Metal is used to construct cars, tools, bridges, plumbing, wiring and more because of it’s flexibility, resilience, and strength. Why not choose metal to protect your home or business with metal roofing for these same reasons? No other material is better for protecting your property from wind, rain, hail, ice, snow, moss, fungus and other classic roof enemies. Better yet, the adaptability and diversity of metal make it perfect for everything from sheds and barns to luxury homes and commercial buildings.

Unfortunately, many people are hesitant to try metal roofing systems due to fear of rust, denting, and noise. Many of these concerns, however, are caused by myths and simple misunderstanding about metal roofing. Read on for the truth about many metal roofing myths, it may be just what you need to choose metal for your next industrial, commercial, or residential roofing project.

 

Myth: Metal roofs are noisy.

Fact: Metal roofing systems are specially engineered to prevent noise transmission from contact with rain, hail, wind, and other types of debris.

 

Myth: Metal roofs increase the likelihood of a lightning strike.

Fact: Though metal conducts electricity, it does not attract it. A metal roof will not increase the likelihood of a lightning strike any more than a roof of any other material.

 

Myth: Metal roofs are susceptible to dents & other forms of damage from hail.

Fact: Unless you’re in the midst of a severe hail storm with extremely large hailstones, roof damage shouldn’t be an issue. The metals typically used for roofing systems – steel, aluminum, and copper – can remain resilient in all types of weather for many years.

 

Myth: Metal roofs are susceptible to rust.

Fact: All metal roofing systems are treated with a metallic coating to reduce rust and may include an additional baked-on paint coating available in several thicknesses. To ensure your roof remains beautiful and rust free for many years to come.