Metal roofing is popular for commercial and industrial applications because of its durability, longevity, versatility, efficiency and non-combustibility. A wide variety of industries from education, financial and retail to industrial warehousing and manufacturing rely on metal roofing to protect the assets inside their buildings.
Despite its many benefits, there are some misconceptions about metal roofing:
Myth #1: A metal roof can attract lightening
If your business were hit by lightning, your metal roof would disperse the energy safely throughout the structure. Metal roofing isn’t combustible or flammable, so it’s a low risk roofing option where severe weather is concerned, especially for lightning.
Myth #2: Metal roofs are noisy.
When installed with solid sheathing, and over sound-deadening insulation, a metal roof can silence noise from rain, hail and bad weather.
Myth #3: Metal roofs rust.
Modern steel metal roofing has a “metallic coating” made of zinc or a combination of zinc and aluminum that prevents rust from forming. It’s bonded to the steel at the factory and then painted your chosen color.
Myth #4: Metal roofing is more prone to denting.
With a 150-mph wind rating, metal roofs can withstand decades of abuse from extreme weather like hail, high winds and heavy snow.
Myth #5: Metal roofs are not durable.
Metal roofs are actually very durable. They are lightweight—about half that of an asphalt roof—which makes installation faster and easier. But that doesn’t take away from their strength. In fact, you can walk on a metal roof without damaging it (Speak to your installer first, to understand safety concerns).
Read more about the benefits of metal roofing here. Clayton Restoration has been installing metal roofing on St. Louis businesses for more than 30 years. We are recognized for exceptional installations and quality repairs at the best price. If your business is in need of roofing, gutters, insulation or siding, contact us today at 314-266-6379.
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