The rising popularity of metal roofing systems has generated many myths. Like common misconceptions, though, they’re easily debunked. Here, we bust some of those myths and lay bare the facts:
Metal Roofs Prevent Ice Dams
This is false. Improper attic ventilation and inadequate attic insulation cause ice dams. Lack of insulation and ventilation makes the snow on the roof melt, run down and re-freeze at the eaves. Ice dams form even on a metal roof.
Metal Roofs Lower Heating Bills
This is not true. Metal roofing installation will not definitely lower your heating bills. Many factors contribute to your home’s energy usage. You must have adequate insulation, few air leaks and energy-efficient windows.
Metal Roofs Have No Resale Value
Metal roofs actually offer better value than their contemporaries. Homes across the nation with metal roofing recoup on average 85.9% of costs. Homes in the Eastern states recoup up to 95.5%. These gains in resale value are approximately 6% higher compared to homes with asphalt shingles.
Metal Roofs Are Loud
This is false. Metal roofs are actually more quiet than an asphalt-shingle roof. In metal roofs, solid sheathing is usually attached to the underlayment. This sheathing acts as a soundproof barrier.
Metal Roofs Attract Lightning
A metal roof does not increase the likelihood of a strike. Remember that lightning is attracted to the highest conductor in any given area. And even if it were to strike your home, its energy would disperse throughout the structure, harming no one in the process.
For more facts about metal roofs and roof maintenance systems, consult 3G Roofing. We are here to help you make well-informed decisions about your home. We serve San Antonio, TX, as well as other areas in Texas. Give us a call at (210) 373-3358 for a free estimate today!