Metal roofing has become increasingly popular among homeowners in recent years. Previously an exclusive to commercial buildings, metal is now protecting homeowners across the country.
Myths about metal roofing remain widespread, however, and have made some homeowners concerned about investing in a metal roof. Today, we reveal the truth behind common metal roofing myths:
Myth 1: Metal Roofs Aren’t Impact-Resistant
While some believe thin sheets of metal can get dented easily, this is not true. Metal roofs are incredibly durable and easily handle impact. One way to check the impact resistance of a metal roofing product is by looking up the impact rating of a metal sheet, with the rating of 4 being the highest.
Myth 2: Metal Roofs Rust Easily
You might worry that rainfall or low pressure washing services will weaken or corrode the metal roof. While metal itself can rust, metal roofing manufacturers apply special coatings to prevent this from happening.
Myth 3: Metal Roofs Attract Lightning
A metal roof is no more likely than any other roofing material to be struck by lightning. In fact, metal roofing is actually more fire resistant than other roofing materials, making it an even safer choice.
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