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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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) 219-5688 to schedule your no-obligation consultation and free estimate in St. Charles, MO.