Myth #1: Metal Roofs are more likely to get struck by lightning.
Answer: This is false. Lightning is attracted to the tallest structure. A metal roof is no more likely to get struck with lightning than a composition roof. A metal roof however, is non-combustable and would evenly disperse the energy. There is far less chance of fire with a metal roof.
Myth #2: Metal roofs are heavy and will add weight to my structure.
Answer: Metal roofs are 50% to 75% lighter than other roofing materials, more durable and have a much longer lifespan.
Myth #3: Metal roofs rust and corrode.
Answer: Metal roofs are galvanized and have alloy coatings in the finish that will protect the roof from rust and corrosion for the lifetime of the roof.
Myth #4: Metal roofs are louder than their counterparts.
Answer: Metal roofs are installed over a solid deck and a thick underlayment. Most often aluminum roofing can be installed over an existing composition shingle, adding to noise reduction.
Myth #5: Metal roofs cost more than a composition roof.
Answer: In the short term, the cost of a metal roof is higher than composition roofing. However, a metal roof will outlast a composition roof by 3 to 4 lifetimes and, metal roofs add to the energy efficiency of your home, lowering energy bills by an average of 20% to 25%. In the longterm, a metal roof is considerably less expensive than composition.
Myth #6: A Metal roof will effect the resale value of a home.
Answer: This is TRUE. A metal roof will increase the resale value of a home with it's durability, appearance, and quality.