3 Misconceptions about Metal Roofs

Metal roofing is a great option for homes. You may have thought about metal roofing in the past but dismissed the idea. If so, it may be worth taking another look at metal roofing options if you are getting ready to redo a roof or add one to a new home. There are several benefits to metal roofs, but many people do not give them serious thought, perhaps because of some common misconceptions about this material. Below are some of these common misconceptions.

1. Metal Roofs Are Noisy. You may think that a metal roof will be noisy when rain or hail hits it. This is simply not true. When the roof is properly installed and when it is paired with proper, solid substrate and insulation, it will be no louder than asphalt shingles and other roofing options. The roof sheathing will dampen the sound and make it a lot less noticeable.

2. Metal Roofs Are Likely to Be Struck by Lightning. You may also think that if your roof is entirely made of metal it will be a lot more likely to be struck by lightning. While metal does conduct electricity, your home is just as safe if not safer when it has a metal roof. First of all, lightning is more attracted to higher structures and does not hit homes often. It will hit a tree or a telephone pole before it hits your home. Second, if lightning does strike your roof, the electricity will safely dissipate throughout the surface of the roof. Third, a metal roof is fire resistant. Other types of roofing may catch on fire if lightning were to hit them.

3. Metal Roofs Will Rust. Many people also think that metal roofs will rust and make the home and roof ugly. In fact, metal roofs are likely to last a lot longer than asphalt roofs. Because metal roofs are made with several layers of protection, such as a metallic coating and paint, rust is more often prevented.This makes the roof last a long time while looking beautiful.

These are many of the misconceptions that you may have had about metal roofing. If this is the case, you may want to look a little bit more at all of the advantages that metal roofs provide. It could be a great option for your next roof or the roof on your new home. To set up an appointment for your new roof installation, contact a service like Amick Roofing Inc.

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