Recent data show that metal is now the second-most used roof covering material for American residential properties. This suggests that more and more homeowners are beginning to appreciate its practicality.
However, there’s no denying that a lot of people are still reluctant to consider metal roofing systems due to different misconceptions. In today’s post, My Roofing debunks some of the erroneous beliefs you may still have about metal roofs:
1. They Are Loud
Metal is generally no noisier than other roofing materials. Good installation practices, like tight fastening and using the right materials, such as thick insulation and solid sheathing, can silence high-level, storm sounds.
2. They Invite Lightning
The material of your roof has nothing to do with its likelihood of getting struck by lightning; its distance from the ground does. Whether it’s made of metal or not, its chance of getting hit is high if your home is the tallest structure in the area. If neighboring properties and nearby trees have greater height, your roof would be the less attractive target.
My Roofing ensures that your home would even be safer with a metal roof covering. As an excellent conductor, it allows electricity to pass with little resistance. Its non-combustibility means it won’t ignite and burst into flames in case lightning strikes.
3. They Offer Weak Weather Protection
Durability is actually one of the claims to fame of metal roofs. They can stand up to the harsh elements for decades, minimizing your long-term roof repair costs. And thanks to their lightweight construction, they can get the job done without putting tremendous stress on properties.
4. They Rust
By and large, metal roofs are resistant to corrosion, particularly rust. Even steel, which contains iron, doesn’t form orange flakes easily when exposed to moisture when galvanized. Its zinc surface coating, along with heavy-duty paint, keeps it out of water’s reach for an extended period.
5. They Harm the Environment
Metals are one of the most sustainable and environmentally responsible residential roofing materials on the market. They’re highly reusable, as they are largely made of recycled content.
Is metal the right replacement roof covering material for your home? Talk about your project with My Roofing to learn more about it, and explore your options. Call us at (817) 912-5500 now to get your free estimate.