Quarve Contracting
Friday 8 January 2021

Can Minnesota Metal Roofing Interfere with Cell Phones?

Posted by at 9:00 AM

Good question, but no. There is a lot of misinformation floating around about metal roofing.  We hear common myths every time we meet with a homeowner here in the Twin Cities and bring up having a steel or other metal roof installed on their homes.  Part of our job is to educate the public about what is fast becoming the #1 choice for roofing in our area. So in this post we're addressing this common concern. No, having a metal roof put on your home will not cause additional disruption or interruption of your cell service.  Keep in mind that there are already a lot of metal components in your home - pipes, hardware, appliances, etc. So if you have no issues with cell phone usage in your home, it shouldn't change just because you have a metal roof installed.  Is your cell phone service fairly reliable and consistent when you're using it in your home?  If so, you shouldn't see any difference once your new steel roof is on. However, if you're already having problems with your cell phone indoors, there is a possibility that a metal roof could compound an existing problem.  But what you should know is that a variety of other building materials, including brick and wood, can affect cell signals. Even coatings on windows meant to save energy can affect cell service.  Usually it's not just one material but a compounding effect of all of them. One way to tell if it is indeed your home, use your phone outside.  If you get better service when you step outdoors, something in your home is interfering with the signal, and it's usually fixable.  Cell signal boosters can help. There are so many benefits to having a steel or other metal roof put on a home, and we'd love the opportunity to go over some of them with you.  And if you've got questions about things you have heard about metal roofing, we're happy to answer them.  Our goal is that our customers are delighted with their new metal roofs.  Why not contact us today for a no-obligation consultation? Quarve Contracting, Inc. is a licensed Minnesota roofing company specializing in steel and other metal roofing.  We serve the greater Twin Cities metro area, and you'll find our roofs all over Minneapolis, St. Paul, and communities beyond