It’s quite interesting to realize just how many people are completely clueless when it comes to the basics of metal roofing. Some people still have the image of a rusty old barn in their minds. So, to develop a real appreciation for this modern roofing technology, we’d like to share some information and dispel some common myths.
- Myth # 1: Metal Roofing is more prone to Lightning Strikes. No, it does not increase the chance of being struck by lightning. Actually, if your home does get struck, metal roofing helps to dissipate the charge. And, because it is non-combustible, the roof won’t catch fire.
- Myth # 2: Metal Roofing will Rust. Wrong again – modern metal roofs are designed to last for decades. The material has a protective coating of aluminum or zinc, which is bonded to the metal and then painted with a special paint that can stand up to the most severe abuse from bad weather, while providing beautiful colors and aesthetics. Take a look at this:
- Myth # 3: When it Rains, Metal Roofing is Noisy. You must be thinking about those old cheap roofs over barns that sounded like machine guns when it rained. Modern metal roofs are usually installed over an existing roof or over solid plywood sheathing. You’ll hear no more noise than with an asphalt shingled roof. In fact, it may even be quieter.
- Myth # 4: Metal Roofing Dents. Hail won’t cause any dents, and high winds don’t pose any threats either. Many of today’s metal roofs are rated for winds up to 120 mph.