof noisier than other roofing materials?

No. A metal roof is typically installed over your attic space with insulation plus a roof deck and underlayment. This makes the metal roofs no more noisy than other roofing materials on the market.

Is a metal roof heavier than other roofing materials?

No. On average a metal roof is 50% lighter than an asphalt shingle roof and 75% lighter than concrete tile, fiber cement shakes, and slate.

Does a metal roof perform better in heavy snowfall?

Yes. Metal roofing is a popular choice for homes in areas with heavy snowfall. A metal roof sheds snow quickly, and thereby protects the integrity of the roof by eliminating ice damming at the eaves that can cause water back up that eventually leaks into your home.

Are metal roofs fire and lightning safe?

Yes. Metal roofs are safer than most roofing material in the event of a lightning strike. They are not combustible. Also, Drexel Metal Roof Systems carry a UL class “A” fire rating for roof coverings, which are evaluated for the ability to resist spread of fire into the attic, resist flame spreading and resist generating burning embers.

Are metal roofs energy efficient?

Yes. Drexel Metal roofs reflect rather than absorb the sun’s heat energy, which makes it one of the most energy efficient roof systems available.

Is a metal roof environmentally friendly?

Yes. Our roofs are made of 30-60% recycled material and are 100% recyclable at the end of their use.

How long will a Drexel Metals metal roof last?

A Drexel Metals metal roof lasts 2-3 times longer than asphalt roofs and are virtually maintenance free with no intermittent repair costs.

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