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Frequently Asked Questions

When shopping for a metal roof, it is important to be well informed to make the right decision for your project. To assist you, we have developed a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help provide answers to the most common metal roofing questions.

Yes, it costs more, but ordinary roofing materials have shorter life spans than metal and will need to be replaced regularly. Properly installed, a standing seam metal roof virtually never needs to be replaced, saving you money while adding value to your residential or commercial structure. Learn more about Brice’s metal roofs.

Unlike asphalt, wood, tile, cement and fiberglass roofing materials, a metal roof offers superior protection against the elements. For example:

  • FIRE: A metal roof will not burn or support combustion.
  • WIND: Experience at recent hurricanes has shown that metal roofs outperformed other roofing products.
  • WATER: Metal is impervious water absorption, greatly reducing damage to structure. And a metal roof cannot be penetrated by hail.
  • SNOW: Snow slides easily off a metal roofing system, and in areas such as doorways, metal guards prevent snow from falling onto entranceways.

Learn more about the advantages to metal roofs.

A metal roof coated with gloss paint finish, reflects the majority of the sun’s rays, so it does not retain much heat as wood, asphalt shingles, tile or cement. This means a metal roof could help your home or building stay cool longer – leading to a significant reduction in your building’s energy bills.

Contrary to popular belief, metal roofs are not noisy when it rains. Residential roofs are made of wood, covered by metal. The wood absorbs the sound of rain. In fact, according to one study, metal roof’s noise levels are about the same as other products like asphalt shingles, wood shingles or clay tiles.

Yes, but since a metal roof requires virtually no maintenance, there should be no reason to do so. We advise homeowners to use caution and discuss specific details about walking on your metal roof with your installer.

In most applications over asphalt shingles, our metal roofs can be applied directly over the old roof, saving money and eliminating a great deal of wastage and the cost of disposal. In addition, because there is no old roof to dispose of, landfill space is spared, helping to protect our environment.

Metal roofing materials are less than one-third the weight of asphalt, one-twentieth the weight of concrete, and add less than 10% to the weight of the existing roof materials.

No, metal roofs do not attract lightning. The likelihood of a lightning strike is determined by the height and location of the structure rather than the material it’s made of. However, if lightning does strike a building with a metal roof, the metal can safely conduct the electricity to the ground, reducing the risk of fire or structural damage.

A metal roof won’t dry out, split, curl, peel or flake like conventional roofing products. Metal roofing has been successfully used for centuries and it lasts substantially longer than any other roofing product on the market. Consult our Warranties Section for specific details.

Our metal roofs are painted with a two-coat, high-performance Fluoropolymer with exceptional weathering characteristics. Its durability and color retention are the result of the high molecular weight of its formulation. During its application, the molecules in the paint chemically bond to form a durable, long-lasting finish that resists breakdown by ultraviolet rays and provides the most durable, long-lasting finish available today.

Yes, solar energy systems can work effectively on metal roofs. In fact, metal roofs are often considered one of the best types of roofing materials for solar panel installations. Here are some reasons why:

1. Durability: Metal roofs are long-lasting and durable, often with a lifespan of 40-70 years.

2. Mounting Options: Metal roofs provide excellent support for mounting solar panels. 

3. Reflectivity: Metal roofs can reflect more sunlight compared to other roofing materials, helping to keep the building cooler and potentially increasing the efficiency of the solar panels by reducing the ambient temperature around them.

4. Weight: Metal roofs are lightweight, so they can easily support the additional weight of solar panels without requiring extra structural support.

5. Compatibility: Solar panels can be installed on various types of metal roofs, including standing seam, corrugated metal, and metal tiles. The key is to use appropriate mounting systems that are compatible with the specific type of metal roof.

In summary, metal roofs are highly compatible with solar energy systems and can provide a durable, efficient, and safe platform for solar panel installation.

Buyers of Brice and Company products are eligible for a limited warranty on select products and services we offer. This warranty provides coverage for defects in materials and workmanship under normal use, ensuring that our customers can have confidence in the quality and reliability of their purchase. Specific terms and conditions apply, and the duration and extent of coverage may vary depending on the product or service. For detailed information about the warranty terms, including coverage periods, exclusions, and the process for making a warranty claim, please refer to the warranty page on our website. 


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Fasteners are used with our aluminum hangers to securely attach the gutter system to the structure.

Gutter Guards

Gutter Guards are coverings or screens for your gutter system that are designed to keep them from clogging. They offer several benefits, including saving time and money on maintenance, preventing water damage, protecting against pests, reducing the risk of mold and mildew, and increasing the lifespan of your gutters.