Many homeowners have heard of metal roofing, but they opt to choose traditional asphalt shingles instead. Although there are a variety of reasons for this, often homeowners don’t choose metal roofing because the mistakenly believe certain misconceptions about this kind of roofing material. This article will bust some of those misconceptions and show you why metal roofing could be the right choice for you.
Misconception: Metal roofs have a higher-than-average chance of being struck by lightning
Reality: When it comes to roofing Calgary residents should know that they are no more likely than any other type of roofing to be struck by lightning. In the event of a lightning strike, metal roofing tiles will actually help to absorb and dissipate the electricity. Metal roofing will not catch on fire, as it is made of a non-combustible material.
Misconception: Metal roofing is very noisy
Reality: Homeowners have images of metal roofing sounding like a steel drum when it rains, which would not be an enticing idea to very many people. However, the truth is that today’s metal roofing is well insulated, with several layers of materials between the actual roofing and your home. You will not notice rain, hail, wind or other noises any more than you would with traditional asphalt tiles.
Misconception: A metal roof will rust in the rain
Reality: Although it seems to stand to reason that a roof made of metal would rust in the rain, right? Wrong. Metal roofing is coated with a special coating designed to withstand the weather. This coating is also what gives metal roofing the various colour choices that are available.
Misconception: Metal roofing is way out of my budget
Reality: Most homeowners would be surprised to find out how little metal roofing actually costs. Yes, it is more expensive than asphalt, but when you look at it as a long-term investment you will see that it will actually save you money in the long run. Metal roofing is eco-friendly, saving you money on your cooling costs during the summer. In addition, because it is so long wearing, a metal roof will save you money over time because you will likely never have to replace it.
Misconception: Metal roofing is easily damaged
Many people think that metal roofing is easily dented and damaged, either by weather, wind or other things.
Reality: The truth is that metal roofing is very strong and it is designed to withstand a wide variety of abuses. Even in hurricanes, a metal roof will stand up very well compared to other roofs.
If you have been putting off getting a metal roof because you think they are too expensive, or dangerous or not able to withstand the elements, you’re wrong. Metal roofing is actually very durable and long lasting, making it an excellent choice for many homeowners. And if you live in an area that is particularly susceptible to extreme weather like hurricanes and tornados, a metal roof can stand up to those extremes of weather better than a traditional asphalt roof.