3 Popular Metal Roof Myths
Metal roofs are growing in popularity for a number of reasons. However, there are still several misconceptions that exist concerning metal roofs that dissuade homeowners from making the transition. Today, we’ll be covering a few of the more pertinent myths surrounding metal roofs. This will provide insight as to why these myths are just flat-out false or just making use of outdated information.
Metal Roof Myth 1
Lack of style selection/unattractive aesthetic
It’s a common misconception among homeowners that there is a lack of options when it comes to metal roofing style or that it is unattractive. Many homeowners hear the term “metal roofs” and immediately imagine an old barn style roof of rustic quality. However, metal roofs have come quite a long way. While the traditional vertical seam style is still an option and is attractive in its own right, there are a number of other styles available as well. These styles include metal tile, metal shake, metal shingles, stone-coated, and a variety of others. Furthermore, our metal roof varieties are available in a number of colors that are perfect for enhancing or accenting the curb appeal of your home.
Metal Roof Myth 2
Increased Noise Level
The potential for increased noise level is a stigma that has followed metal roofs around for years. After all, it makes sense that rain beating down on metal would make more noise than if it were to come down on something like shingles. Despite the age and strength of this myth, it is still just a myth. In actuality, metal roofs are no louder than a standard shingle roof. In fact, it may be even quieter since metal roofs are most often installed over an existing shingle roof or have a solid sheathing attached to the underlayment.
Metal Roof Myth 3
Prone to Lightning Strikes
Metal roofs are no more prone to lightning strikes than shingle roofs. This misconception most likely stems from the common knowledge that metal is a strong conductor of electricity. However, its conductivity won’t attract lightning to your home. Lightning has a tendency to strike the tallest object in the vicinity. Unless your home is the tallest object or structure in the area, the potential for a lightning strike is not very high regardless of whether you have a metal roof or a shingle one.
Why Metal Roofing is Right for You
Now that we’ve dispelled three of the more prominent myths concerning metal roofs, it’s time to briefly discuss some of the benefits. The largest selling point of a metal roof is its longevity. Metal roofs are quoted at lasting 50+ years. Their endurance and durability often means that you won’t ever have to fully replace your roof again. Another great benefit is that they can aid in the overall energy efficiency of your home. That’s not to say that a metal roof alone will dramatically reduce your home’s energy consumption but they do tend to perform better than standard shingle roofs under the same circumstances. A large reason for this is that metal roofs possess a reflective quality that asphalt does not. To learn more about what makes metal roofing a great option, contact CBI Little Rock today!