4 Myths About Metal Roofing And 1 {Shockingly} True Fact

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4 Myths About Metal Roofing And 1 {Shockingly} True Fact

There are many myths about metal roofing that are just not true. This is driven by the fact that metal roofing is experiencing a rise in popularity and the average consumer does not know enough about the previously little-used roofing option. Here's the information you need to know.

1. Lightning: While you may have been taught that lightning is attracted to metal, it is not attracted to metal roofs, In fact, the Metal Construction Association reports that having a metal roof does not "statistically increase or decrease the chances of a lightning strike" on your home. 

2. Noise: Many people assume that metal roofs are loud during rainstorms. While this myth may have evolved from television and movies depicting noisy roofs, it simply is not true. The fact of the matter is that modern metal roofs are insulated between their panels resulting in a quiet roof overhead. 

3. Installation: One of the ways to save money when installing a new roof is to avoid tearing off the existing shingles. Re-roofing over the existing shingles saves money on labor as well as disposal fees. This method is also available with metal roofs. Talk to your metal roofing contractors about metal roofing installation over your existing asphalt shingles. 

4. Stylish: Previously, metal roofs were only available in a silver-gray metal with no options for color. Today, however, metal roofs are available in a wide variety of colors designed to meet your personal style and aesthetic. Furthermore, in addition to multiple colors, metal roofing is available in different designs, including:

  • Standing seam. When the average person thinks of a metal roof, standing seam is the design style they are picturing. This traditional metal roof comes in long panels with a raised seam every two feet. 
  • Shakes. Metal roofs can also be fabricated to resemble wood shakes. Featuring a textured, wood-like surface, metal shakes are indistinguishable from real wood shakes when viewed from the ground.
  • Clay tiles. Like wood shakes, metal roofing manufacturers make metal roofing panels that resemble clay roofing tiles. This product looks like the tile roofing popular in the desert southwest while also offering the longevity and durability of metal. 

Contrary to the myth, metal roofing has many stylish colors and design choices. 

True Fact:

Metal roofing lasts 40 to 70 years. This means, depending on your age, you may only have to re-roof your house once in your lifetime. While metal roofing is slightly more expensive than traditional asphalt shingles, it is a better value over time.

Talk to local metal roofing contractors like Alliance Exteriors about adding metal roofing to your home.

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Roofing the Day Away Can you imagine hammering away at shingles from dawn until dusk? If this sounds like fun, then you may have a future in the roofing industry. If this does not sound fun at all, then you're going to be someone who calls a roofing company and leave the work to the professionals. There's nothing wrong with that. Roofing is hard and dangerous; it's definitely not for everyone. In fact, we don't climb up on the roof ourselves. We do, however, write about roofing on this blog. We consider that to be a small service we can do for homeowners who are interested in roofing and want to know more.