Metal roofing is highly durable and typically has a longer life span than other materials. The benefits of a metal roof are numerous:
- Durability. Metal roofs are resistant to cracking, shrinking and eroding, and can withstand extreme weather conditions such as heavy snow and hail storms
- Versatility. Metal roofs can be matched to the style, color or finish of your current roof whether it is made from asphalt shingles, clay tile, cedar shake or slate.
- Longevity. A metal roof can last up to three times longer than other types of roofing. In fact, it may be the last roof you ever put on your home.
- Energy efficiency. Metal roofing reflects heat in the summer and insulates homes during the winter, which can help to lower energy bills.
- Eco-efficiency. Metal roofs are made from 30-60% recycled material. They can also often be installed over an existing roof, which eliminates the cost and eco-impact of tearing down and disposing of your old roof.
- Safety. Because metal roofs are noncombustible, they come with a Class A fire rating—the highest available in the industry.
5 common misconceptions about metal roofs:
Myth #1: A metal roof can attract lightening to your home.
If your home 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).
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