Metal roofing has increased in popularity among homeowners and business owners alike. Now that metal roofs come in just about any color and finish you could ask for, people are having them installed more often. The roofs are impressively weather-resistant, and can last for 50 years or longer! However, there is some misinformation floating around about metal roofs. We’ve busted five of the most common metal roof myths.
Metal Roofs Attract Lightning
Metal roofs are no more prone to lightning strikes than roofs of any other material. Remember, it’s the height that draws lightning strikes, not the metal.
Metal Roofing is Noisy
Some people enjoy the pitter-patter of raindrops hitting a tin roof, but others do not. If you’re in the former camp, you might be disappointed; modern metal roofs are highly insulated against noise.
Metal Roofs Don’t Keep Your Home Cool
The temperature of your home depends on many factors, and your roof is one of them. White metal roofs can deflect the sun’s rays, causing less heat absorption and reducing the heat in your building, along with your energy bills.
Metal Roofs Don’t Add Value
Since metal roofing is becoming sought after, the fact that your home or business has a metal roof will add to the resale value, as long as the roof is in good condition.
Metal Roofs Don’t Form Ice Dams
Unfortunately, metal roofs are not impervious to ice dams. Ice dams occur when there is insufficient insulation in the attic, so no roofing type is immune to them.
If you’d like to learn more about metal roofing, give us a call today at (407) 298-0100. We provide commercial roofing repair and installation in and near Orlando, FL.