Debunking Metal Roofing Myths

A metal roof is one of the most durable and longest lasting systems that you can install on your home. They are a sustainable choice that is extremely weather resistant and can improve your energy efficiency due to their high reflectivity characteristic. They add curb appeal to your home and complement just about every style with their wide array of color options.

But metal sometimes gets a bad rap due to common myths that just aren’t true. Read on to learn the truth behind metal roofing.

1 – A metal roof is noisy in the rain. False! The Metal Roofing Association says, “There is little difference between metal and other materials when it comes to noise from rain or hail. Normal attic insulation also absorbs most of the sound.”

2 – A metal roof will attract lightning. False! According to metal roofing manufacturer Sheffield Metals, “The idea that metal attracts lightning is partly because most lightning rods put on top of buildings are made of metal. But these rods don’t actually attract lightning strikes; instead, the metal rod acts as a conductor of electricity and channels the electricity safely to the ground, so it doesn’t damage the building.”

3 – Metal roofs will rust over time. False! Today’s metal roofs are made of a variety of materials that won’t rust. They also feature special coatings that enhance their appearance and provide added protection.

4 – Hail will dent a metal roof. False! There are many metal roofing options that have earned the Class 4 hail rating, the highest impact resistance rating available. The metal must pass a test where a steel ball is fired at it two times in the same spot, which simulates the impact of a two-inch hail stone.

5 – Metal roofs are hot in the summer. False! Metal roofs are actually one of the most energy efficient roofing materials available. They are able to reflect the sun’s rays away from your home, reducing the amount of energy you’ll need to keep cool.

If you’re interested in learning more about the value of a metal roofing system, be sure to contact the experts at Texas Traditions Roofing for a complimentary roof evaluation and estimate.