Should you get Metal Roofing ?
Metal roofing has become an increasingly popular material used in modern residential roofing. Contrary to what many still believe metal roofing offers great value, protection for your home and has countless advantages.
Metal Roofing Benefits
Some of the many advantages of metal roofing:
Lightweight & portable: About 1/4 the weight of a tile roof, and roughly 1/3 the weight of asbestos sheets. This means you need less timber for trusses which results in massive savings
Durability: Metal roofing is highly resistant to hail and wind damage. It is also more resistant to fire.
Low-maintenance: Most metal roofing products require very little or no maintenance.
Energy efficiency: Metal roofs are considered among the most energy efficient types of roofs. They reflect a greater share of the sun’s rays and, depending on any coating applied to the metal, homes may see a savings of 20 to 30 percent on air conditioning costs.
Style: Contrary to the olden days of stark and simple IBR (Inverted Box Rib) sheets, there are now more variants of steel sheeting than any other roofing material. Metal roofs are available in a wide array of colours, styles, and textures. Metal roofing can greatly enhance the appeal of a home.
Disadvantages Of Metal Roofing
Of course, as with any other roofing option metal roofing has disadvantages to consider, but the advantages far outweigh these factors.
Noise: Metal roofs are noisier than other alternatives. So its best to consider a some sound insulation, perhaps a ceiling to reduce the noise especially during rainy season
That’s all? Yes, really. Most “disadvantages” of metal roofing are either misconceptions or outdated. Lets discuss a few
Myth 1: Hail will dent a metal roof. Unless it rains boulders in your area hail will not damage your roof. most reputable metal roofing materials are produced with a guarantee against denting.
Myth 2: Metal roofs attract lighting.
Metal conducts electricity which makes some believe it attracts lightning strikes. Even so, metal roofs do not attract lightning and are not struck any more frequently than other roofing materials.
Lightning is linkely to strike:
Structures that cover a large area of ground
In fact metal roofing can reduce damage in case of a lightning strike. Should your metal roof be struck by lightning, the electricity will be spread out across a larger area, which diminishes the immediate impact. Then, the metal's fire-resistant properties will protect your building even further.
You probably have noticed we didn’t consider cost. Well that’s because metal roofing can be very affordable or expensive, it all depends on the style of metal roofing. It is worth noting IBR, the most commonly metal roofing, is very affordable compared to tiles or asbestos.
Need to know more about roofing or want a roofing quotation? Contact us or come by our offices for a chat. With years of experience installing all types of roofs, we have the expertise and knowledge to handle any type of project, residential or commercial.