Metal is one of the most durable roofing materials for your home. Nevertheless, a 2012 study conducted by the Metal Roofing Alliance discovered that homeowners often shun away from metal roofing due to beliefs based on myths and half-truths. If you’re wondering if metal roofing is a good choice for you, let’s address three common metal roof myths:
Misconception #1: Almost half of the respondents from the Metal Roofing Alliance study believed metal roofing is incompatible for their home.
Contrary to popular belief, metal roofing doesn’t just come in the generic silver color. A gamut of colors and surface textures are available, making them suitable for contemporary, colonial, Victorian, and cottage-style homes. On top of that, most metals are rated as “cool” by EnergyStar, meaning that it will help reduce your cooling costs and may even qualify you for a federal tax credit.
Misconception #2: Some believe metal roofs would make too much noise.
Believe it or not, metal is quieter than asphalt shingles. Metal roofing contains solid sheathing beneath the underlayment to minimize the noise from elements like rain, hail, and scampering animals.
Misconception #3: One-quarter of respondents believed metal roofing is cost-prohibitive.
While it’s true that the initial installment of metal roofing tends to cost more than shingles, take the long-term investment into consideration. Metal roofing has an average lifespan of 40-60 years, whereas asphalt shingles last 12-20 years. This means metal roofing only has to be installed once or twice as long as you own your home. Shingles may have to be replaced three to four times.
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Edited by Justin Vorhees
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