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10 Surprising Facts About Metal Roofing

October 14, 2016 1:39 pm

Metal roofing is quickly becoming the material of choice for homeowners replacing a faulty roof. There are still a great number of myths circulating about metal roofing. The truth is metal roofing provides a cost-efficient, modern and ultra-effective way of sheltering you and your family. So before myths make you miss out on metal roofing, let’s review some facts:

  1. Safe from lightning
    Lightning strikes the first thing it reaches, which is usually not your house. In the unlikely event your house gets struck, the energy will be dispersed harmlessly across your metal roof and won’t catch fire. This keeps you and your family safe.
  2. Surprisingly quiet
    Metal often makes a great deal of noise. However, metal roofing is far quieter than you may think and even less noisy than asphalt shingle roofs.
  3. Rust is a thing of the past
    Manufacturers cover metal roofs with metallic paint and aluminum to protect them from rain.
  4. Harmless hail
    Metal roofs are extremely sturdy. It would take extreme hail to dent a metal roof. These roofs can survive winds of almost 200 kilometres per hour and remain untouched.
  5. Walk as you please
    Despite popular belief, you can walk on a metal roof without damaging it. Just make sure you have your safety equipment in place first!
  6. Modern
    No, a metal roof doesn’t imply that you will have an ‘ugly’ roof. Today, metal roofs come in all sorts of textures and colours, so you can personalize your house to suit your tastes.
  7. Light and convenient
    Metal roofs are surprisingly light – you can even install them on top of your existing roof. Imagine the money you’ll save.
  8. A real investment
    The initial expense of metal roofing often puts people off, but what they don’t realize is the money they could save in the long run. Metal roofs can last up to 50 years, while other types often need to be replaced in as little as 15 years.
  9. Increased value
    If you choose to invest in a metal roof, the selling price of your house could increase. Future buyers will look favourably on roof that is both durable and cost efficient.
  10. Cool and comfortable
    Metal roofs come in light colours that help prevent your house from overheating in the summer. They also cool down quicker than asphalt shingle roofs.

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