The number of homes with metal roofing is rapidly increasing, thanks to its various advantages. In this post, local roofing company Wortham Bros shares quick facts about metal roofing.
1. Metal Roofs Do Not Attract Lighting — There’s this pervasive myth that metal roofs attract lightning, and that it’s dangerous to be under it during a lightning storm. But the truth is, it’s actually much safer under a metal roof during a lightning storm. First, what attracts lightning is the tallest structure in the area, which could be a tree or a church tower. Second, metal roofs disperse electricity more efficiently than other roofing typee. In the event it does get struck by lightning, a metal roof won’t catch fire or transmit electricity into your home.
2. Metal Roofs Are Quieter — Many people are under the impression that metal roofs are noisy, which they would be if they were installed like sheds. However, residential metal roofing systems are far more sophisticated. When installed on a standard roofing structure that includes insulation, decking and underlayment, sheet metal roofing is actually much quieter.
3. Metal Roofs Last Longer — One of the main draws of metal roofing systems is its exceptional life span. With proper care and maintenance, a metal roof can last up to 50 years. By comparison, a typical asphalt shingle roof is expected to last 20 to 30 years. If you’re having second thoughts because of the relatively higher upfront cost, consider that it’s nearly double the life span of an asphalt shingle roof. Add to that the fact that metal roofs have lower maintenance requirements, they actually have a lower lifetime cost.
4. Metal Roofs Are Lighter — Some roofing structures aren’t built to support heavy materials like slate and tile. If you’re switching to these materials, the roof structure will have to be reinforced or rebuilt. This is not a problem with metal roofing, thanks to its lighter weight.
5. Metal Roofs Are Impact-Resistant — Metal roofing won’t get punctured when hit by hail or airborne debris. This is a critical feature that can count the difference between a minor dent and a major roof leak.
Wortham Bros is your leading provider of metal roofing installation and hail damage repair. Give us a call at (972) 562-5788 or (512) 336-7745. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in McKinney, TX, and nearby areas.