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Contrary to popular beliefs, metal roofing is not a noisy roof. The number one thing that dampens the noise is the insulation in your attic. The newer building codes in the last 20 years have required R50 insulation and higher. This insulation will, for the most part, eliminate the sound of the rain.

Another thing that helps to dampen the noise is that most contractors will strap the roof, creating an air space between the metal roof and the roofing deck. This extra space creates a sound barrier that provides additional noise reduction properties.

You will hear very little difference from a shingle roof!

A properly installed metal roof will last you a lifetime. Superior technology finishes provide long-term protection against peeling, blistering, cracking, splitting and delaminating. There is an option of restoring and recoating the finish in 40 or 50 years time in order to extend the longevity of your metal roof.

A properly installed metal roof will last 40 to 60 years. Some metal roof types have been known to last longer than 60 years! Such as the standing seam system or any concealed fastener type of profile with very minimal edge exposure where the metal is most vulnerable.

Our Standard SMP paint system provides long-term protection against peeling, blistering, cracking, splitting and delaminating.

Exclusive to Wise Line Metal Sales in Canada, is our COLORBOND metal. COLORBOND metal is the next-generation metal with superior technology finishes. COLORBOND has taken metal roofing to another level!

The upfront cost of a metal roof is higher than that of an asphalt shingle roof. However, a metal roof is a long-term investment as it will outlast several asphalt roofs. That is why metal roofs will always cost less in the long run since the homeowner will save the additional cost of replacing several asphalt roofs. That has been the feedback from our customers.

Also, do your homework when choosing a contractor! It’s wise to evaluate paying a fair, competitive price for a quality installation versus just searching for the cheapest option. We all know the saying, “you get what you pay for”.

Rust on steel is eliminated with a zinc/aluminum coating or with several layers of coatings of various properties. However, if an untreated metal is used, some rusting will occur.

Yes & No. The guarantee automatically comes into effect from the moment the product is shipped. Registration is not required if purchased direct from Wise Line Metal Sales. If a contractor installs it and you did not receive an invoice from Wise Line Metal Sales, Wise Line Metal Sales can provide a form for the contractor to fill out for the end-user. It will need to have the contractor’s name, end-user name, and the Wise Line Metal Sales invoice number. The purpose of this form is for tracking, as the end-user receives the invoice number on which the metal roof was purchased from Wise Line Metal Sales.

The new paint system Wise Line uses today has a minimal fade rate compared to the paint used in the 1900s and early 2000s. Some colours do fade more than others. The three known colours have been green, burgundy and blue. However, there has been much improvement in the late series of paints that we use. For example, see the picture below.