Welcome to our FAQs page! Here you’ll find answers to common questions about our premium metal roofing and siding systems.

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Why Choose a Metal Roof or Siding?

Your roof and siding play significant roles in the aesthetic and architectural appeal of your home. A metal roof or siding can perfectly complement any style of home. Metal is a “lifetime” material. Metal roofing can last 50 years or more, whereas asphalt or wood shingles have a lifespan of 15-30 years. Investing in a metal roof can increase your home’s resale value, lower your energy costs, and offer the reassurance that you likely won’t need to replace your roof again. Aluminum or steel siding offers many of the same benefits and longevity as metal roofing does. It is longer-lasting and lower-maintenance than vinyl or wood siding.

A leader in their field for almost 60 years, Petersen’s USA manufacturing facilities produce PAC-CLAD metal roofing and siding systems that offer excellent quality and performance. Petersen has a lasting commitment to safety, energy efficiency, and sustainability at a cost-effective price. We back our products with outstanding warranties, including the PAC-CLAD 35-year-finish warranty.

Will a PAC-CLAD Roof or Siding Suit My Home’s Design?

From a traditional colonial to the most modern retreat, PAC-CLAD has metal siding and roof panel profiles and finishes to suit your unique home. Work with your preferred design or installation professional to select the right material and finish to complete your vision.

Does a Metal Roof Produce More Noise Than Other Roofing Types?

Not at all. A metal roof properly installed by a professional is typically fitted above the attic area, as the top of many layers that include insulation, a roof deck, and underlayment. This configuration ensures that metal roofs are just as quiet as other available roofing materials.

Is a Metal Roof Heavier Than Other Roofing Options?

Actually, no. A metal roof is on average 50% lighter than a roof made of asphalt shingles and 75% lighter compared to those constructed from concrete tile, fiber cement shakes, and slate.

Is a Metal Roof More Effective in Regions with Heavy Snow?

Yes. In regions prone to significant snowfall, metal roofing is highly favored. Its ability to swiftly shed snow not only preserves the roof’s structural integrity but also prevents the formation of ice dams at the eaves, which can lead to water backup and potential leaks into the home.

Are Metal Roofs and Siding Good for Coastal Regions?

Definitely, our aluminum roofing is known for its ability to stand up to the salty ocean spray and harsh weather conditions, including hurricane-force winds. While no material is “hurricane-proof”, metal siding and roofing panels are designed to “weather the storm.” Learn more about how metal provides weather protection.

Are Metal Roofs Safe from Fire and Lightning?

Absolutely. Compared to most other roofing materials, metal roofs offer enhanced safety during a lightning strike due to their non-combustible nature. Petersen’s metal roofing systems undergo UL testing for fire safety. Your rep can provide specific information on fire rating.

Are Metal Roofs and Siding Eco-Friendly?

Yes. PAC-CLAD metal roofs are designed to reflect the sun’s heat instead of absorbing it, which lowers your energy bills in the summer while keeping you cool. Many PAC-CLAD profiles are made from recycled metal, and they are fully recyclable at the end of their lifespan. Additionally, a PAC-CLAD metal roof system is excellent for supporting solar panels.

PAC-CLAD’s commitment to sustainability.