Debunking Metal Roofing Myths

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When it comes to metal roofs, there are some myths that follow it. “Aren’t metal roofs heavy?”, “Doesn’t it rust?”, “Do they get hot during the summer?” These are just some of the most common myths roaming about. We’re here to debunk them.

One of the most common myths is that metal roofs begin to rust as it becomes exposed to more rainfall.  During earlier generations, this may have been true; however, metal roofing has come a long way from its humble beginnings. To combat against corrosion, metal roofs are treated with multiple levels of protective coating inside and out. Now, metal is considered one of the roofs that require the least amount of maintenance, leaving your roof hassle-free for years to come.

Another common myth is that metal roofs are heavy by nature. Contrary to belief, metal roofs are 50% lighter than asphalt roofing and even 75% lighter than concrete tiles! What about heat? Does metal roofs get hotter than traditional asphalt roofs? Actually, metal roofs can be purchased with ‘cool’ colours, reflecting solar heat away from your home. This would then translate into less energy to cool your home, saving more of your hard-earned cash.

And noise? This myth stems from the common disturbance of rain hitting old buildings and barns with a weak or worn-out roof deck. Solid roof decks typically have an underlay to dampen the noise. This results in little to no noise entering the household.

We hope that clears up the cloud of metal roofing myths! Have some more questions regarding metal roofing or whether its right for you? Give us a call at 1-877-235-9224. We’ll make sure you’re on the right track to finding the perfect roof for your cherished home.

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