30 Sep True or False: A Metal Roofing Quiz
If your residential roofing is in need of repair or replacement, you may have considered opting for metal roofing instead of asphalt or other materials. But many homeowners have the impression that a metal roof can’t possibly work for their home or their needs.
But once you see how practical and valuable a metal roof can be, it won’t be long before you’ll want to contact a residential metal roofing company for an installation or free quote. In the meantime, there’s a lot of incorrect information about metal roofing products out there, so we’ve put together a little true/false quiz to set the record straight.
True or False?
A metal roof won’t fit in with the style of many homes.
Actually, metal roof sheets are available in a wide array of colors, styles, and textures. Whether you have a contemporary building or live in a historic Victorian, we can find something to fit your personal taste and aesthetic preference. We even offer custom metal roofing for those who want a unique color or style.
Residential metal roofs are too expensive for most people.
Although metal roofing is more expensive up-front than other options, having a metal roof will actually save you more money in the long-run! Other roofs need to be replaced every 10 to 20 years, but because well-maintained metal roofs can last 30 years or more, you’ll be paying a one-time expense. Metal roofing is so durable that it doesn’t require regular repair, which isn’t true for other roofing types like asphalt or tile — and that maintenance can be a huge added cost. Plus, having a cool metal roof can significantly reduce energy costs; they can cool the inside of your house by up to 20% and can reduce cooling demand by up to 15%. That means you’ll save money on your monthly bills.
Metal roofing is eco-friendly.
This one’s true. A metal roof is actually 100% recyclable at the end of its long life. In addition, when you have a residential metal roofing company install your new metal roof, you can be secure in the knowledge that your roof is already made of at least 25% recycled content. This is great news for those concerned about our environment. When you have an efficient, durable product that won’t create unnecessary waste for our planet (and reduces energy costs), it’s a win/win.
Metal roofs are too noisy
In reality, metal roofs are often quieter than those made of other materials! The sheathing underneath the metal roof sheets acts as a sound barrier for rain and other loud weather conditions. In the end, you won’t be bothered by many sounds that might have disturbed your sleep when you had a roof made of tile or asphalt.
Homeowners can install metal roofs themselves.
Installation of metal roofing is more complex than other types, and those installing it need to be professionally trained. When you use a residential metal roofing company, you’ll have peace of mind that the job is being done properly and that you won’t have to deal with any issues or fixes.
If you’re ready to make the switch to a metal roof for your home, contact us today! Our experts will find the ideal solution to fit your home and install it to perfection.