Metal roofing is one of the most popular roofing materials for our clients. This can be attributed to its durability and efficiency. However, there are some myths and misconceptions surrounding this material that might dissuade you from considering it. In this article, Safe Harbor Exteriors debunks a few of these myths.
Myth 1: There Are a Limited Number of Styles and Color Options
There are plenty of available designs, styles and colors. Metal roofs can be made to fit the architectural needs of any home. And unlike other roofing materials, metal roofs offer more color options for homeowners via roof coatings.
Myth 2: Metal Roofs Are Heat Conductors
This is not the case. In fact, even unpainted metal roofs reflect more infrared light than materials like asphalt. With the addition of coatings that reflect even more light, metal roofs can actually become even cooler. Consider this next time you start planning roof repairs.
Myth 3: Other Roofing Materials Last Longer
Metal roofs are very durable because the material does not break on impact and can last for more than 50 years. Quality metal roof coatings can help these roofs resist the growth of moss and fungus, which can mean lower long-term maintenance.
Myth 4: It Cannot Withstand Extreme Weather Conditions
Most roofers recommend metal roofs because they can perform well in 140-mile-per-hour winds and harsh storms. In fact, metal roofs are fairly popular in hurricane-prone areas. It should also be noted that hail will not be a problem for quality metal roofs because of the high-impact rating of the material.
At Safe Harbor Exteriors, we know just how impressive metal roofs can be. If you would like to learn more about this material or any of our other roofing materials, give us a call at (913) 553-3620. We serve residents of Shawnee, KS.