Spotting Roof Trouble Early

Spotting Roof Trouble Early

These Concerns About Metal Roofing Aren't Warranted

by William Gerard

Tell a friend that you're going to have a metal roof installed, and they are likely to react in one of two ways. Either they'll say something along the lines of "Oh, metal roofs are great. Good for you." Or, they will express concern that once you install the metal roof, you'll be left dealing with countless issues. Luckily, these concerns are mostly unwarranted. Take a look.

Metal roofs are not loud.

If you've ever been in a pole barn with a metal roof while it was raining, it would be easy to assume a metal roof on your home would sound the same. However, this is not the case. Metal roofs, when installed in homes, are fitted with a good amount of backing and insulation. While the main goal of this insulation is to deflect heat, it also has the welcome side effect of absorbing sound. When the rain hits a residential metal roof, you may hear it — but no more than you would in a home with a shingle or tile roof. Contrary to what friends may tell you, a metal roof will not keep you or your baby awake on rainy nights.

Metal roofs don't attract lightning.

Electricity and metal don't mix, so you might assume it would follow that a metal roof would attract or conduct lighting. But this concern has been studied, and the results were reassuring: metal roofs were no more likely than other roofs to be struck by lightning. So, you don't have to be worried about being electrified if you're in a house with a metal roof during a storm. You also don't need to worry about your house catching on fire, especially considering that metal roofing is non-combustible and has a very high fire safety rating.

Metal roofing looks shiny and unattractive.

You can have a shiny metal roof installed on your home if that's what you like. They do exist. But if you don't like that look, you can instead opt for one of the more popular, colored, matte-finish metal roofs. They come in all sorts of colors. You can even find ones that are patterned to look like shingles or slate tiles, and they're very convincing.

With these myths out of the way, you are free to have your metal roof installed and enjoy it to the fullest. For more information about metal roofing, contact a local roofing company.


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Spotting Roof Trouble Early

Do you know how to tell if you have problems with your flashing, loose shingles, or damaged tar pitch? Well, I didn't either until I experienced some of those issues on my own. One day, I realized that my roof was leaking and that I needed to find a solution fast. After contacting a professional roofing company, they were able to solve my troubles and teach me the signs of trouble. I want you to avoid the same types of hassles, which is why my blog is filled to the brim with information about roofing and home ownership. You never know, these tips could really come in handy!