3 Myths Of Metal Roofs You Should Know

Posted on: 27 May 2015

If you are considering replacing the roof of your home, then you may be thinking about all of your options as far as material goes. There are many different options, one of those being metal. The problem with metal roofing is that it tends to have a bad reputation due to some myths that surrounds it. Although these myths may have been true in the past, there have been significant developments in the way that these roofs are installed and created, which make them an ideal option for homeowners. Here are three myths that you should discount:

Doesn't Trap Sound:

One common misconception about metal roofing is that you are going to be able to hear every sound since metal does not trap sound. Those who live in areas with heavy rains, for example, consider metal roofs to be out of the question since they believe that the roof will allow the sound of the rain to echo throughout the home. However, this is not the case since metal roofing is installed by fastening it to the existing roof deck, which reduces the sound coming in your home significantly. 

Your Home Will be Too Hot in the Summer:

Another common belief about metal roofs is that they trap in heat, which is great during the winter, but not so great during the summer. However, this is not the case. All metal roofing is made differently, which is going to affect the way that air is held in your home. Aluminum roofing, for example, is considered to be the most efficient, which means that in the summer, it is going to keep cold air from your AC system trapped in your home. Aluminum won't soak up rays from the sun to make your home warmer. 

You Won't be Able to Sell Your Home for a Larger Price:

Many people believe that if they install a metal roof, they won't see any resale value in it. However, this is not the case since metal roofs virtually require very little to no maintenance whatsoever. This also means that metal roofs last much longer than other types of roofing, which means your home is going to be more desirable to homeowners who want a maintenance-free home. Maintenance-free homes are much more desirable to the average homeowner since it saves them a great deal of time and money.

Once you discount these myths, you can be sure that you include metal roofing in your options for installing a new roof for your home and see why it may be the best option for you in the end. Contact a local contractor, such as East Texas Roof Works & Sheet Metal LLC., for your questions about metal roofs.

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