The Truth Behind Prevalent Metal Roof Myths
Sprague Construction Roofing, one of the top roofing contractors in the local area, can install wood, metal and asphalt shingle roofing systems for residential properties. Metal is an excellent roofing material, but there are a few misconceptions about it. Today, we dispel metal roofing myths:
Myth 1: Metal Roofs Attract Lightning
The truth is, it’s rare for lightning to hit a building, and a metal roof won’t make this more likely than any other roofing material. In the unlikely event that lightning does hit your home, the metal roof will scatter the energy throughout your structure, helping deflect the impact. A metal roof also won’t catch on fire.
Myth 2: Metal Roofs Don’t Perform Well During Harsh Weather
A metal roof can withstand long-term sun exposure, strong winds and heavy rain. Plus, a metal residential roofing system makes little noise during bad weather thanks to its solid sheathing fastened to the underlayment, which dampens sound.
Myth 3: Metal Roofs Are Ugly
Today’s metal roofs come in a wide array of colors, textures and profiles to complement both traditional and modern homes. There are many metal roofing systems that can imitate the appearance of other roofing materials, as well.
You can rely on Sprague Construction Roofing for all of your residential and commercial roofing needs. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of professionalism, and we have the industry certifications to prove it. We serve Fort Collins, CO, and nearby WY neighborhoods. Give us a call at (406) 200-9080 to learn more about our services and products or to get a free estimate.