Metal roofing is one of the most versatile and cost-effective roofing solutions available to homeowners, but many people end up going for other options because of common misconceptions about it. Read on as our team of expert roofers debunks common metal roofing myths.
Myth: Metal Roofing Is Flimsy
Don’t let metal roofing’s lightweight design fool you. Although our metal roofing panels weigh a lot less than clay or slate, they are durable enough to withstand impact damage caused by common weather factors, such as hailstorms and debris carried by strong winds. Since there’s less weight bearing down on the roof supports, a metal roof is also less likely to collapse under its own weight as it ages.
Myth: Metal Roofing Will Rust When Exposed to Moisture
Many people associate “metal” with the word “rust.” However, our metal roofing options are manufactured with modern techniques that make them just as moisture-resistant as other roofing options. Metal roofing is also easy to maintain because its non-porous surface sheds water runoff quite easily. Thoroughly cleaning a metal roof only requires low pressure washing services every now and then (and not as often as cleaning tile or asphalt shingle roofing).
Myth: Metal Roofing Is Hot
Most people think that metal roofs heat up faster than other options when exposed to sunlight. However, metal roofs are actually some of the coolest and most energy-efficient roofs available today. This is because a metal roof can reflect a significant amount of heat away from the home.
Myth: Metal Roofing Lacks Curb Appeal
Some homeowners think that metal roofing designs are limited to simple large panels, but our metal roofs are designed to fit almost any home. Standing seam metal roofs are a great choice for fans of minimalism. We also offer metal tile designed to imitate other “classic” roofing materials, for those with more traditional tastes. You can also have your metal roof painted to match your gutter installation for a more cohesive look.
Don’t miss out on metal roofing just because of a few misconceptions. Affordable Roof Care is your number one source of metal roofing solutions in Bremerton, Gig Harbor and Poulsbo, WA. Call us at (360) 639-4339 or use this contact form to request an estimate.