Anyone considering the use of metal roofing for their next building project probably has questions. From durability to cost here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. Remember, if you don’t find the answer you’re looking for here, you can always contact your local roofing professional.
Don’t be dismayed when you see the upfront cost of a metal roof. Many come with extended warranties. However, if that doesn’t reassure you consider that with their long lifespan these roofs can save you money over the long haul.
One of the most common reasons people consider metal roofing is its durability. The average lifespan of a metal roof is between 20-50 years which is considerably longer than most shingle roofs. They can even withstand the worst of storms. Made of noncombustible and nonflammable material in the very rare event of a lightning strike (the idea that a metal roof will attract lightning is a myth) the energy should simply be dispersed. In addition, the alloy of the metal roof can be recycled once its lifespan is spent. This makes a metal roof not only extremely durable, but eco-friendly.
It’s true that a metal sheet will echo the comforting pitter patter of rain all on its own. However, with proper installation a metal roof should hardly carry any sound at all. This is because the roof should be placed over a proper underlayment which with greatly reduce any vibration and sound transfer. Also don’t forget that most buildings have an attic or crawlspace of some kind that can act as a noise buffer as well.
There’s a lot to know about metal roofing, but now you know the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. However, if you still have questions you can rest assured that asking a roofing professional is a great next step. They’re there to help when it come to your roofing needs.