Metal roofing is more popular than ever, especially right here in Austin!
More and more people are turning to the striking, modern look of metal roofs – not to mention all their unique features. They're durable, resist mold and mildew, need very little in the way of ongoing maintenance, and minimize your cooling bill with their reflective properties.
As great as metal roofing is, though, there are a lot of myths still out there.
Since the metallic roofing trend started a few years back, our team has been on thousands of jobs to install these roofs at homes and businesses. While many customers said it took them a while to decide on metal, virtually everyone we’ve worked with has been thrilled with the outcome.
The Truth About Metal Roofing: 5 Biggest Metal Roof Myths Debunked
If you’re worried about how metal performs, odds are good you’ve heard some half-truths or things that are outright mistaken.
Let’s take a look at the five most common myths:
Myth #1: They Make Tons of Noise in the Rain
A well-installed roof should be no more distracting than a gentle purr – the same or even quieter than traditional roofs. Remember, metal roofing material is usually installed over an existing roof and its insulation, so the sound from the rain is highly minimized.
Myth #2: They Are Susceptible to Hail Damage
This one is simply not true – we’re still not sure where it came from. Metal roofs are some of the best around for hail, since it skips right off. Although minor dents are possible with the biggest hailstones, they rarely impede performance.
Myth #3: You Should Never Get Up on a Metal Roof
As a general rule, you should never get up on any roof without good reason. That said, using the right techniques (and shoes), professionals are able to navigate a metal roof with confidence to ensure that your roof will come out of a walkabout just fine.
Myth #4: They Make Winter Even Colder
A metal roof will keep your home cooler in summer, but it should have no effect at all on attic temperature in winter. This myth comes from a misunderstanding of how roofs work: it’s actually the insulation that moderates temperature in the chill of winter.
Myth #5: Lightning Strikes Are More Likely
This one is intuitive, but it just isn’t true. Metal does conduct electricity, but that doesn’t mean lightning is drawn to it. Lightning is much more likely to strike the tallest object in the area – that usually means trees or power poles.
Thinking About New Metal Roofing? Get Yours from The Experts at Longhorn Roofing
At Longhorn Roofing, we provide all of the latest metal roofing styles and colors. We install screw-down metal roofing, and our custom metal roofs are fabricated at the job site using top-quality standing-seam 24-gauge galvalume-coated steel panels. They’re stronger and sturdier than the competition.
To get started, please contact Longhorn Roofing today.