Frequently Asked Questions

    Can metal roofing manufactured by Rare be walked on?

    Yes, our roofing panels can be walked on with care and attention to safety at all times. And of course, appropriate foot-wear should be worn during such endeavors.

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    How can I order a metal roof or inquire for more information about metal roofing products manufactured by Rare Manufacturing?

    You can give us a call or an email and we will provide you with the contact information of the dealer/installer for your area.

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    How does a Rare manufactured metal roof affect the growth of moss?

    The smooth surface of our roofing panels inhibit the growth of moss.

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    How does fire affect a Rare manufactured metal roof?

    Rare roofing panels have been tested in accordance with the following test standards: ASTM E 108-95, UBC Standard 15-2(1997), UL 790(1997), CAN S107 and received an overall non-combustible rating.

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    How does hail affect a Rare manufactured metal roof?

    Rare roofing panels have been tested to and met the UL 2218 testing protocol which means that the roof function was not compromised and the paint finish was not cracked when 2″ steel balls were dropped from a height of 20 feet several times over.

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    How does metal roofing affect lightning?

    Lightning consideration is not a building code requirement. Lightning is usually attracted to the highest object, not building materials.

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    How long does a metal roof manufactured by Rare last?

    Metal roofing has been known to perform for up to 100 years. The metal produced today has been engineered to withstand severe weather conditions and we believe it will outlast our lifetime warranty.

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    How to install metal roofing – installing metal roofing myself vs an authorized Rare metal roofing distributor installation?

    We do not recommend installing the roof yourself. There would be no installation warranty against leaks and Rare does not provide a product warranty unless installed by an authorized installer. We go to great lengths to manufacture a quality product and feel it should be installed with the same level of care and experience.

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    Is a Rare manufactured metal roof noisy?

    Our installed roof is comprised of metal panels, over lapped and fastened down to either a solid wooden deck, partially filled in skip sheathing or 2×2 battens, all of which also include a layer of underlayment, making our roof no noisier than any other roof during inclement weather.

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    Is weight a factor for a Rare manufactured metal roof panel?

    Rare roofing panels are exceptionally lightweight so there is no need for costly truss reinforcement or extra bracing.

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    What are the typical metal roofing prices or metal roofing cost to install?

    The Ironwood Shake profile is our most economical option, which is comparable to good quality cedar shakes. Our European Tile and Heavy Shake profiles are more high-end products that are priced competitively with equivalent materials found on the market today.

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    What is the length of warranty for a metal roof manufactured by Rare?

    We offer a limited lifetime transferable warranty.

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    What is the metal roof paint finish offered by Rare Manufacturing?

    Our products have one of three quality, baked-on, highly durable paint finishes. Depending on which profile you choose, it will be one of the following:

    • P.V.D.F. – the highest quality metal paint finish available, extensively tested for its durability.
    • HDP (High Durable Polyester) – an extensively tested and well known finish.
    • SMP (Silicon Modified Polyester) – an extensively tested and well known finish.

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    Where can I view a Rare manufactured metal roof?

    Please contact us or the dealer/installer in your area for a drive-by list of homes to look at.

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    Will metal roofing manufactured by Rare become rusted?

    Rare roofing panels are made from metal that has been specially treated with a high quality protective coating which is applied during the roll forming process, just before the paint finish is applied in order to protect the metal from oxidization.

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