Busting The Myths About Metal Roofs

February 7, 2020

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With continually increasing developments in technology, metal roofs are now available in many more colors, styles and materials than ever before. With such a fantastic choice on the current market, you’re bound to find a metal roof to suit your property. However, there are some myths about metal roofs that require debunking:

  • There are limited style options

With some homeowners concerned that a metal roof might not match the style of their property, it’s important to note that there are aluminium and steel roofs available in countless different styles, making it virtually impossible not to find one that is a good match for your home, whatever its architectural style may be.

  • Loudness is an issue

Did you know that a metal roof can be quieter than asphalt shingles, crushing peoples fears of metal panels or shingles being deafening during heavy rains?

  • Metal roofs are expensive

While it may be true that a metal roof can cost more upfront than other types of roofs, it’s imperative that you consider the longevity of a metal roof compared to other, cheaper materials. A metal roof may not need replacing for many more years than other roofs made from more traditional materials, making it cheaper in the cheaper option in the long run.

  • There are few color options

Many people believe that a metal roof cannot be as attractive as other roofs due to the limited color options, but nowadays, with advancements in technology and creativity, there are a wide range of appealing colors that would easily satisfy all tastes.

  • Metal is not as good quality as other materials

Metal is a premium roofing material, so it may seem logical to compare it to other high-end materials such as slate, clay and cedar shakes, and draw the conclusion that others are of a better quality. However, the reality is that a metal roof will be just as durable but won’t be subject to cracking and breaking as some of those other premium roofing materials. Metal is also lightweight and so will not put any strain on the original structure of your home.

  • Poor weather means a poor performance

This is totally not true! During scientific tests and research, when compared to other roofs, metal ones consistently proved to perform far better during severe weather conditions such as heavy rain, high winds and snow.

So, while there will always be those who insist that a metal roof is not as practical, attractive or affordable as other types of roofing materials, there is little in the way of evidence to back this up. If you would like to know more about installing a metal roof at your property, make an appointment to talk to your local and trusted roofing experts today.

Ask An Expert: Todd Miller

Todd Miller, roofing expertTodd Miller is President of Isaiah Industries, an organization that is recognized as one of the world’s leading metal roofing manufacturers, and manufacturer of Classic Metal Roofing Systems.

Todd has over 30 years of experience in residential metal roofing and is internationally recognized as a roofing and ventilation expert. Passionate about using his experience to help homeowners make the best roofing decision for them, he can help you navigate the issues encountered in roofing or reroofing your home or commercial property.

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