Metal roofing has seen many transformations throughout its rise in popularity as a common roofing material option. In fact, metal is now used in nearly 10% of all roofing installations. But despite its increase in demand, metal roofing is still misunderstood by many.
Before making a decision on whether metal roofing is right for your home, makes sure you know the facts about it. Below are some common misconceptions about metal roofing.
Metal roofs dent easily….
Many homeowners are under the misconception that metal roofs dent easily. While extremely large hail can cause dents, average-size hail will not. In fact, metal is one of the most durable materials homeowners can choose for their rooftop. It is resistant to wind, hail, rust, heavy snow, and is non-flammable.
Metal roofs are unattractive….
When homeowners picture a metal roof they often think of a shiny, silver material taking over the appeal and beauty of their home. Today’s roofing industry has seen a huge increase in the number of metal options available to consumers. Metal roofing now comes in many colors to fit any style home.
A metal roof makes your home more likely to be struck by lighting….
One of those popular myths surrounding lighting is that it makes your home a magnet for lighting. Although metal is a conductor of lighting, it does not attract it. Metal roofing may in fact by safer than other materials since it is non-combustible.
A metal roof will make my home noisy when it rains….
The noise level of a metal roof during periods of rain is often the same if not quieter than any other type of roof. Many metal roofs are installed over an existing roofing material adding a layer between the living space and the exterior. The attic and insulation also act as barriers for the increased noise.
If you decide that metal roofing is the right choice for your home, it is important to hire a contractor with experience working in the area. Custom Installations has helped countless customers with their metal roofing needs. In fact, we are a leading Chicago metal roofing contractor. Contact us website to learn more about our metal roofing services.