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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you install your products?
RMS Supply is a manufacturer and supplier only of roof panels, gutter systems, architectural metals and more.  Installation of our materials should be performed by installers and contractors who are certified and familiar with the proper detailing of our products.  It is recommended that you consult with your contractor to ensure his familiarity with installation of metal systems.

Can RMS Supply match a custom color?
Yes.  We have the ability to match custom colors for certain metal roofing panel styles through special order. 

Is metal fire resistant?
Yes.  Metal is a fire resistant material.  Contact our office for more information.

Do metal roofs hold up in high winds?
Metal roof systems when installed properly, offer a high degree of resistance to the forces of nature.  These include resistance to wind uplift, fire and impact.  Metal roof systems have been installed throughout the world in some of the harshest climate conditions.

Does metal attract lightning?
Lightning is attracted to the highest point, not necessarily metal.  A metal roof has no greater chance of being hit by lightning than any other type of roof.  However, if your roof would be struck by lightning, a metal roof can help prevent your home from catching on fire because it can dissipate the electrical charge.  More importantly, it is noncombustible.

Is metal roofing impact resistant?
Metal is a preferred roofing material in hail prone areas.  Hail causes extensive damage to roofs because it can break, split and cause tear-off of traditional roofing materials.  However hail will not penetrate a metal roof.  In the severest case, the various styles and finishes available in metal roofing can help camouflage potential cosmetic damage.

What is a minimum roof slope for metal roofing?
RMS Supply, Inc. offers a wide variety of panel systems to meet various slope requirements.  Please see information regarding minimum slope requirements on the technical data sheet for each product.  Typically, metal panel systems are considered to be hydrostatic in nature, which can be applied to slopes of ½:12.  Otherwise, they are hydrokinetic in nature, which requires at least a 2:12 slope.  This is dependent upon roof geometry, substrate, and physical location of the project.

Won't metal rust or its finish fade?

Does RMS Supply offer products that are ENERGY STAR®, CRRC® AND LEED® compliant?