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6 Myths You Shouldn’t Believe About Metal Roofing

6 Myths You Shouldn’t Believe About Metal Roofing

Metal is an excellent roofing material. Yet its popularity has been diminished by many stubborn misconceptions. Today, Koziatek Contracting debunks the most persistent myths about metal roofing systems:

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  1. They Are Noisy in the Rain

Metal roofing systems are no louder than asphalt shingle roofs. As a matter of fact, they may even be quieter because they come with solid sheathing installed to the underlayment, which can keep outdoor noise out.

  1. They Attract Lightning

Metal may conduct electricity, but a metal roof doesn’t draw lightning. It won’t increase the likelihood of a strike, as long as it’s not the tallest object in the area. Actually, metal makes a safe roof covering because it’s non-combustible.

  1. They Rust

Any experienced roofing contractor would attest that modern steel roofs no longer rust. They have a metallic coating that protects the substrate before paint application for long-lasting color and exceptional corrosion resistance.

  1. They Make Winters More Comfortable

If your home feels extra cold during winter, the likely suspect is inadequate insulation in the attic, not a metal roof. The incredible mechanical properties of metal even preserve insulation integrity by reducing the chances of leakage.

  1. They Are Susceptible to Hail

Oversized hailstones can dent even the toughest roofing materials, but regular ones don’t damage metal roofs. Metal’s high strength-to-weight ratio allows it to maintain its remarkable impact resistance with age. While a metal roofing system needs periodic maintenance, you shouldn’t expect to spend on roof repair every time a hailstorm hits your area.

  1. They Add Little Property Value

Metal’s stock has risen in recent years. The latest industry report shows its market share has jumped from 11% to 14% between 2015 and 2016. The renewed interest in metal roofing products means more property owners are beginning to believe in them. The more in-demand they become, the higher the property value they promise.

Determine whether metal is the perfect replacement roofing material for your home with Koziatek Contracting. Call us at (314) 837-8262 to schedule your no-obligation consultation and free estimate in St. Charles, MO.