From working conditions to materials. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions in

Roof installation and repair

Are roofing nails Aluminum?

No, roofing nails are galvanized steel, in which, roofing nails undergo a process which binds Zinc which does not rust to stainless steel making them rust-resistant.

Are roofing nails magnetic?

Yes, Since most roofing nails are made out of steel, magnets can be used to attract them for easy clean-up on roofing and construction sites.

Are roofing and siding nails the same?

Roofing nails are designed to come out, unlike the siding nail, which is meant to be secured into the siding for its lifetime. Roofing nails will need replacing every so often, as such, the design of the larger nail head allows for an easier grab for removal.

Can roofing be done in cold weather?
  • Yes, you can successfully install roofs through the colder winter months.
  • Note, that not all roofing types can be done in winter as adhesives do not always set right below 4 degrees Celsius. However all metal roofing types are not subject to temperature restrictions.
which is better metal roofing shingles in cold weather?

Both hot and cold air can’t escape because metal panels such as Diamond Metal roofing systems acts as a barrier. As a result, energy costs may be greatly reduced by helping keep your heated or cooled air in your home.

can roofing be done in the rain or snow?

No, Roofers won’t install a roof in the rain or snow. The presence of weather/water during a roof install threatens the integrity of your new roof, putting your home, and the roofing crew at risk.


what roofing material lasts the longest?

Metal roofs, can last up to 50 years or more. Asphalt shingle roofs, on the other hand, which are by far the most common for residential homes, generally last 15 to 25 years depending on weather conditions and manufacturer.

what roofing material is the best?

Metal Roofing Systems, such as Diamond Metal Roofing. If longevity is key, metal roofing systems are the best option with a life expectancy of up to 50 years.


What is the least expensive roofing material?

Asphalt shingles. In the short-term shingles are cheaper but with an average lifespan of 15-25 years, it can be cheaper however in the long-run to invest in metal roofing systems with a lifespan of up to 50 years.

Who does roofing near me?

With over 15 five star ratings Bobby Built  Roofing(also known as Bobby Built Homes) with their “Do it Once – Do it Right” approach is your best bet for all your roofing needs.

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