"I had the privilege to work with Artisan and Justin Simmons on the re-roofing of my home. His extensive knowledge of the product and skill in metal working is seen in every detail. I am truly grateful for the work he put into the project and I am very pleased with the Decra roofing system that I purchased."
- Ron D, Oakville ON
Frequently Asked Questions:
Question: Is metal roofing noisy?
Answer: NO. The stone coated metal design deadens the sound of the rain and hail unlike a non-stone coated steel roof.
Question: Will metal roofing attract lightning?
Answer: NO. The probability of a lightning strike to a metal roofed structure is as likely as any other kind of structure. The
probability of a strike has to do with the height and size of the structure and its surroundings, rather than its construction materials.
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Question: Are stone coated metal roofs heavy?
Answer: NO. Stone coated metal roofing is in fact the lightest roofing product on the market.
Question:Is stone coated metal roofing more expensive than other types of roofing?
Answer: Not in the least. While a stone coated metal roof does cost more initially, it offers more value for your money in the long run. With a minimum 50 year life expectancy, you would have to purchase and install three times as many shingle roofs for the cost of one stone coated metal roof. Like most products you buy, you get what you pay for. A stone coated metal roof offers more for your money. It is not cost effective to put three roofs on your house because the first one was cheaper and subsequently failed. Stone coated metal roofs are durable because the aluminum-zinc alloy coated steel enhances the superior weathering and corrosion resistance of each roofing panel.A stone coated metal roof can last a lifetime and increases the value of your home.
Please refer to the chart Metal Roofing VS. Asphalt Roofing located at the bottom of the benefits page.
Question: Can metal roofing rust?
Answer: Painted steel roofing can rust due to peeling protective coating. But NOT stone coated metal panels. Stone coated metal roof panels are made from high quality 26-gauge, pre-primed, galvanized steel that is coated with an acrylic base coat. Ceramic earth-stone granules are then embedded over this base coat. Finally, a clear acrylic over-glaze is applied
and baked on. This provides your home with a long-lasting, durable and fade-resistant protection for a lifetime of enjoyment.
Question: Can you walk on metal roofing?
Answer: YES you can! The stone coating and durability of the metal make this type of metal roofing very easy to walk on without slipping, unlike steel roofing which can be dented and is extremely slippery.
For more frequently ask questions about our products please refer to the Products page:
Decra Warranty - http://www.decra.com/products/warranty
Allmet Warranty - http://www.allmet.com/metal-roofing/why-allmet/warranty-north-america
Agway Warranty - http://www.agwaymetals.com/Warranty
Metro Roofing Warranty - http://www.metroroofs.com/metro-warranty-coverage
VicWest Warranty - http://www.vicwest.com/list/color-finishes/warranty
Ideal Roofing Warranty - http://www.idealroofing.ca/english_us/pdf/products/Warranty.pdf
The installation process will take several days to complete. During this time, the homeowners will be updated on the progress of the installation and are encouraged to ask questions about the process. Artisan’s installation crew is friendly, honest and professional and will work with the homeowner to make sure all expectations are met. Safety and quality workmanship is a top priority for Artisan Metal Roofing. We are trained in First Aid, Working at Heights, WHIMS and abide by the Ontario Building Code. The company is insured by WSIB and possesses the proper business insurance to protect the homeowner. Artisan is a certified, licensed and reputable company. We ensure that every client and every project is treated
with the individual respect and care unique to their home.
Artisan Metal Roofing will schedule a consultation at a convenient time with the homeowner. During the meeting, Artisan will provide educational materials for the homeowner on the benefits of stone coated metal roofing and answer any questions regarding the products, installation, warranty and/or any other concerns. We will also provide large samples of the different profiles available. We offer a choice in quality products that are light weight with a variety of colours and styles to choose from. Profiles are available in clay, tile, shake and shingle. The homeowner can see, feel and gain a better understanding of the product, rendering their choice in style and colour an easier process. This consultation will include an accurate measurement of your roof, which will be used to produce a quotation presented at the end of the consultation.