More and more homeowners are choosing metal roofing. Yet many still have misconceptions about metal roofing. In this post, United Contractors Roofing debunks common metal roofing myths.
Myth 1: Metal Roofs Are Noisy
Contrary to popular belief, metal roofs aren’t any noisier than other types of roofing systems. The solid sheathing located under the roofing underlayment actually makes metal roofs quieter than other systems.
Myth 2: Metal Roofs Are Difficult to Repair
Metal roofing systems actually rank among the easiest for home repair. This is due to the properties of metal itself, which allow it to withstand even the most punishing weather. Typically, you’ll only need quick fixes to restore a metal roof to its prime condition. Despite this, it’s still better to hire a professional roofer like us so you don’t accidentally miss a hidden leak somewhere.
Myth 3: Metal Roofs Attract Lightning
This is one of the most prevailing myths—but is completely baseless. Lightning strikes the tallest object in the area, which usually means it’ll hit a tree sooner than your roof. It’s no more likely to hit a metal roof than an asphalt shingle one. Even if lightning does hit your metal roof, the energy will be dispersed throughout it. For comparison, when lightning strikes an asphalt or tile roof, all the energy is focused on the spot where it lands, causing more damage.
As your local general contractor, United Contractors Roofing will professionally install your new metal roof. Call us today at (843) 376-1499 to learn more about our metal roofing systems. We offer top-of-the-line metal roofing systems throughout Conway and Myrtle Beach, SC.