Today, metal roofing can be made into nearly all colors and resemble popular materials like shakes and shingles. It’s currently one of the most popular roof replacement options in the U.S. Whether you want to improve your home’s energy efficiency or appeal, this roofing option is for you.
Here are quick facts about metal roofs.
Metal Roofs Are Cost-Effective
When installed correctly and maintained properly, a metal roof can last for at least 50 years. In fact, it’s very rare for a homeowner to have their metal roof replaced over the time they live in the house. While it can have higher upfront costs that other roofing materials, you can save more on maintenance and energy costs with a metal roof.
Metal Roofs Are Energy-Efficient
Studies show that metal or steel roofs reflect solar radiant heat, reducing your cooling costs by up to 25 percent. A metal roof with a shiny or granular coating is ideal for areas where cooling costs are more expensive than heating costs. The coating can help maximize the reflectivity of the room and increase energy savings.
Metal Roofs Don’t Increase the Likelihood of a Lightning Strike
Unlike what many believe, a metal roof doesn’t attract lightning. There is no proof to support this claim and according to the Metal Construction Association, it doesn’t increase the likelihood of a lightning strike. However, if lightning does strike a metal roof, it’s not as combustible as traditional roofing materials, such as wood shakes or shingles.
Metal Roofs Are not Noisier than Asphalt Roofing
There’s a misconception that metal roofs are noisy when it rains or hails. The truth is metal roofs aren’t noisier than any other roofing materials. They are usually installed over a solid substrate and the attic insulation provides a sound barrier. This means that you may not even notice a difference in noise levels with a metal roof.
At Oberg Roofing & Remodeling, you can count on us for quality home exterior services. We’re one of the most trusted roofing companies in the area. Call us at (888) 687-5980 or fill out our contact form to get a free quote. We work with clients in Sartell, MN.