As most roofers will tell you, metal roofing is one of the best roofing materials you can pick for your home. After all, it can do the same things that clay and concrete tile, asphalt shingles, and slate roofing can. Unfortunately, despite the abilities of the roofing material, it’s unavoidable for myths that paint metal roofs in a somewhat negative light to pop up.
In this post, Roofing by Curry discusses the common metal roofing myths and the truth behind them.
Limited Style Options
Some homeowners believe that metal shingles would not match their home style. After all, most people live in traditional homes, such as a Colonial or a Victorian home and they tend to think that metal roofs are only a good match for modern homes. However, this isn’t actually the case as the truth is that metal roofing is actually available in a wide range of profiles that suit any architectural style. For instance, standing seam fits Colonial, Ranch, or Log Cabin homes while metal shingles can fit Cape Cod and Victorian home styles.
Homeowners tend to avoid metal roofs because they’re afraid it’ll be too noisy. After all, no one wants a roof that causes a ruckus every now and then. However, your roofers will actually tell you that a metal roof can be quieter compared to asphalt shingles. This is due to the solid sheathing in the underlayment silencing the noise from rain, hail, or other weather conditions, meaning you won’t ever have to worry about noise from the rain.
It’s understandable if you think metal roofing costs a significant amount to install in your home; it’s actually true. However, paying a large sum of money will be a worthy investment in your home since metal roofing is more durable and long lasting compared to asphalt shingles. This means the large payment will be a one-time thing and you won’t have to worry too much about maintenance and repair costs since it’s highly unlikely it will be damaged easily.
Lack of Color Options
Some homeowners believe that metal roofing isn’t a good choice for their homes due to the lack of options when it comes to color. This myth actually stems from the images of old tin roofs from industrial warehouses and the reality is that there is actually a wide range of options when it comes to color for your metal roofs. You can research different color options and even if you don’t find what you’re looking for, you can always order a custom blend. Some of these color options can even help you reduce your monthly energy costs.
Poor Performance in Extreme Weather
While some believe that metal roofs will fare poorly in bad weather, roofers will tell you that metal roofs actually perform admirably in the face of severe weather conditions. For instance, if you live in an area constantly exposed to UV radiation, metal roofs actually have the best energy efficiency for your home, allowing you to save on your cooling costs since it reflects heat instead of absorbing it.
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