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4 Common Metal Roofing Myths and Misconceptions

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People consider metal one of the most durable roofing materials available to homeowners. But many are still hesitant to take the plunge—often due to the number of myths about its practicality. We’re here to tell you that these statements aren’t as reliable as they seem. These are some common metal roofing myths and why you shouldn’t be concerned when making your next roofing decision.

Metal Roofing Is Noisy

When a homeowner installs a metal roof, they often assume they’ll be able to hear rain hitting it. While this may be the case with an older barn or shed, this isn’t true when it comes to a home. This is because installation professionals will secure an underlay to the roof’s frame and place the metal roof on top. This additional step creates a layer of insulation between the roof and the rest of your home—dampening any noise.

Metal Materials Dent Easily

Many people also believe that metal roofs are more susceptible to dents and scrapes from animals and storms. Fortunately, the underlay can help with this as well. You would need a lot of force to dent or puncture the surface of a steel roof, especially one with an underlay.

Metal Roofs Are Heavy

Another common metal roofing myth that simply isn’t true is that metal materials are too heavy to be functional on a standard home. While metal roofing isn’t weightless by any means, it’s actually significantly lighter than concrete shingles. In fact, the exact weight of metal roofing per square foot is much less than many people think.

Metal Roofing Is Ugly

Metal roofing has an interesting reputation for being ugly as well. This is because people often associate it with industrial complexes and warehouses. But in recent years, people have used metal roofing materials to mimic the appearance of many other types of roofing. This means that you can install a metal roof and maintain your home’s style.

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