Metal roofing should be more popular than it is now. For the longest time, this material has been shrouded in mystery, causing many property owners to unwittingly shun it and choose products they know better.
Or, they may fear it because of several myths – which we debunk here.
It Magnetizes Lightning
Every honest roofing contractor will say that this is inaccurate. Any roof can be a target of lightning due to its distance from the ground, not the material. If your roof is the tallest point in the area, its chances of getting hit by lightning are high because it seeks the path of least resistance. In other words, lightning bolts generally strike the object that allows them to reach the ground the soonest.
Actually, metal roofing is even a safer choice. As a noncombustible material, it does not ignite and so prevents the spread of fire.
It Is Noisy in the Rain
Metal is no louder than any other roofing material. The adequacy of attic insulation determines how audible raindrops and hailstones, for that matter, are.
It Is Heavy
It is quite the opposite. Metal is so light it can be installed over an existing roof covering without any necessary structural modification. While it does not always make sense to add metal roofing panels over a layer of asphalt shingles, it can be done without causing the roof to collapse under the weight of all the materials.
It Heats Up the Interior
Yes, metal does heat up quickly. But it also reflects a lot of solar energy, keeping the temperature of your property low. There is a reason why every experienced roofing contractor dubs it as a “cool” material.
The more you learn about metal roofing, the more you will realize how sound an investment it is. Does it makes sense to your property? Talk to New View Roofing to find out. Call (469) 232-7220 to schedule your appointment with us in Dallas.