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Dispelling Three Common Myths Related To Metal Roofing

There are many benefits associated with getting a metal roof. A metal roof is energy-efficient, has a long lifespan, requires minimal maintenance, and is the only roofing material that can be fully recycled when it is no longer a functional roof. However, despite these benefits, you may be unsure about installing a metal roof on your home due to myths that you may have heard about metal roofs. Here are three common myths related to metal roofing and the truth about these myths:

Metal Roofing Will Rust

One of the myths out there related to metal roofing is that it will rust. There is a bit of truth to this myth; most metal roofing is coated when it is installed on your roof, and this helps to prevent it from rusting. However, the coating can wear as it is exposed to the sun and weather elements, or if flying debris, such as rocks and sticks, scratches the coating. As such, you may need to have your metal roof recoated on occasion to help prevent it from rusting. As long as you re-coat the roof as needed, it will not rust. Having a metal roof inspected on an annual basis lets you know when your roof may need to be recoated. 

Metal Roofing is Loud

Another myth related to metal roofing is that it is loud. This means that when it is raining outside, you will hear every rain drop hit the roof. Metal roofs were originally used on warehouses and industrial buildings. If you have ever been in a warehouse with a metal roof, you have likely heard the sounds of rain falling; however, the metal roofing materials used on homes are different than those used on industrial buildings. The metal materials most commonly used on homes are insulated. This helps to improve energy efficiency, while also decreasing the noise you hear when you have a metal roof. 

Metal Roofing Will Make a Home Hotter

The last myth related to metal roofing is that it will make a home hotter. If you have ever touched a piece of metal sitting outside in the sun, you know that the metal heats up and is hot to the touch. However, while metal may attract heat, the insulation used on metal residential roofing materials helps to prevent this heat from transferring into your home and making your home warmer. The higher the insulation R-Value is for the metal roofing material, the better it will be at insulating your home and keeping it cool in the summer and warm in the winter. 

If you are looking for a long-lasting roofing material, a roofing material that is energy-efficient, and/or a roofing material that is recyclable, metal roofing may be ideal for you. Contact a roofer today to discuss your roofing needs and to learn more about metal roofing options. You can contact companies like Title Roofing for more information.