The roofing world is constantly expanding and innovating and we are excited to be a part of the industry. With new materials being developed and old materials being improved, it can be hard to know what the best choice is for your building’s roof. Since 2002, this Parker roofing company has helped Coloradoans make these decisions and repair and replace their roofs in a timely and professional fashion. Many people don’t consider metal roofs a viable solution when replacing their roofs, but here’s some debunked metal roof myths to consider:
Myths and legends get started for all sorts of people and places—even building materials! Metal roofing has more than its share, perhaps because it has undergone so many transformations over the years. Here are five of the most common myths about metal roofing.
- Lightning Strikes
A metal roof will increase the likelihood of your house getting struck by lightning? While metal conducts electricity, electricity is not drawn to it. Since a metal roof is non-combustible, it is actually safer than some other roof types like wood.
- Rain Makes a Racket
Metal roofs are noisy in the rain? Not so. Since the roof is generally installed over an existing roof with attic space and insulation, it is generally no louder than other roof types. It may even be quieter.
3. Hail Damage
Metal roofs are susceptible to damage by hail? While extremely large hailstones can dent a metal roof, normal-size hail will not. With textured roofs, minor denting is even less readily visible.
4. Walk About
You can’t walk on a metal roof? You can, but you have to know how to do it without causing damage. Check with the manufacturer of the product you choose.