Modern homes are enjoying the benefits of metal roofing. As a premium roofing product, it is widely used for commercial and residential areas. However, there are some prevailing myths that cause people to second-guess its benefits. Elite Roofing Solutions busts the following myths:
Metal Roofs Attract Lightning and Cause Noise During the Rain
They are actually safe from both. While metal does conduct lightning, that’s no reason to believe your home will instantly become a lightning rod. This is because lightning aims for the tallest structure in the area. All you need to do is install a lightning rod that’s taller than your structure, and you’re good.
As for rain, your roof is protected by the wood and insulation under the metal, which can minimize the noise of rain tapping on the rooftop. The only way it would make noise is if the only thing covering your rafters were the metal sheets.
Metal Roofs Lead to Uncomfortable Interiors
The truth is that whether you have metal or asphalt roofing, you will always have a hard time maintaining the indoor temperature you want if your roof has leaks or you have poor insulation. Be sure to have these seen to by experts right away. You’ll have a more comfortable interior as well as lower energy bills.
Metal Sheets Have Design Limitations
Actually, metal can fit different color schemes and designs. Modern metal roofs can work with a variety of styles, from contemporary to Victorian. This is because the metal can be colored as shingles or fit as full sheets. You can even modify the shape it has to fit your house.
Metal Roofs Are Less Energy-Efficient
Not at all. When you want your home to be warm in the winter or cool in the summer, it’s not your roofing alone that affects the temperature. Your insulation is also important as it blocks the heat and diffuses it when it tries to pass into your home. If you do detect an issue with your roof through your energy bill, we recommend hiring roof repair experts rather than trying to replace your metal roof.
At Elite Roofing Solutions, we understand that metal is a premium roofing product. As a durable and customizable material, we can help fit the roofing to your house to suit your tastes. Call us at (855) 588-6610 for your free, no-obligation inspection. We serve residents in and around Houston, TX.