3 Misconceptions About Metal Roofing

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Metal roofing is an increasingly popular option for homeowners. Despite the fact that more homeowners are choosing this roofing material, some homeowners are hesitant to do so. In some instances, the wrong information has influenced their decision. To help clear up any myths you have heard about metal roofing, here are some of the realities of metal roofing. 

Metal Roofing Is Limited in Style and Color

Some homeowners shy away from metal roofing because they believe that their choices for style and color will be limited. In actuality, metal roofing is more than the gray or other dark colors you see on commercial buildings. 

Metal roofing is available in a wide range of styles, including shingles and tiles. You can also get almost any color you want. In fact, painted metal roofs are a solid option if you want to increase the energy efficiency of the roof. The paint is reflective, so sunrays are deflected away from your home, which helps to lower your energy costs. 

Your Home Is More Likely to Get Struck By Lightning

For years, you have probably heard that a metal roof can attract lightning. In reality, the metal roofing does not attract lighting. Lightning is generally attracted to the highest point in an area, which is why standing under a tree during a storm is considered dangerous. 

On the off chance that your metal roof is struck by lightning, having this type of roofing can actually be beneficial. When the lightning strikes the metal, it will dissipate the electrical charge and prevent a fire. By contrast, if your home was composed of another material, such as wood, your home could catch fire. 

Metal Roofing Is Loud During Rainstorms

If you lived in a home with a tin roof years ago, you probably remember how loudly the rain would sound when it hit the roof. Today's metal roofing is different though. 

Metal roofing by itself would probably still be loud, but due to changes in how it is installed, noise is no longer a factor. Under the metal roofing is an insulated layer, or roof deck. The deck muffles any sounds that the rain hitting the roof would make.  As an added measure, your roofing contractor will also install an underlayment or additional insulation. 

If you have any other concerns about metal roofing, consult with a residential roofing contractor at a company like Spangler Roofing. He or she can help clear up those misconceptions and also point out some benefits that you can factor into your roofing decision.

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choosing roofing that is beautiful and durable

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