Frequently Asked Questions About Metal Roofing
Misconceptions about metal roofing systems are common, but don’t let that deter you from this excellent roofing material! Here we answer some of the most frequently asked questions about this type of roof.
Are metal roofs noisy?
People often wonder if metal roofs create a lot of noise when rain is falling. Thanks to great insulation, a metal roof generally does not produce any more noise from rain hitting the roof than a standard composite roof.
Are metal roofs colder than composition roofs?
Many homeowners think that when it is snowing or extremely cold outside, a metal roof will transfer that cold into the home. Actually, the temperature inside a home depends entirely on the amount of insulation in the walls and attic. Many Puget Sound homes are not properly insulated. If this is a concern for you, please talk to your State Roofing representative about insulation solutions that will keep your home more comfortable and save on energy costs.
Can a metal roof attract lightning?
Metal is a conductor, but metal roofs do not “attract” lightning and are not struck more than any other material. In fact, if a metal roof does happen to be struck by lightning, the metal will disperse the energy safely to the ground below – without burning.
Is a metal roof easily damaged by hail?
Another common misconception is that metal roofs can be damaged by hail. Metal roof is structurally stronger than other materials and therefore can withstand even very large hail without damage or denting. In contrast, the weatherproofing granules on asphalt shingles are easily knocked off during a hailstorm.