When it comes to roofing, there are many myths that circulate about the process and the materials, and metal roofs are no exception. They have been around for years, but as they become a more popular option, roofing companies have to combat preconceived notions that people have. Here are the 5 most common myths, and the truth surrounding them.
False. Having a metal roof doesn’t increase your risk of being struck by lightning, and they actually help dissipate the charge in the unlikely event that your roof is struck by lightning. And metal roofs are 100% non-combustible, so even if it is struck, it won’t catch fire.
Again, false. Every roof is installed over top of a roof deck and an underlayment, and metal is no exception. These layers help absorb the sound and as a result, metal roofs don’t make any more noise than a shingle roof.
Like all roofing products, the quality of metal varies from good, to better, to best, and there is a price difference with each option. While you could spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on the highest quality roof on the market, there are plenty of options that are more reasonable. Because each home is different, the best way to determine the cost of a metal roof is to get an estimate from a qualified roofing contractor.
False. Metal roofs are designed to last a lifetime, and as a result, they are coated in aluminum and finished with a baked enamel that protects them from rust for years and years.
Once again, false. Metal roofs are designed to be extremely durable so that they can stand up to inclement weather conditions for years. As long as they are installed properly, according to manufacturer specifications, and are cared for well, they are not overly susceptible to denting.
If debunking these myths has made you want to consider a metal roof, Cenvar Roofing is the company for you! We are ethical roofing contractors serving the Tuckahoe, VA area. We have expertise in all types of roofing, including metal, as well as shingle roofs, faux slate roofs, and repairs. Schedule your free estimate today and let us help you get started.