Be knowledgeable before writing off metal roofs! Countless misconceptions have come about since residential metal roofing came onto the scene. Here are some common myths associated with metal roofing and their installation:
#1. Metal roofs dent easily: Metal roofs today are made to withhold harsh weather conditions: think hailstorms, rainstorms, even hurricanes. They can also withstand winds up to 150 MPH. We do not advise you to walk on your metal roof for long periods of time, however, you can walk on it without causing damage. Always check with the manufacturer of the product you choose to make sure.
#2. Metal roofing will make your house colder in the winter: This is not true. In fact, a metal roof has no effect on the temperature of a home during the winter. They are excellent insulators and can adjust your heating and cooling costs for the better.
#3. My home is more likely to get struck by lightening if I have a metal roof: A metal roof is non-combustible, actually making it safer if struck by lightening. People think because metal conducts electricity that lightening is drawn to it. Again, this is a false perception. It is actually unusual for lighting to strike a building and if it were to strike a building or home with a metal roof, the energy would disperse more easily, avoiding damage. Remember, lightning usually strikes the tallest object in the area, which is often a tree or a telephone pool.
#4. Having a metal roof will cause more noise: People think that rain and hail hitting a metal roof will make unnecessary noise when in fact, a metal roof on your home will actually silence noise from bad weather conditions better than asphalt shingle roofs. Install with solid sheathing and you can rest assured you will sleep right through a storm!
Knowing the facts can change your opinion on metal roofs. If you have any more questions, call 1st Coast Metal Roofing Supply. We can help you make an informed decision on what material is best for you and your home.