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.
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.
The smooth surface of our roofing panels inhibit the growth of moss.
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.
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.
Lightning consideration is not a building code requirement. Lightning is usually attracted to the highest object, not building materials.
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.
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.
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.
Rare roofing panels are exceptionally lightweight so there is no need for costly truss reinforcement or extra bracing.
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.
We offer a limited lifetime transferable warranty.
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:
Please contact us or the dealer/installer in your area and they can provide you with a drive-by list of where you can find homes to look at.
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.