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5 Metal Roofing Myths August 19, 2019

5 Metal Roofing Myths, ,

While asphalt shingle roofing systems are popular because of their affordability, other materials, like metal tiles and sheets, offer numerous benefits. Despite the growing popularity of metal roofing, myths about these systems persist. Here, are a few you should know about before contacting a roofing contractor.

Myths About Metal Roofing Debunked

1. They’re Extremely Loud

While a shed or similar structure with a metal roof may make loud noises when it rains, there is nothing to worry about when it comes to residential metal roofing systems. Roof deck, sheathing, and insulation materials dampen the sound of rain. As a result, they are quieter than many other materials, depending on the quality of the insulation.

2. They Attract Lightning

roofing contractorMetal does not attract lightning, but it is a conductor. This means any strikes on the roof will immediately dissipate, keeping your home safe. And since lightning always strikes the tallest object, such as a telephone pole or tree, the chances of it hitting your home are low unless the building is taller than average.

3. They Make Homes Look Like Barns

Metal roofs come in an array of styles and colors to match your home’s architectural style and color scheme. They mimic the look of clay tile, slate tile, and shakes and come in materials such as copper, stainless steel, and titanium. Metal roofing subsequently provides versatility so you can create the exact look you crave.

4. They’re Subject to Hail Damage

While practically any surface will sustain damage from a baseball, softball, or grapefruit-sized piece of hail, normal-sized hail poses no threat. A hailstorm won’t damage your metal roof, especially if the tiles or panels are textured and easily disguise minor dents. Further, since metal roofing systems offer more durability than asphalt, they will stay protected from the weather. 

5. They Rust

The special coatings roofing contractors apply to metal tiles and panels offer excellent rust-resistance. Galvanized coatings made of advanced alloys create a barrier between the material and the elements to help ensure your roof lasts for decades. 

 

Discuss metal roof materials with the insured roofing contractors at Ontario Exteriors in Rochester, NY. Specializing in high-quality residential and commercial roofing services since 1995, this company only uses the finest available materials. Call (585) 421-0880 today to schedule an appointment. To learn more about the services their roofing contractors offer, visit them online

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