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2010
Just Barns Inc
Java Center
New York
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Frequently Asked Questions
HOW CAN METAL ROOFING SAVE ENERGY?

CAN I INSTALL METAL OVER MY OLD ROOF?

BUT, WILL IT LOOK GOOD?

WHICH METAL ROOFING SYSTEM IS RIGHT FOR ME?

WILL IT COST MORE THAN CONVENTIONAL ROOFING?

WHAT ARE OTHER ADVANTAGES OF METAL ROOFING?
  WILL IT MAKE NOISE WHEN IT RAINS?

INSTALLATION - THE CRITICAL DIFFERENCE

WHAT ABOUT METAL WALLS?

CARE & MAINTENANCE

ENERGY STAR

GO GREEN

HOW CAN METAL ROOFING SAVE ENERGY?
Many conventional roofing materials, asphalt shingles for example, absorb energy from the sun. Metal, on the other hand, reflects most of the sun's rays. At day's end, metal also cools more quickly. As a result, the attic space remains cooler, as does the living space below. Conventional roofing materials tend to absorb and retain heat, therefore requiring more energy to maintain a cooler living space. Combining a cool roof color with your insulation creates an energy efficient roof system.

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CAN I INSTALL METAL OVER MY OLD ROOF?
Yes. Because of the light weight of metal, it is easily installed over existing roofing materials, without the disposal problems commonly associated with re-roofing projects. And, because steel roofing panels are installed in sheets, labor costs for installation are kept to a minimum.

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BUT, WILL IT LOOK GOOD?
All of our steel manufacturerers recognizes that appearance is a major factor in the choice of roofing material. To insure that the benefits of metal go beyond longevity and durability, the highly diversified line of metal roofing products offer the homeowner a wide variety of styles, colors and finishes.

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WHICH METAL ROOFING SYSTEM IS RIGHT FOR ME?
In residential metal roofing, there are generally three types of systems. One is an exposed fastener system. This type of system utilizes pre-formed metal panels where the fastener is seen.

These panels are typically installed over decking and felt paper for new construction or over framing strips when applied over existing roofing materials. Fasteners are then screwed through both panel surfaces and panel laps to secure them to the decking or framing strips. The second type of system is a concealed fastener system which can be standing seam.

In the standing seam system, panels are installed over decking, utilizing metal clips. Batten caps are then installed, concealing both panel legs and clips. Although personal preference plays a major role in the selection process, the type of system selected is greatly influenced by the style of the residence and by project budget.

The third and the fastest growing has the appearance of a shingle in a much bolder look. These can be stone coated, ceramic coated and still give the roof of a lifetime.

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WILL IT COST MORE THAN CONVENTIONAL ROOFING?
Although the initial cost of metal is higher, the life-cycle costs are substantially lower than conventional materials.When you consider the dast installation which lowers the labor costs, possible reduced insurance rates, lower energy costs, potential tax credits, and better fire ratings, the cost of the roof is very competitive with other forms of roofing. The decision to select metal is often based upon the fact that the homeowner either doesn't want to or can't afford to replace their conventional roof every 10 to 12 years. Metal on the other hand, will provide years of virtually maintenance-free service life.

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WHAT ARE SOME OTHER ADVANTAGES OF METAL ROOFING?
Metal is non-combustible and is exceptionally durable. Properly installed, metal roofing will not absorb or be damaged by water, will easily shed snow and ice and is highly resistant to damage from wind or storms. Being such a durable and sustainable product, your metal roof will virtually last as long as your home. Different paint systems offer different warrantys, but generally the paint is warrantied for 40 years against sxcessive fading, cracking, and chalking in accordance with industry testing standards. In addition metal roofs require very little if any, maintenance over the life of the roof.

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WILL IT MAKE NOISE WHEN IT RAINS?
Modern metal roofing is often installed directly over plywood decking and felt or existing roof. Therefore, any noise generated by rain will be similar to that created by conventional roofing materials. Also, as with conventional materials, attic insulation will provide additional noise reduction. The myth of a noisy steel roof comes from barns that were built with steel roofing installed on open frame buildings with no insulation.


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INSTALLATION - THE CRITICAL DIFFERENCE.
One of the advantages of metal in residential roofing is ease of installation. Metal roofing is easily installed for both new construction and retrofit applications. We feel that it is important to point out that because metal roofing is a major component in home construction and maintenance, it is advisable that care be taken when installing your metal roofing. You may even decide to choose Just Barns, Inc. to install your new roof.

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WHAT ABOUT METAL WALLS?
Although the primary use of metal in residential construction has been roofing applications, there are countless examples utilizing metal wall panels, and even all metal residential construction. Our steel manufacturers offer an extensive product line, including a variety of both wall and roofing panel systems suited for residential applications.

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CARE & MAINTENANCE.
Low maintenance is one of the greatest advantages of metal roofing. The roofing surface may be cleaned periodically with conventional cleaning materials to remove natural contamination. Surface scratches may be repaired using specially formulated touch-up paint.

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ENERGY STAR.
2010 continues to be another year of energy star credits. A 30% tax credit up to $1500 right back to you for your permanent investment grade roofing on your home.

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GO GREEN.
Metal roofs are one of the most environmentally friendly roof systems available. Metal roofs are typically comprised of 25-35 percent recycled material and are 100 percent recyclable.


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