Newport News Roofers: Article About Revealing The Myths Of Metal Roofing
Many homeowners avoid metal roofing due to longstanding myths about the material. Fears about rust, durability and noise have prevented some homeowners from considering the advantages of metal roofing. The truth is that not only are metal roofing materials attractive, they also increase the value of the home. In some states, insurance costs can be reduced by as much as 35 percent through the installation of a metal roof. Newport News roofers provide a variety of choices for colors and styles of metal roofing to complement any type of home.
The first myth about metal roofing is its susceptibility to rust. Unlike the silver metal siding used on barns or outbuildings, metal roofing has a strong coating of zinc or a mixture of zinc and aluminum. The coating is factory sealed and bonded to the roofing to prevent the formation of rust. The coating is then painted with a long lasting paint that lasts for years without having to be repainted.
Durability is another false concern. Metal roofing is just as strong, or stronger than, other roofing choices. In addition, walking along the surface of a metal roof will not cause damage. Like any material, check with the installer or the manufacturer for details on how to walk on the roof based on the materials and pitch.
Another false expectation is noise from rain, sleet, hail or inclement weather on a metal roof.
The roofers from Jayhawk Exteriors of Newport News Virginia would be happy to answer any questions you have about roofing or windows.
An experienced installer can recommend solid sheathing that not only reduces, but silences noise from weather. The combination of the sheathing and the metal also increases the insulation rating, which can save homeowners money on utility bills.
Dents are unattractive and cause damage to the roof and the interior of the home when left unrepaired. Metal roofing is designed to withstand many years of exposure to the elements. With a 150 mile per hour wind rating, a metal roof can withstand hail, heavy snow and the wind gusts from most storms.
Some homeowners believe that metal roofing attracts lightning. The chances of a lightning strike are no higher with a metal roof than any other material. In addition, metal roofing is not combustible or flammable like other roofing materials. If lightning does strike a metal roof, the energy is evenly distributed over the surface, preventing further damage.
Homeowners may understandably have some concerns about the installation of metal roofing materials. Some believe that the metal sheeting found on factories or sheds represents the scope of metal materials. Metal roofing, on the contrary, is available in many styles, including standing seam, slate, shingle, shake and tile. Homeowners can also choose colors to match every taste.