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COMMON MYTHS ABOUT METAL

There are several common myth-conceptions that persist today about metal roofs. Here we will help to dispel those myths by offering you the facts about metal roofing.

Myth: “When it rains, metal roofs are noisy.”

Fact: This likely stems from a common experience with the sound that rain makes on old barns and worn buildings. When installed with solid sheathing, a metal roof on your home will silence noise from rain, hail and bad weather as well, if not better, than any other roofing material.

Myth: “You can’t walk on a metal roof.”

Fact: Metal roofing is very durable. You can safely walk on a metal roof without causing damage to the panel. Having a solid roof sheath provides extra stability to help hold a person’s weight.

Myth: “Metal roofs frequently get struck by lightning.”

Fact: Lightning strikes the highest point in an area, regardless of the material of the impact point. Metal roofs have the same chance of being struck as asphalt shingle, slate, or any other type of roofing material.

Myth: “Metal roofs attract and hold heat in the summer.”

Fact: While all roofs get hot, metal roofs come in a variety of ‘cool’ colors that are efficient at reflecting solar heat. Metal also releases solar heat quicker than asphalt shingles, which actually reduces the heat load on a home.

Myth: “Metal roofs are very heavy.”

Fact: It may surprise you to learn that metal roofing is generally 50% lighter than an asphalt shingle roof.