In the past, it’s almost unheard of for roof companies to install metal roofing systems on residential homes. Metal roofs used to be the primary roofing choice for many industrial buildings because they offer superior protection against all manners of potential problems common in industrial environments. This is in exchange for visual appeal as metal roofs used to look rough and rugged, a fact that factories and warehouses are not too concerned about.
Today, technology has allowed residential buildings to enjoy the many benefits of metal roofs by giving it a beautiful look that can match even the best asphalt shingles available. Despite this, however, many homeowners are still on the fence about using this material mainly because of the many misconceptions about its qualities. Let our roofing experts at Roofing by Curry shed some light on a few metal roof myths and show you just how good this material is as a residential roofing option.
Metal Roofs Attract Lightning
This is a myth that many roofing contractors have probably heard a million times before. During a storm, lightning can be attracted to nearby conductors and yes, this includes metal roofs. However, the conductivity of metal roofs are often too insignificant to consistently be hit by lightning. Luckily, there are grounding systems you can attach to your roof to help safely dissipate the charge without affecting your home.
Metal Roofs Are Too Hot
While it is true that metal can hold high amounts of heat, this does not mean that it passes that heat into your home. In fact, many modern metal roofs are designed to be emissive, that is, they release heat as quickly as they absorb it. This is the primary technology behind cool metal roofs that make them one of the most energy efficient roofs there is.
Metal Roofs Are Prone to Dents
In systems tested for impact that hold a UL 2218 Class 4 rating, metal roofs have been found to be more resistant to impact-related damage than any other roofing material. In fact, you’re unlikely to need roof repair for hail storms under a metal roof.
Find out if metal roofs are right for your home with the help of our professionals at Roofing by Curry. Call us today at (941) 921-9111 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate on metal roof replacements today. We serve homeowners in Sarasota, as well as other areas nearby.