With excellent durability and an average lifespan of 50 years, it’s easy to see why metal roofing has continued to increase in popularity in recent years. But even though metal roofing is more common now than it has been in the past, there are still quite a few myths about it floating around. Today, Stapleton Roofing is here to dispel some of the myths and share the good news about metal roofs!
Myth #1: Metal Roofs are Noisy
Truth: If you’ve ever been inside a shed with a metal roof during a storm, the rain hitting the metal can really make a racket. However, a metal roofing system on a home or commercial building has many more components than a simple shed roof. With layers of underlayment and sheathing on the roof in addition to the insulation in your existing attic space, a metal roof is generally just as quiet as an asphalt roof, if not more so.
Myth #2: Metal Roofs Are More Likely to Attract Lightning
Truth: While metal does conduct electricity, it does not attract it. A metal roof is no more likely to be struck by lightning than one composed of any other roofing material – and if it is hit, the energy would simply be dispersed throughout the building, resulting in less damage. Because metal isn’t flammable, it won’t catch fire like a roof made of asphalt shingles.
Myth #3: Metal Roofs Are Ugly
Truth: Contrary to popular belief, metal roofing is available in a wide variety of colors and finishes to match any home style and satisfy even the pickiest homeowner. It’s also possible to order custom colors if you don’t find a standard color you like. And as a bonus, there are certain colors that are ENERGY STAR®-rated as “cool” colors, which can help lower your monthly cooling costs and could even qualify you for a federal tax rebate.
Metal roofing is just one of the roofing options offered here at Stapleton Roofing. If you feel that a standing seam metal roof is right for your home, contact us today at (602) 562-4991 or (602) 833-ROOF to discuss your options and get a free quote on your roofing project.