Those who have been involved in the roofing industry for any length of time, however, appreciate how truly practical these can be.
Let’s dispel a few commonly held beliefs people hold when it comes to metal roofing.
A Metal Roof Is Extremely Noisy In The Rain
It’s true when it rains on a corrugated metal roof such as you found on an old barn sounds it sounds like machine gun fire. Today, however, metal roofing is generally installed over solid sheathing, such as plywood. You will hear no more noise with a metal roof than a roof covered with asphalt shingles. In fact many times the metal is actually quieter.
Metal Roofing Tends To Rust Over Time
Sorry, that is simply not true. Steel roofs generally are designed with a zinc or aluminum coating that bonds to the steel, then painted with a special coating specifically designed to withstand harsh weather. Your roof will retain its original color without rusting or fading.
Metal Roofs Dent Easily
Today’s metal roofs are designed to hold up to severe weather — including snow and hail. They will not be dented by hail and can withstand sustained winds up to 120 miles per hour!
As a matter of fact, in hurricane areas it’s not unusual to see metal roofs pass through severe storms undamaged, even when shingle roofs are ripped apart.
Metal Roofs Are Too Expensive
This objection requires some analysis. While the cost of installing a metal roof may be higher, how long will you live in your house? If you are going to sell your home in the next couple of years, a metal roof may or may not be practical.
On the other hand, if you plan to live in your home for an extended period you will actually save money with metal! Why? Because you will not need to replace your roof yet will save up to 50% on your energy bills. You will also increase the value of your home!
If you love the look of today’s metal roofing products, why not do a little homework? Most of the objections heard about these stylish roofs really do not hold up to scrutiny. And when you do install a new metal roof on your home, it will probably be the last roof your home will ever need!