Metal roofs are known for being durable despite being lightweight and being resistant to insects and fire. They can, in fact, last between 40 to 80 years depending on the climate. Even so, many homeowners are not too keen on metal due to the myths that surround it. This article debunks some of the most common myths surrounding this roofing material.
Myth: Limited Options In Terms of Style
Not all homeowners find metal a perfect fit for traditional homes. But thanks to trends and advances in the roofing industry, metal is fast become an appealing option for just about any architectural style. Both standing seam panels and metal shingles can improve the look of Colonial, Cape Cod, Ranch and Victorian-style homes. Metal tiles, meanwhile, can increase the curb appeal of Spanish or Mediterranean-style homes.
Myth: Poor Performance in Extreme Weather
This truth is the exact opposite of this notion. During hot weather, metal roofs reflect heat coming from the sun. This reduces heat gain that may otherwise decrease indoor comfort levels. Just like the home’s siding, the roof must have enough insulation to keep the home energy-efficient. In addition, metal roofs shed snow quickly and are effective in protecting homes from ice dams and hail damage.
Myth: Limited Color Options
The misconception that the roofing material is not attractive comes from the images of tin roofs used on barns and industrial properties that bear the boring colors of metal. The truth here is that metal roofs are available in a wide array of colors and shades as extensive as those of the other roofing materials like asphalt shingles. You can even choose one that is ENERGY STAR®-rated as “cool.”
Don’t let these myths get in the way of pursuing the roofing services of your local contractor. Turn to Gut-R-Dun Exteriors for metal roofs that are weather-resistant, durable and visually pleasing. Give us a call at (937) 422-7709 for more information. You may also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve Huber Heights, Kettering and Springboro, OH.