Dispelling Age-Old Misconceptions About Metal Roofs

By Stacy Mellete

Metal is one of the oldest roofing materials used in history, yet it’s perhaps the most misunderstood. Although it has been gaining popularity among residential and commercial property owners, it’s still a long way to the respect and interest it truly deserves.

To appreciate what metal roofing systems are all about, Affordable Roofing Systems dispels some of the most persistent misconceptions about them:

Dispelling Age-Old Misconceptions About Metal Roofs

They Attract Lightning

To be clear, nothing attracts lightning. Studies show that only the location of the thunderstorm will determine where the lightning bolt would strike. Usually, the highest point in an area is what gets hit. Having a metal roof wouldn’t increase the chance of your property getting struck by lightning. It may conduct electricity, but it’s non-combustible. The fact that it won’t burst into flames makes it one of your safest roofing choices.

They Suit Modern Property Designs Only

Any honest local roofing contractor Tampa FL, would tell you that metal doesn’t appeal to contemporary property designs alone. It comes in numerous styles, textures and colors. Unlike other roofing materials, metal is more weather-resistant, and isn’t susceptible to splitting, cupping, curling and even fading.

They Are Prone to Hail Damage

Hail can wreak havoc on any roof, but metal hides impact damage best. Huge hailstones may dent it, but average-sized ones generally don’t. With a rich textural surface, small denting is even less noticeable from the ground.

They Are Not Environment-Friendly

Metal may come from nature, and it’s possibly the most sustainable roofing material on the market. It’s highly recyclable, and most products available today have reclaimed content.

Considering that metal roofs don’t need replacements for decades, they help decongest landfills. Plus, a metal roof (painted or not) can reflect most of the sun’s heat, contribute to energy efficiency and decrease your property’s carbon footprint.

At Affordable Roofing Systems, we offer a wide range of high-quality metal roofing solutions from top brands, such as Gerard and Drexel. To learn more about our products, credentials and financing options, call us at (813) 542-8462 now.

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