There was a time when metal would not even be considered as a material for a residential roof installation. Metal roofs were more commonly used in industrial settings as their hardy nature was better suited for this purpose. Today, roofing technologies have developed metal to be a viable residential roofing material, lending homes its innate durability while keeping an aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Despite its growing popularity, there are still a lot of misconceptions that surround metal as a roofing system. Let our experts at State Roofing shed some light on these myths and show you whether they are worthy of being believed or not.
Metal Roofs and Lightning
Perhaps the biggest misconception many have about metal roofing systems is that it is vulnerable to lightning strikes. Metal is, after all, a conductor of electricity and people tend to believe that this can make them dangerous under a thunderstorm. While yes, metal is a good conductor, it’s not true that they can attract lightning or that they are dangerous when struck by electricity. Modern metal roofs channel the energy safely to the ground, keeping you and your home more safe under a metal roof during a thunderstorm compared to other roofing materials.
Metal Roofs Can Get Extremely Hot
The truth behind this myth is a little counterintuitive. Yes, metals can absorb and retain a lot of heat energy, however, this does not will not make your home hotter or less energy-efficient. Because it can hold more heat that would otherwise have been spread out to the rest of your home, metal roofs can actually make your interiors cooler. With the right amount of attic insulation, the efficiency of metal roofs are comparable, even better than, other roofing materials.
Metal Roofs Rust
The metals used in a roofing installation are often alloyed with non-reactive metals, which prevents it from developing rust. Rust is a reaction between iron and oxygen and most metals used in roofing today use a combination of rust-resistant compounds.
Learn more about the benefits of metal roofing with the help of our roofing professionals at State Roofing. Give us a call at (360) 794-7164 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate on new metal roofs today. We serve homeowners in Seattle, and all surrounding areas in WA.