Whether you’re talking to a metal roofing company in Knoxville, Nashville or somewhere else, if you have questions about metal roofing, ask. There are too many metal roofing myths that homeowners believe that keep them from choosing this exceptionally durable roofing material. Here are a few we’ve heard from our customers.
Metal Roofs are Too Loud
Decades ago this was often true. However, today’s installation methods make metal roofing as quiet as other roofing materials. In a modern metal roof installation, the metal roof is installed on top of a roof deck just like shingles are. Between the roof deck and your home, there should be insulation. Both help prevent the sound from rain, sleet and hail from coming into your home.
A House with a Metal Roof Is More Likely to Be Hit by Lightning
A metal roof is no more or less likely to be struck by lightning than any other roofing material. What makes something appeal to lightning is its height. If your roof is the tallest object near the strike, it will be hit no matter the materiel. However, if your metal roof is struck, it’s less likely to catch fire.
I Want My Roof to Look Good for a Long Time
Most people who complain about the appearance of metal roofing are referencing rusty metal roofing or faded metal. Things have changed. Quality metal roofing won’t rust or even fade for decades, if at all. Paint technology for roofing materials are just as good as that for your car so you can’t trust that it will look great for years to come. Of course, you’ll need an experienced metal roofing company in Nashville or near your home.
My Utility Bills Will Increase with a Metal Roof
This may be the most popular of all metal roofing myths. However, quite the opposite is true. If you compare a grey painted metal roof and a grey shingle roof, the cooling costs for the home with the metal roof will be as much as 25% less. This is due, in part, to the reflective paint used in metal roofing today.
Call Mobley Brothers for Your Free Roof Replacement Estimate
Whether you are looking for a metal roofing company in Knoxville or Nashville, Mobley Brothers Roofing and Renovation is the company to call. We’re also a GAF Master Elite® roofing company in Knoxville and Nashville and offer commercial roofing services. Call us today at (865) 248-2772 or (615) 645-4500 for your free roof replacement estimate.