Common Metal Roofing Myths, DebunkedBy Stacy Mellete
Residential metal roofing, long considered a completely industrial choice, has become a popular alternative to asphalt shingles for residential homes. As one of the most popular alternative roofing systems available, however, there are a lot of myths attached to it.
At Affordable Roofing Systems, we debunk some of the most common in this post.
Myth 1: Metal Roof Is Style-Restrictive
Its industrial past often causes people to label metal roofing as a style-restrictive option only suitable for more modern homes. In truth, metal roofing has a larger color palette than asphalt shingles and comes in various textures and architectural styles.
Victorian and ranch-style metal roofing are popular alternatives to traditional asphalt shingles for traditional homes and offers a wide array of color options. You will also have more aesthetic choices when it comes to roof texture.
Myth 2: Metal Roofing Is Noisy
It may surprise you but metal roofing is actually quieter than most asphalt roofing systems. Metal roofs have a solid sheathing bound to the underlayment that acts as a noise canceler. It muffles rain, hail, and falling branches more effectively than asphalt shingles and even other premium roofing systems like tile and slate.
Myth 3: Metal Roofs Are Expensive This depends on how you look at it. A metal roof is indeed slightly more expensive than asphalt, upfront. That said, a metal roof provides better long-term value than asphalt shingles since they are more durable. This means that because they require less maintenance, you’re effectively saving money. They also last longer than asphalt shingles, with an “average” lifespan of 30 to 60 years.
As your local roofing contractor, we install high-quality metal roofing systems. Metal is an excellent choice if you want a more durable roof for your home that lasts longer with less maintenance. Call us now at (813) 542-8462 for more information on our services. We install metal roofing systems in Tampa and St. Petersburg, FL.