5 Metal Roof Myths
When looking for a roof for your home, don’t believe everything you hear or read online. Check out these key facts about metal roofs.
Metal Roof Myth #1: Style and color options are limited.
Fact: Metal roofing offers a nearly endless number of design options to fit with the architectural style of just about any home. Metal roofs that mimic the look of shakes, slate and clay tile, yet offer exceptional durability and performance, are just some examples of the beautiful styles available.
Metal also offers homeowners more color choices than any other type of roofing material. A wide range of rich color options—as well as raw organic hues such as copper, titanium and bright stainless steel—are increasingly attracting homeowners for the one of a kind appeal. Click here to view a sample of the many colors we have available.
Metal Roof Myth #2: Metal roofing is not as energy efficient.
Fact: Metal roofs have proven energy-efficiency performance and are ENERGY STAR qualified as “Cool Roofs.” Even basic, unpainted metal roofs will reflect more solar radiation than asphalt, which typically absorbs and holds heat.
By choosing proper colors and coatings, low-glare metal roofs reflect mostly non-visible UV and Infrared sun rays, the kinds that produce the most heat, re-emitting as much as 85 percent of solar heat gain to help keep homes cooler. That means, even darker color metal roofs will lower your home’s temperatures and can help you save up to 40 percent on your annual energy costs.
Metal Roof Myth #3: A metal roof won’t perform as well in
Fact: Metal roofs are by far the preferred and most durable choice for withstanding hurricane force, 140-mile per hour winds and extreme storms. Quality metal roofs stand up to damaging hail much better than other types of roofs and have the strength to hold up under heavy snow and ice loads.
As an extremely strong, long-lasting, low maintenance and durable material, metal is a top choice for severe weather and climate conditions. If you are looking for solution for storm damage or storm prevention, metal is a solid solution. For more information on dealing with storm damage, click here.
Metal Roof Myth #4: It’s not as sustainable as other materials
Fact: For the environmentally conscious, the fact that metal roofing lasts 50-plus years (nearly two to three times longer than other materials), can be recycled at the end of its long life rather than dumped into the landfill, and is energy efficient are major benefits.
Quality metal roof coatings can also mean lower long-term maintenance by naturally resisting moss and fungus, which reduces the need for strong chemical treatments that can be harmful to the environment.
Metal Roof Myth #5: A metal roof will be noisy.
Fact: When installed correctly, a metal roof is as quiet as an asphalt roof. A combination of attic space, insulation and proper installation methods are important to reduce noise transmission for any roof, no matter what the material type, and makes the biggest difference when it comes to sound. At The Metal Roof Company we use good quality underlayment and fasteners securely to help manage noise.