Metal roofs are, once again, becoming a popular item, but there is still a lot that is misunderstood about metal roofs and how they compare to other types. Many of the misconceptions are due to information that has been circulated over time. Once those pesky rumors are put to rest, more people will be able to see the true value of metal roofing.
Many people believe that lightning is more likely to strike metal objects and this belief has traveled over to include metal roofs. However, the truth is that a metal roof does not make your home more susceptible to a lightning strike. But in the event that your home is stuck by lightning, your metal roof will protect you and the resulting energy will be safely dispersed within your structure. Metal roofing also is very fire resistant, so it is not flammable. Other types of roofing systems, if struck by lightning, do have the potential to catch on fire.
It is not uncommon to hear rain or heavy winds hitting against your roof. Many people think that these sounds hitting against a metal roof will be much nosier but this actually couldn't be further from the truth. Metal roofing is nicely insulated and oftentimes, when compared to other roofing types, the weather making contact against a metal roof is actually quieter. During really rough storms, there may be more noise than usual, but that's to be expected regardless of the type of roof. You can rest easy knowing that you won't be kept up at night listening to the sound of the rain hitting your roof.
Some items made out of metal, such as screws, jewelry, and even car parts, are vulnerable to rust and corrosion. This causes many people to question the durability of a metal roof.
Many metal items do corrode over time, so this is not an unfounded conclusion. However, technologically advanced metal roofs are actually designed to be durable and resistant to both corrosion and rust. Generally, the wear and tear from the weather, such as hail storms, high winds, or even heavy snow, does not damage the structure of a metal roof. System designs make sure that metal roofing can withstand even the toughest storms. Walking on a metal roof, regardless of your size, does not affect the durability or the shape of a metal roof, nor will it cause dents in your structure.
These are just a few common misconceptions associated with metal roofing that can cause confusion. For anyone who has questions or reservations about metal roofing, contacting a qualified roofing company is the best way to quickly get answers.