5 Common Myths About Metal Roofing


Metal roofs are becoming popular like their asphalt counterparts. They’re energy-efficient, durable, and aesthetically pleasing for residential homes. According to Spruce, metal roofs have a lifespan of 40 to 70 years. Despite their popularity, there are still many misconceptions about this type of roof. Here are five of the most common myths about metal roofing.

1. They Attract Lightning

Lightning is an excess of electricity that is looking to discharge. When lightning strikes, it’s looking to release into the ground. That means it can heat anything it’s closest to, including trees and poles, as they’re usually the tallest. While metal is a good conductor of electricity, it doesn’t mean your metal roof will be struck by lightning more. After being struck by lightning, metal disperses the energy safely through your home’s structure. Moreover, these roofs cannot catch fire.

2. They’re Noisy When It Rains

This myth mainly comes from those who have been to old barns when it’s raining. The sound of raindrops on the roof can be loud. That’s because such barns are covered by simple metal sheets. Metal roofs go through a similar installation process as other materials, which means they add structure and insulation from sound, making them as quiet as other roofs, if not quieter.

3. They Heat Your Home

Metals conduct heat, and they spread it. However, metal roofs are designed to reflect the UV rays that many asphalt shingles absorb. It’s also worth noting that metal roofs reduce heat faster than other roof materials. When a metal roof is installed, it maintains a more consistent interior temperature.

4. They Can Rust

Metal roofs used to be solid metal sheets that would become rusty after some time. However, this is no longer the case. Now, they’re designed to live long and are constructed with various types of elements, including rust-proof components. Metal roofs today are built with a coating made from advanced alloys to prevent rusting. They’re also painted with special roofing paint to prevent the effect of weathering.

5. They’re Expensive

Metal roofs generally demand more upfront cost than other roofs, but they will serve you the longest. They’re durable and sturdy. You won’t need to repair them anytime soon, which will save you more in the long run.

Now that you know some of the most common myths, you can confidently start your metal roofing project. If you’re concerned about any 
roofing issues or have more questions, contact A Deal Roofing today. We will be more than happy to respond.

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