Commonly asked questions

  • Will a metal roof make our home hotter?

    No, metal roofing allows for better ventilation and insulation between the existing shingles and the metal roofing. Our most commonly installed product uses strapping under the steel in horizontal and vertical layers, raising the roof and allowing for an air gap.

  • How do you vent the roof?

    Every roof type and material require different venting methods. For steel, the steel roof vents itself. We vent the attic by installing a full-length ridge vent with metal roofing capping.

    Asphalt shingles need to be vented, or the shingles can get cooked, resulting in curled shingles and causing the roof to suffer damage. Aimed installs a vented ridge cap along with surface mounted vents in areas where extra venting is needed.

    Cedar and composite roofing systems require ridge venting and mounted vents.

    But it is most important to understand the building first. Some roofing structures do not require venting.

  • What type of material should we use for my roof?

    This is a difficult question. Every material can be used on any roof except flat roofing on a sloped roof.

    What it really depends on is, what is the use of the building? What kind of budget do you have? How long do you want your roof to last? How extravagant do you want to go? These are all questions the homeowner has to consider when making the decision. There are home styles and designs that do not aesthetically work with some materials.

  • What is the cost difference between steel and regular asphalt shingles?

    You have to be prepared to spend more on steel. On average, it is 30%-50% more. It depends on the installer of the various products.

  • Are you insured?

    Yes, of course. All of our teams are insured. We know that things can happen and mistakes can be made on any job, so we need to provide the property owners with the peace of mind and security that comes with fully insured crews on their property.

  • Who are your suppliers?

    Our suppliers are Green Metal Metal Roofing, Four Seasons Metal Roofing, Pacific Cedar, Stacks Scaffolding and more.

  • How long have you and your company been installing roofs?

    Formed five years ago, with 20+ years of experience.

  • Do I need snow stoppers on my steel roofs?

    Snow stoppers are safety features on every steel, composite and even some shingle roofs. They are designed to hold the snow in place. They should be installed over every window, door, and patio.

  • How do you add a slope to a flat roof?

    A flat roof is not perfectly flat. They need a slop so the water can run off. We use sloping foam to add the needed slope to the roof.

  • When do I need to replace my roof?

    Shingle roofs start to shed their textured coating, causing eves to be full of debris and signify that your roof may need to be replaced. Our team can inspect and determine whether you need to replace your roof.

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