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Metal Mythbusters

There are quite a few misconceptions about metal roofing! We wanted to take a minute and de-bunk a few for you.

Myth #1: Metal roofs are loud.

Most people think metal roofs are loud! This is probably the biggest misconception. We’re willing to bet you’ve been in a metal roof commercial building during a rain storm and never even noticed. Believe it or not metal roofs are not any louder during a rainstorm or any other type of severe weather than their competitors. Often, people think it will sound like the water dropping on a thin sheet of tin. However, this doesn’t happen! Metal roofing is not fastened directly to your open rafters. There are various underlayment’s that keep your home quiet during any storm. In some cases, it can be installed right over your old asphalt shingles! With metal roofing there is always sound insulation between the metal and your ears. This potentially could reduce the noise to less than other traditional forms of roofing. Myth #2: Metal roofs attract lightning. Over the years, there has been a ton of research compiled on metal roofing systems. For example, the Metal Construction Association has released several technical bulletins that outline findings that metal roofs are not more likely to be struck by lightning than other types of roofing. Research shows that the material used in metal roof construction does not influence the risk of a lightning strike! AND, metal roofing material is non-combustible, thus reducing the odds of catching on fire.

Myth #2: Metal roofs attract lightning.

Over the years, there has been a ton of research compiled on metal roofing systems. For example, the Metal Construction Association has released several technical bulletins that outline findings that metal roofs are not more likely to be struck by lightning than other types of roofing. Research shows that the material used in metal roof construction does not influence the risk of a lightning strike! AND, metal roofing material is non-combustible, thus reducing the odds of catching on fire.

Myth #3: Metal roofs can’t handle hail

Metal roofs are actually among the most resilient roofing options when it comes to hail. Many metal shingles are rated Class 4 for Impact Resistance by the UL testing group. Studies conducted by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), acknowledged that all roof types can sustain some cosmetic damage depending on hailstorm severity, but METAL ROOFING performed best! It was also much less likely to puncture as compared to asphalt, withstanding even golf ball-sized hail stones without compromising performance.

Myth #4: Metal roofs aren’t energy efficient.

Sometimes we get asked the questions, “Will metal roofing make my home colder during the winter or keep my home hotter during the summer?” We have two words for that question. No Way! Metal Roofing actually boasts some of the best energy efficient options on the market. Most metal roofs are ENERGY STAR rated to reflect solar heat, which can reduce cooling costs by 10-15%! This is quite the opposite of using an asphalt shingle application that absorbs all the heat of the sun, where metal roofing reflects it.

Myth #5 Metal roofs are too expensive.

In an effort to save money on a new roof, many homeowners choose a shingle roof over metal as it a smaller investment upfront. However, choosing a metal roof can really pay off in the long run. Metal roofing systems can last at least twice as long and withstand much higher wind speeds. Most metal roofs require less maintenance and repairs because of the material durability. This can save time and money repairing damages or replacing the entire roof completely! Also, a metal roof can be installed directly over an existing roof. This adds another layer of insulation and saves homeowners money not having to remove the existing roofing material. We hope this helped answer any questions you may have about Metal Roofing. We know that deciding on what you want to replace your roof with is a big decision. We’re to help deliver all the information you need to get the right roof for your budget.

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