Steel Informational Feature
Advantages of Steel
Menards offers the best selection of steel building panels for post frame buildings and residential steel roofing projects. Steel is a durable, low-maintenance choice that can add value to your home and will last far longer than other roofing materials.
Menards Products Offer
Best Hail Protection

• Steel resists hail impact damage
• Class 4 impact resistance

Best Wind Resistance

• Properly installed steel will survive
devastating winds

Best Fire Protection

• Steel is noncombustible
• UL Class A rated
Energy Savings

• Steel roofing and siding features
Cool Chemistry® paint that helps save
energy by reflecting heat from the sun
Fast Installation

• Lightweight steel is easy to handle
• Size of steel panels cover large areas, reducing installation time
Home Appreciation

• The resale value increases on most
homes with steel roofing and siding
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Steel Roofing
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Residential steel roofing is an excellent alternative to other forms of roofing materials because it is fast and easy to install. Steel roofing is also three times lighter than shingles.

Eco-Friendly
Steel can easily be recycled. Conventional roofing products, including asphalt shingles, contribute an estimated 20 billion pounds of waste to U.S. landfills annually. Metal roofs can often be installed over an existing roof, eliminating the cost and environmental impact of tear-off and disposal.

Convenient
Steel roofs easily shed snow and ice, which means you won't have to climb up a ladder to clear off your roof! Also, steel roofs will not absorb or be damaged by water.

Value
Some insurance companies offer a discount when you install a steel roof on your home.
Steel Roofing Myths
A steel roof is more likely to be struck by lightning.
It is very unlikely that a steel roof will be struck by lightning. If a steel roof is struck by lightning, the energy will be safely dispersed. Unlike other roofing materials, steel is noncombustible and resists sparking.

A steel roof is noisy.
Metal roofing is actually much quieter than other roofing materials. When installed on top of sheathing, a metal roof can silence noise from rain, hail, bad weather, acorns or other items falling on your roof much better than other roofing materials.

You can't walk on a steel roof.
You can safely walk on any steel roof without damaging it. Before walking on your roof, talk to your roof manufacturer. They will have advice on how to safely walk on your roof based on the style and pitch.

A steel roof will easily dent.
Many steel roofs can withstand years of abuse from extreme weather like hail, high winds and heavy snow. A typical hail storm will not dent a Menards steel roof. Many steel roofing systems available on the market have a 120 mph wind rating (equal to an F2 tornado) so they can withstand wind gusts that can accompany hail storms.

A steel roof will rust.
Steel roofing features a coating of zinc with a zinc phosphate pretreatment that resists rust. A layer of paint is applied over the coating to provide a beautiful, long-lasting color.

A steel roof will absorb heat from the sun and my energy bills will go up.
Our steel roofs are actually very energy efficient because they feature Cool Chemistry® paint. This type of paint will reflect the heat from the sun, keeping your home cooler in the hot summer months.
Steel Siding
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Why Buy Steel Siding?
Limited Lifetime Paint Warranty
• Hard, flexible finish for long-term weather resistance

Tighter Seams
• Steel lap siding has tighter seams at the joints for a premium finished look and is resistant to weather and insect infestation

Available in More Lengths of Lap Siding in 24 High-Definition Colors
• Available in 12' 6", 16' 8" and 20' 0" lengths

Best Hail Protection
• Will not fail in times when vinyl would shatter and can withstand anything Mother Nature can throw at it

Best Wind Resistance
• Siding of choice in windy locations

Best Fire Resistance
• Steel will not burn

Heavy-Duty Steel
• Eight times the yield strength of vinyl, steel is the strongest material available to cover your home

Best Thermal Expansion and Warp Resistance
• Four times less than vinyl, stays true even in extreme heat

Best Color Selection
• 24 high-definition colors to choose from with color-matched roofing, soffit, fascia and gutter systems

Energy Efficient
• Cool Chemistry® paint system reflects heat from the sun

Attractive Appearance with a True Cedar Look
• Provides the look of real cedar lap siding

Virtually Maintenance-Free Convenience
• Spend your time enjoying your home, not on a ladder painting
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