1. Metal Roofs are noisy in the rain
Not true! Metal roofs are not louder, they are generally installed over existing roofs with underlayment and may actually be quieter than traditional roofs.
2. Metal Roofs attract lightening
Metal roofs are non-combustible and fire resistant, making them safer than any other roof type material. Metal roofs are a conductor of electricity, it conducts electricity away from the roof, lightening is not drawn to metal roofs. Metal roofs are not struck any more frequent than any other roof type.
3. Metal Roofs are susceptible to hail damage/dents
The Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) reported a study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) that metal roofs are among the most resilient roofing options when it comes to hail. They are designed with incredible durability to withstand the harshest abuse of the elements.
4. Metal Roofs are ugly
Once upon a time, metal roofs had a reputation of being the ugly duckling of roofing material, not anymore. Metal roofs give your home or building a new & beautiful identity built to last! Whether you choose a classic design, a Californian or an Italian style, there are many design options to choose from. Metal roofs offer many panel options, colors and finishes to choose from allowing you to create your authentic look.
5. Metal Roofs are Expensive
Yes & No. A metal roof is more expensive than a traditional asphalt roof, however, it is a long term investment and without a doubt – metal roofs are cheaper in the long run and they pay for themselves! Most metal roofs will outlast the warranties that the company provides with its lifespan durability of up to 50+ years. Metal roofs are energy efficient, they reflect solar energy and block heat transmission from being absorbed into your home or attic space, resulting up to 25% cooling cost savings. Most insurance policies provide a significant metal roof discount, up to 35%! There are also current tax credits if your metal roof is installed in your principle residence. Metal roofs require little to no maintenance & most importantly, they increase the resale value of your property.