Metal roofing is one of the most durable roofing options on the market today. With proper care and maintenance, a metal roofing system can last 40 to 70 years. However, some homeowners are reluctant to install metal roofing systems due to widespread misconceptions about them.
To help debunk these myths, here are some key facts about metal roofing systems:
Metal Roofs Are Becoming a Popular Option for Residential Homes
In the past, metal roofs were mainly installed on agricultural or industrial structures. Recently, however, metal roofs have been adapted for use in residential homes. Some still consider metal roofs to be a novelty roof that are only found on high-end homes, but they’re fast becoming a common feature in conventional residential homes, making up an estimated 15% of roofing installations.
Some metal roofs can mimic the look and feel of classic materials such as shake, shingle, tile and slate. Metal roofing panels also come in a wide variety of premium colors. To learn more about your design options, consult a professional roofing contractor.
Metal Roofs Do Not Attract Lightning
Metal roofs are no more likely to be struck by lightning than any other type of roof. Lightning tends to hit the tallest structure in an area, which is why many tall buildings contain lightning rods. If lightning does strike a metal roof, the metal actually helps dissipate the charge, directing the current to the ground to protect your property.
Metal Roofs Are Eco-Friendly
Metal roofs are an eco-friendly option as they’re completely recyclable, so they won’t end up in landfills. Plus, metal roofs are energy-efficient. To make sure you get to enjoy all of these benefits, trust only a professional for your metal roofing job.
Northern Pacific Roofing, a contractor with over 20 years of experience, offers professional residential and commercial roofing services. To get a free quote, call us at (415) 456-3482 or leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in San Rafael, San Francisco and Petaluma, CA, as well as the surrounding communities.