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The Truth About Metal Roofing: Fact vs. Fiction

Published On April 10 , 2024


Metal roofing is a smart choice for homeowners looking for durability, longevity, and energy efficiency. But, outdated myths and misconceptions still sometimes hold people back. Let’s set the record straight and debunk some common misconceptions about metal roofing.

No Noise on Metal Roof

Myth #1: Metal Roofs Are Noisy

Fact: Modern metal roofs installed over a solid roof deck and with proper insulation are no noisier than traditional roofing materials.  In fact, they can often offer better sound insulation, especially during heavy rain or hail.

Myth #2: Metal Roofs Attract Lightning

Fact: Metal roofs are no more likely to be struck by lightning than any other type of roof. Homes with proper grounding and lightning protection systems have a far lower risk, regardless of their roofing material.

Myth #3: Metal Roofs Will Make My Home Hotter

Fact:  Metal roofs actually reflect a high amount of solar radiation, helping keep your home cooler in the summer.  Many metal roofing products are also ENERGY STAR certified, meaning they meet strict energy efficiency standards.

Myth #4: Metal Roofs Are Too Expensive

Fact: While the initial cost might be slightly higher than basic asphalt shingles, the long-term value of a metal roof is unmatched. Metal roofs can last 50+ years, are virtually maintenance-free, and can increase your home’s resale value.

Myth #5: Metal Roofs Are Boring and Limited in Style

Fact: Today’s metal roofs come in a vast array of colors and profiles. Whether you want the classic look of standing seam, the charm of slate or wood shake imitations, or a modern aesthetic, there’s a metal roof style to suit your taste.

Why Choose a Metal Roof?

  • Durability: Superior resistance to extreme weather, fire, and impact.
  • Longevity: Can last 2-3 times longer than traditional shingles.
  • Energy Efficiency: Reduces heating and cooling costs.
  • Environmental Friendliness: Often made from recycled materials and fully recyclable.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: Enhances curb appeal and comes in a range of beautiful styles.

Let Forever Slate Help You Make the Right Choice

At Forever Slate, we’re committed to providing the highest quality metal roofing solutions and expert installation. Contact us today for a free consultation and to discover how a metal roof can benefit your home.

About The Author

Meet Cris – a seasoned construction industry professional with over 15 years of hands-on experience in building and managing residential, commercial, and industrial projects. He started as a laborer and worked his way up to become a project manager. Cris is passionate about sharing his knowledge and insights with others who are interested in building construction. He has a degree in architecture and is constantly reading and researching to stay on top of the latest trends, materials, and techniques. His aim is to help people better understand the complexities of the industry and make informed decisions when it comes to building their own structures.

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