When you hear the words “metal roofing“, do any of the following common myths and misconceptions come to mind?
1. A metal roof will increase the chance that my house will get struck by lightning.
While metal conducts electricity, electricity is not drawn to it. Metal roofs are non-combustible, meaning they are actually safer than some other roof types like wood.
2. Rain drops will wake my entire family up at night.
Metal roofs don’t make for loud rainstorms. They generally get installed over an existing roof with attic space and/or insulation, so they are no louder than standard roofs. In fact, some turn out to be quieter.
3. It will make my home too cold during the winter.
Actually, a metal roof has no effect on the temperature of the typical attic. It’s the insulation under (or on top of) the floor of your attic that keeps your home warm.
4. It won’t fit in with the current style of my home.
Metal roofing comes in a wide range of colors and textures that are suitable for any architectural style, whether it’s modern, colonial, Victorian, ranch or cape-style.
5. Metal roofs are too expensive.
This is one of the most common misconceptions surrounding metal roofing. The real cost of a roof is not equal to the initial price that you pay up-front. Once you install a metal roof, it will never need to be replaced again. By contrast, a cheaper roof made of shingles might not last more than 10 or 15 years before it needs maintenance, repair or replacement.