Metal roofing may sound like an interesting and unique roof material choice for your home. But, how much do you really know about metal roofing? What we at Hahn Roofing often find is that many people do not know much about the many advantages of metal roofs or assume it is not ideal for their home but they are mistaken. Below we list 5 common misconceptions about metal roofing and describe why they are wrong so that you can make the most informed decision about your new roof material.
5 Misconceptions About Metal Roofing
- There Are Not Many Colors or Styles of Metal Roofing
- Metal roofing comes in a huge array of styles and colors. There are metal shingles, metal tiles, and a wide array of other metal shapes and colors to appease any homeowner.
- Metal Roofs are Too Expensive
- Though metal roofing is a more expensive investment up front than other types of roof material, it is the best long-term investment. A metal roof requires very little maintenance or repair and can last as long as your home! While other roofing materials need frequent repairs and need to be replaced every 20-30 years, a metal roof can last over 50 years!
- Metal Roofs Only Work for Some Architectural Styles
- Some people hear the words ‘metal roof’ and immediately assume it is only for a modern architectural style. But, there is such a wide array of styles and colors that can be installed in unique ways to accommodate your home’s architectural style. There is a metal roofing shape and finish to accommodate traditional, transitional, modern, and all other architectural styles.
- Metal Roofs Are Noisy
- Many homeowners worry that their metal roof will be too noisy during a storm or when debris falls on their roof. But, what many homeowners are surprised to find is that a metal roof is no noisier than other roof materials. When metal roofing is installed there is an underlayment installed at the same time and that helps reduce noise and provide a sound barrier for your home.
- Metal Roofs Will Not Provide Adequate Energy Efficiency
- When it comes to energy efficiency, metal roofs are actually a far superior choice than other roofing materials. A metal roof actually reflects sun and heat so it is better at keeping your home cool during even the hottest times of the year.