Debunking Common Metal Roofing Myths
Metal roofing continues to rise in popularity because of its exceptional longevity, performance, and sustainability. In fact, it has the lowest life cycle cost among the roofing materials available on the market. However, many homeowners hesitate to invest in this option because of the many misconceptions surrounding it. Let Sprague Construction, your trusted roofing contractor, debunk some of the top myths about metal roofing:
Myth #1: It Is Noisy
Contrary to popular belief, a metal roof is actually quieter than an asphalt shingle roof. When installed with solid sheathing, it can mute noise from heavy downpour and hail impact better than other roofing materials.
Myth #2: It Increases the Likelihood of a Lightning Strike
False. While metal conducts electricity, it doesn’t attract lightning. In fact, it’s unusual for lighting to strike buildings. It normally hits the highest object in the area, such as trees, towers, and antennas. If your home were hit by lightning, your metal roofing would carefully distribute the energy through the structure. It only poses low risks since it is noncombustible. This makes it an excellent solution for your residential roofing needs.
Myth #3: It Will Rust Over Time
Metal roofing systems can stand up to the harshest weather conditions and still remain in great shape for a long time. They usually come with a “metallic coating” that prevents rust from developing. Paint is then applied over the coating to achieve everlasting beauty for your home. With an impressive array of colors, textures, and profiles to choose from, a metal roof can significantly add to your home’s curb appeal.
Whether you’re in need of new residential or commercial roofing, Sprague Construction is here to help you make a sound decision. Call us today at (406) 200-9080 to learn more about our products and services. You can also fill out our contact form for a free estimate. We serve Billings and surrounding areas in MT. We look forward to hearing from you!