Metal roofing has long been one of the most competitive roofing options on the market. Metal roofing is incredibly durable and it can last well over 50 years with little to no maintenance. Metal roofing is also able to resist nearly all types of inclement weather that your home might face. If you live in an area with severe weather (thunderstorms, hail, strong winds) then you will not be disappointed with your investment in a metal roof. To further explain just how capable metal roofs are at resisting severe weather, we have compiled the list below:
Metal roofing resists most hail
Metal roofing is capable of resisting most typical sizes of hail. Your metal roof will have no problem reflecting any hail that is under 2 inches in diameter (about the size of a golf ball). Hail larger than this is incredibly uncommon, but metal roofs fare well even when they are impacted by inordinately large hail. In these extreme cases, the damage incurred by your metal roof is likely to only be cosmetic. These dents may be unappealing, but such damages are preferable to the potential damages that could occur to competing roofing materials. Competing roofing materials can succumb to tens of thousands of dollars in damages as a result of hail, this alone points to metal roofing being one of your best roofing options if you live in an area that experiences frequent hail.
The lightning myth
You may have heard that metal roofs are dangerous because they attract lighting. This is a complete myth. Metal conducts electricity, so you shouldn’t lean or sit on metal objects or structures during a thunderstorm. But, metal does not attract lighting as the myth suggests. Your metal roof will be no more at risk of a lighting strike than any other roofing option on the market. In fact, your metal roof will actually keep your home or business safer from lightning than most other types of roofs because of its incredible fire resistance. The fire resisting qualities of metal roofing actually makes it a great roofing option if you live in an area with frequent severe thunderstorms.
Metal roofing reflects heat
If you’re looking for a roofing option that will keep your home or business’s internal temperatures regulated, then you might want to consider metal. Metal alone may not be the world’s greatest insulator, but most quality metal roof installations are accompanied by layers of underlayment insulation that will help keep the temperatures in your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Metal also has the added bonus of being a good reflector of heat. Metal roofs will be hotter than other roofing materials in the summer, but this is because all of that heat from the sun is being sent away, instead of being absorbed into your home or business.
For more information about metal roofing, or an estimate on installation, contact Metal Roof Pros today.