Metal Roofs continue to grow in popularity, but many myths still exist about their durability, cost, and safety. Commercial Roof Services is passionate about installing metal roofs, and we want our community to be aware of the facts.

We’ll examine 7 common myths about metal roofing and the truth behind them so that you are fully informed when you next need a new roof to cover your home or company.

Myth: Metal Roofs Increase the Likelihood of Lightning Strikes

  • Metal is a conductor but that doesn’t make it an electrical conductor. Lightning strikes the tallest object closest to it, not the nearest metal object.
  • The tallest home on your block is more likely to be struck by lightning than a house with a metal roofing.
  • If you have the tallest building in your neighborhood, but you also have a metal roofing system, then you will be able to safely disperse energy in case of a strike. This is why it’s better than traditional roofs.

Metal Roofs Are Noisy When It Rains

  • You may want to install a steel roof in order to hear the rain falling. Or, you might not want one because a small sprinkle sounds like a storm. Metal roofs are as quiet as any other roof because they have insulation and a roof deck between them and the roof.
  • This is a myth. It shouldn’t affect your choice of roof material.

Myth: Hail Can Damage Your Metal Roof

  • You might not know, but metal roofs actually have a higher durability than asphalt roofs.
  • Hail can cause damage to any roof, especially if the hail is large or strong, but metal roofing will not be damaged or dented by it as much as asphalt roofing. Because asphalt roofs are susceptible to being damaged by hail, extreme weather or even small hail, they prefer metal roofing for the peace of mind that it provides.

Myth: It’s Impossible to Walk on a Metal Roof

  • You should never walk on any roof. You don’t know what kind of damage is lurking beneath your feet. Roof-walking is best left to professionals. This goes for both metal and asphalt roofs.
  • Let’s get this disclaimer out the way. Walking on a roof, whether metal or any other type of roof, can cause damage. It’s not as easy to dent the hood of a car as it is to dent your roof, but if you aren’t cautious or walk between the supports of the roof, then there’s a chance.
  • What is the key takeaway? Do not walk on your roof no matter what the material is.

Metal Roofs Will Make Your Home Hot in the Summer

  • The opposite is actually true.
  • Heat conduction is one of the most cost-saving benefits of Metal Roofs. Metal reflects heat, so your home or company will not get hotter. You will notice that your home and roof are cooler during the hottest time of the day.
  • Metal roofs are highly reflective, which can result in significant savings on cooling costs. This is especially true in Texas summers.

Metal Roofs Rust When Wet

  • This is not true, and it hasn’t even been true for decades.
  • What would be the purpose of your roof, if it rusted every time you got wet?
  • Metal Roofs were once made of sheets of old-fashioned metal that rusted. This is not the case anymore and hasn’t for many years. Modern metal roofs are coated with a galvanized alloy that is resistant to rust. The metal roofs are also painted to resist weathering. This means that your roof will remain rust free for many decades.

Myth: Metal Roofs Are Overpriced

  • The upfront costs of a steel roof may be higher than those for other roofing materials. However, you should focus on the overall cost over time.
  • If you replace your metal roof every 20 to 30 years, and you have an asphalt roof installed every 20 years, then you will still need to replace 2-3 roofs.
  • Metal roofs can often be guaranteed up to 60 years, and even longer. They require little maintenance and are rarely repaired, so they save you money over the 60-year period.

This post was written by professionals at Commercial Roof Services FL. takes immense pride in being a leading commercial and industrial roofing company dedicated to providing top-tier roofing solutions for businesses and industries of all sizes. With a proven track record and a team of highly skilled professionals, CRS has become a go-to choice for clients seeking unmatched roofing services.

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