Want to learn the truth about common metal roof myths in Hilton Head?
If so, you’ve come to the right place! As far as residential roofs are concerned, asphalt is king. Asphalt is, by far, the most common roofing materials found on residential roofs, but just because they are common, it doesn’t mean they are the best option. More and more homeowners are choosing metal roofs because of the many benefits associated them. But, when compared to asphalt roof at least, metal is a fairly new roofing material, and as such, there’s quite a bit of misinformation surrounding it. That’s why Nationwide Developments has set out to give you the truth about metal roofs. Here are the most common myths about metal roofs debunked:
Myth #1. Metal roofs are more likely to be struck by lightning.
While it’s true that metal is certainly a conductor of electricity, it doesn’t mean that it attracts electricity more than anything else. Electricity conduction simply means that electricity can pass through a metal roof; what it doesn’t mean is that lightning is any more likely to strike it than any other roofing material. However, in one respect, metal roofing may be even safer, because it’s not combustible.
Myth #2. Metal roofs are very susceptible to hail damage.
People often assume that hail will damage a metal roof in the same way that it damages the roofs of cars. However, metal roofs are incredibly strong, and your average hailstorm won’t dent your roof. In cases of overly large hail, however, denting is a possibility, but these cases are rare. In your typical hailstorm, your metal roof will fair far better than an asphalt roof would. Plus, metal roofs are designed to withstand extreme winds, which means they’ll better handle the wind that can accompany hail.
Myth #3. Metal roofs are noisy when it rains.
Contrary to popular belief, a metal roof isn’t just a slab of metal placed over your attic; there’s solid sheathing underneath the metal. This solid sheathing is what allows metal roofs to be strikingly quiet, even quieter than some other roofing materials. It is also common to find a metal roof installed over an existing roof that has an attic, as well as attic insulation. In either case, a metal roof will be no noisier than any other type of roof.
Myth #4. Metal roofs are prone to rust.
Metal rusts, so why wouldn’t a metal roof rust? Metal roofs are designed to last, which means that they have to be resistant to rust. That’s why metal roofing is equipped with coating that is made of zinc, or a combination of aluminum and zinc, that prevents the formation of rust and makes the color last.
There are many myths out there about metal roofs, but the truth is that they are a wonderful choice for many homeowners for a long list of reasons. If you would like to find out if a metal roof is the right option for your home, give the roofing experts at Nationwide Developments a call today.