Facts and Questions

Facts about Metal Roofing

When it’s time to replace your roof, there´s a lot to consider. Many homeowners are looking for a Metal Roof system that provides long lasting durability and a beautiful appearance. Metal Roofs have become the choice for the consumer when looking for replacement of an old roof or even new construction. In 2002 the nation experienced the worst battle against wild land fires. With this heightened alert of fire and drought the need to protect our homes in areas of extreme fire danger is more important than ever, especially in the greater Colorado Springs area.

The fact is, Lianro Metal Roofs only sells and installs roofing systems that are non-combustible that will not burn. Decra and Metro Roofing products both have a 50-year warranty, a hail penetration warranty and a wind warranty up to 120 miles per hour. Our customers include residential homeowners, HOA and commercial developments. They have found the best of the best in metal roofing systems that provides them with durability, long lasting appearance and a roof that protects their family from the elements.

Questions & Answers

Q: Won´t metal rust or its paint finish fade?
A:All of our products are manufactured from G90 galvanized steel. Galvanized steel protects the metal from corrosion. In addition, many products utilize Kynar 500 – extremely high performance paint finish that is guaranteed against fading and chalking.

Q: Does a metal roof attract lightning?
A: Lightning is attracted to the highest point, not necessarily metal. A metal roof has no greater chance of being hit by lightning than any other type of roof or highest point around your home.

Q: Is a Metal Roof noisy?
A: This is a common question, and probably one of the biggest misconceptions about Metal Roofs. When it comes to this question, people think of an old barn roof where the metal is visible to the interior of the structure. On a residence or standard commercial building, however, Metal Roofing is often installed over a solid substrate. Further, attic space and insulation serve as additional sound barriers. Research has proven that Metal is no louder than traditional roofing products.

Q: Is a Metal Roof hotter in the summer and colder in the winter?
A: No. Many customers report a reduction in energy costs during summer and winter months. Metal roofs can be installed over an existing roof, which creates even more insulation from temperature extremes.

Q: Is Metal Roofing expensive?
A: Over the life of your home, metal roofing is the most economical roofing materials available. Traditional roofing materials have a very limited life expectancy that will require several replacements in a short period of time. In areas where hail occurs, the cost of a traditional roofing product may be even more costly.

Q: Is Metal Roofing green?
A: With today’s heightened interest in and demand for ecologically sound building materials, Metal Roofing rises to the top as the product of choice. This product is durable, reducing the need for replacement material, made of recycled content, recyclable, and energy efficient.

Q: Will I be able to walk on a Metal Roof once it is installed?
A: Absolutely! Metal Roofs are designed to withstand the weight of people walking on them and are capable of withstanding a great deal of force.

Q: Is a Metal Roof hot?
A: Metal reflects 70% of the sun´s energy. This minimizes heat retention and as a result less heat is transferred into the building’s structure. Further, 1985 research by the Florida Solar Energy Center showed that metal experienced a 34% less heat gain than asphalt shingles.

Facts about DECRA Roofing Systems

What the experts at Tasman say about DECRA…

The metal roofing industry is expected to grow substantially in the next several years. In fact, the Metal Roofing Alliance estimates that by 2003 the demand for metal roofs will rise to 400,000 homes annually. That would make DECRA Roofing Systems part of the largest trend in the roofing industry. There are many reasons why DECRA Roofing Systems are gaining appeal in commercial and residential roofing markets.

Light & Strong
Each Panel is pressed from high-grade 26-gauged zinc/aluminum alloy-coated steel. The acrylic bonded, ceramic coated, stone granules, manufactured by 3M for roofing use resist fading and UV penetration.

Weather-tightness and cyclone resistance
The Decra roofing systems has been successfully tested with horizontal wind velocities of up to 190kph with a simultaneous rainfall of approximately 250mm per hour.

Non-Combustible (Class A rated) Material
DECRA Roofing Systems are non-combustible and are a Class A rated material, which makes it ideal in areas threatened by fire. In some cases, a house with a DECRA roof was the only house spared in neighborhoods devastated by fire.

Residential & Commercial
Whether you need commercial or residential applications, DECRA Roofing Systems offer a versatile product designed to meet a variety of building styles. It has been installed in 80 countries in a wide range of climate conditions. Because it is non-combustible, it is ideal in areas prone to fire. It will withstand wind forces to 120 mph. DECRA can also resist damage due to freezing and thawing because of the nonporous exterior. Since it is metal, it is free from termite damage in warmer climates.

Durable and Warranted
DECRA Roofing Systems carry a 50-year warranty against 120 mph winds and Class 4 Impact Resistance on penetrating hail. The interlocking steel panels provide a weather-tight barrier against the elements. DECRA Roofing Systems are manufactured according to methods that have been certified to ISO 9002 standards. DECRA panels are pressure formed aluminum/zinc alloy coated steel with an acrylic bonded stone chip finish. The aluminum/zinc alloy coated steel provides superior corrosion resistance. The stone chip finish, manufactured by 3M for roofing use, resists fading and uv-ray penetration. It’s non-porous surface also resists freezing and thawing in cold climates.

Final Note:
Why homeowners are choosing Metal Roofing from Lianro Metal Roofs?

  • Other roofing products have failed them.
  • The security and peace of mind that comes with a Metal Roof.
  • After purchasing a Metal Roof, they´ll never have to replace their roof again.
  • Lianro Metal Roofs are warranted for 50-Years.
  • No need to worry each time a storm comes up, even if you are away from home.
  • Increased savings on homeowner´s insurance.
  • The secured feel of a roofing system that will not burn in a fire.
  • Metal Roofs offer unparalleled durability and long lasting beauty for your home.