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Metal roofs are a great roofing option for so many reasons. They are incredibly durable, water resistant, and long lasting. But, like anything, this roofing material is subject to its fair share of myths and misrepresentations. Here are 5 myths about metal roofs:

1. Metal roofs are too loud

You may have heard many people claim that metal roofs make too much noise, and this is just not true. When installed correctly, metal roofs should be installed over top insulation that will prevent most sounds from getting into your home or business. Aside from this, metal roofs can often be installed over existing roofs. This gives your home or business an additional layer of noise canceling protection.

2. Metal roofs don’t protect your home from the cold

It is your home’s insulation that keeps it warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Sure, the tin roof on your grandpa’s old shed is hardly doing anything to keep out the cold, but when installed properly metal roofs do just as good of a job as any when it comes to keeping your home or business at a comfortable temperature. It should also be noted that metal roofs are used for cabins in some of the coldest places in the world!

3. Metal roofs attract lightning

One of the scariest sounding myths about metal roofs is that they attract lightning! While it is true that metal conducts electricity, your metal roof will not attract lighting anymore than any other type of roof. In fact, because of its incredible fire resistance, your metal roof will actually keep your home safer from lightning than most other roofing types! For this reason it is actually encouraged to use metal roofing in areas that are prone to lightning.

4. Metal roofs are always more expensive

Now this one is partly true. You will likely pay more upfront for your metal roof than you would comparatively for shingles or some other material. But in the long run, metal roofs are actually cost effective. Metal roofs just last longer and require less maintenance than its competitors. For this reason, it is fair to argue that metal roofs are not more costly than other roofing materials.

5. Metal roofs are susceptible to denting

It is often claimed that metal roofs are easily damaged. This is also not true! Metal is one of the most durable roofing materials on the market, and it is quite impervious to most typical types of damage like that incurred from hail, wildlife, and falling limbs. Metal roofs are not susceptible to hail damage unless the pieces of hail are over 2 inches in diameter (roughly the size of a golf ball).

As you can see there are many untrue myths out there about metal roofing. The fact is that metal roofing is durable, long lasting, and cost effective. For more information about metal roofing, or an estimate on installation, contact Metal Roof Pros today. We are always prepared to answer your questions.