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Common Myths About Metal Roofing

Have you ever considered metal while browsing through different roofing options? Although it is often associated with commercial buildings and barns, it is gaining popularity among homeowners in recent years. That’s because metal roofs offer better benefits than other roofing materials, such as improved energy efficiency and longer life span. 

Despite this, many still overlook metal in favor of other roofing materials because of a few preconceived notions. Oberg Roofing & Remodeling, one of the top local roofing companies, reveals the truth behind some of the popular misconceptions about metal roofs.

Myth: Metal Roofs Are Noisy

One of the most common misconceptions people have about metal roofs involves the supposed noise they create whenever there’s a heavy downpour. The truth is that they can silence any noise created by the elements such as rain, hail, or sleet. In fact, metal panels are installed on top of an existing roof structure, complete with the attic, decking, and underlayment. With these layers present, metal roofs produce less noise on rainy days.

Myth: They’re Too Heavy

Truth: Some metal roof replacement options such as copper can be heavy if the inner structural frame doesn’t have proper support to bear the weight. However, other metal options such as steel and aluminum are much lighter than other roofing materials. This allows for an installation process that’s easier and less time-consuming.

Myth: They Easily Attract Lightning

Truth: A metal roof isn’t susceptible to lightning strikes. Although it’s a natural conductor, that doesn’t mean it can attract lightning on its own. By nature, lightning strikes anything it’s closest to, particularly tall objects like trees, telephone poles, and even lightning rods on top of buildings. And even if lightning strikes your metal roof, it’s already built to disperse the energy safely. It’s a non-combustible material, after all, so it won’t catch fire and your home stays intact!

At Oberg Roofing & Remodeling, we offer steel roofs that help cut down on high energy and maintenance costs. Whether your property has a steep- or low-sloped roof, our expert contractors have the skills to replace it with a quality steel roof. Call us today at (320) 204-2264, or fill out our convenient online contact form to get started. We serve St. Cloud, MN, and the rest of Stearns County.