Metal: Your Permanent Roofing Choice
There are a lot of myths that come along with choosing a metal roof. The are misconceptions about everything from pricing to durability. This article will help you to dispel some of the myths so that you are making an informed decision about the type of roof you need for your home.
Myth 1: Metal Roofs Are Noisy During Storms
See this is where North and South disagree. Southerners like to sit under the metal roof and listening to the rain ping. It is comforting. In reality, however, you cannot hear the rain any better (or worse) with a metal roof. The reason is that nowadays they put a layer of insulation in between the rooftop and the metal. This insulation helps to regulate the noise and helps to control the temperature.
Myth 2: Metal Roofs Are Ugly
No, metal roofs are not any more or less ugly than any other roof choice. The come stained in what every color you want. They can also be made to look like any other roofing type. Just because you choose a metal roof does not mean that you are to give up on having your roof look the way that you want. Your curb appeal does not have to suffer to get the functionality of a metal roof.
Myth 3: Metal Roofs Are Expensive
While it is true that it costs more to initial install a metal roof than it does a asphalt roof, that cost is outweighed by the money you will save in the future. You will not need to have to have a metal roof repaired or replaced like you do with a asphalt roof. Metal roofs can last up to a hundred years. They withstand wind strength that can peel back asphalt roofs. You do not need repairs because they are stronger and more durable.
These are just three very basic things that you probably did not know about metal roofing. You should talk to your contractor about finding out if your home would benefit from replacing your current roof with a new metal one.