According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a myth is a false story or claim that most people know. Although myths about metal roofing abound in the industry, you should only believe in what experts tell you.
Sharp Roofing is here to debunk five myths about metal roofing. We’ll explain the truths behind them and why metal roofing in Seattle pays off.
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1. Increases chances of lightning strikes
Even if metal is a conductor of electricity, it does not attract lightning bolts. These usually hit the highest object in the area, for example, trees or power poles. If lightning does strike your metal roofing, the energy will scatter throughout the structure. You don’t even have to worry about fire because metal roofs are non-combustible.
2. Creates loud noises
Metal roofing can be installed over an existing roof, with proper attic space and insulation. This makes this type of roofing quieter than any other types. You won’t hear rain, hail, or bad storms over your new metal roof.
3. Rusts over time
This type of roofing is built to last up to 50 or more years. It is produced with a metallic coating made of zinc or a combination of zinc and aluminum. This special coating prevents the roof from rusting.
4. Dents when struck by hail
Metal roofs can withstand extreme weather conditions, even a typical hailstorm. It also has high wind resistance, having a 120-mph wind rating.
5. Costs more than other roofing types
Metal roofs can be more expensive than asphalt shingles. However, if you consider long-term investment, you don’t have to worry about replacing it again. Metal roofs are made to last longer than any other roofing type. The also require little maintenance. Generally, metal roofs are the most cost-effective choice.
Trust us when we say metal roofing is your best option. By installing this type of roofing, you are also helping the environment because you don’t have to throw away your existing roof. It can also save you up to 23% on cooling costs, thus lowering energy consumption.
With our wide options for coatings, finishes, and profiles, your metal roof can easily blend in with other components of your home. You don’t need to worry about nails affecting the look of your roof. Our metal roof is installed in a way that the nails are hidden. This also prevents leak damage.
Sharp Roofing is a trusted Seattle roofer that carries metal roofing by Nu-Ray. We only use high-quality materials and excellent workmanship to give you the best roofing system possible.