Are You Thinking About Buying A Metal Roof For Your Home Or Business?
Choosing metal roofing is one of the safest and most economical ways to shelter your home or commercial building. We have put together a short standard Q-and-A style article to address some of the most frequently asked questions consumers might have regarding metal roofs.
To make an informed decision, make sure your metal roof contractor quotes the full range of paint grades and gauges available. Stepping up to a premium grade typically adds very little to the overall metal roofing cost since installation is such a large component.
In many cases, a few hundred dollars of installation cost can mean the difference between getting an unwarranted low-end grade or a premium grade with a Lifetime transferable warranty.
Using metal roofing is a smart choice – for your building, budget, and the environment. Benefits include better reflection of the heat from the sun, an ultra-long roof lifespan, and a clean, smooth, great looking finish to add to the value of your building.
Are Metal Roofs Noisy?
It’s a common misconception to believe metal roofs are noisy. People who’ve been in barns or other structures where the metal roofing is visible from the interior can recall the “pinging” noise that rain makes when it hits the metal roof.
In this type of scenario, the metal has been installed without a solid roof deck, so there is no dampening effect when the raindrops contact the metal roof. In residential applications, and many commercial applications, metal roofing is installed over a solid plywood deck, just like 3-tab shingles are. When installed this way, metal roofing is no noisier than ordinary shingles.
Do Metal Roofs Attract Lighting?
It’s important to understand a metal roof has no greater chance of being hit by lightning than any other type of roof. Therefore, metal roofs are quite safe and hold up well against inclement weather.
Lightning typically targets the highest point in a given area, regardless of material. In the event that your roof is struck by lightning, a metal roof can actually help prevent damage by dissipating the electrical charge and by its being made of a non-combustible material.
What Styles Of Metal Are Available?
Corrugated and standing seam are the two most common styles of metal roofs.
Until recently, corrugated or ‘sheet’ style panels were the standard for residential applications, while standing seam style panels were used principally for commercial structures. Homes are now also being surfaced with standing seam, as its availability and price point improve.
Many other styles of metal roofing also exist which are made to look exactly like common roofing materials such as asphalt shingles, cedar shake, clay tile or slate. With metal roofing’s wide variety of new styles, colors and patterns – there’s certain to be a style and finish to match your needs.
At Hargrove Roofing, we are experienced installers of metal roofing, in Shreveport-Bossier City. We’ll work with you every step of the way to make sure that the quality of your experience with us is unrivaled.
Give us a call at 318-626-5599 or contact us online today to discuss the best options for you!