Top 4 Myths About Metal Roofing

Metal is one of the most in-demand residential roofing materials on the market today. However, there are still myths surrounding this roofing material. To help you understand metal roofing better, American Roofing and Sheet Metal debunks the top four myths about it first so you can make an informed decision.

  1. They Make Cool Nights Colder – Any experienced contractor would tell you that a cool metal roof wouldn’t make your home feel colder in the winter. If your attic has adequate ventilation, your metal roofing system has no effect on your indoor temperature.

  2. They’re a Lightning Magnet – Word has it that metal roofs have a great chance of getting struck by lightning. This is a common confusion about conductivity and attraction. Metal conducts electricity, but it isn’t attracted to it. At American Roofing and Sheet Metal, we highly recommend a metal roofing system because it provides excellent protection against fire. Like tile roofing products, metal panels won’t ignite when hit by lightning.

  3. They Lose Their Form with Hail Hits – Normal-sized hailstones cannot dent your metal roof. After a hail storm, rest assured that you won’t see alarming dents or damage on your roofing system.

  4. They’re Noisy During Rain – Not necessarily. The insulated attic space helps abate the sound of any racket rain makes on a metal roof. The noise caused by heavy downpours on metal roofs are no louder than other systems. A cool metal roof is a great investment to make your home more comfortable all year long.

American Roofing and Sheet Metal highly recommends metal roofing because of its numerous benefits. Whether you’re looking for beauty, energy efficiency, or durability, you can expect metal roofs to offer all these features and more.

Call American Roofing and Sheet Metal today at (813) 217-5650 to learn more about this roofing material. We serve Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, FL.

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