4 Metal Roof Myths Dispelled For Charlottesville Homeowners
Many Charlottesville homeowners are choosing a metal roof―in fact, we recently wrote an article about why homeowners choose metal! Despite this, there are several myths about metal roofing that may have some homeowners unsure. If you’re among them, read on to find out why those myths are nothing to worry about.
Myth 1: Metal Roofs Are Easily Dented By Hail
We hear this one a lot: homeowners wonder if metal roofs are especially susceptible to denting and damage from hail. Actually, the opposite is true! Metal roofing is more durable than traditional asphalt roofing. Any modern, properly installed metal roofing will hold up exceptionally well to the weather and elements. Your roof will not be visibly damaged by hail except in the most extreme cases.
Myth 2: Metal Roofs Are Prone To Rust
This is one that may have been true in the old days, when metal roofing was just a single sheet of solid metal. These days, metal roofs are specifically constructed to withstand regular wear and tear. Any trustworthy metal roof company will use metal with a galvanized coating that’s resistant to rusting, along with special paint that is extremely durable. Your new roof will resist rust and last for decades!
Myth 3: Metal Roofs Are Too Expensive
The nugget of truth in this is that the initial cost may be higher than a similar asphalt roof. However, asphalt needs much more regular maintenance due to regular weathering. Metal roofing, on the other hand, can go decades with minimal maintenance. In fact, our metal roofs come with 40 year finish warranties, and with proper maintenance after that can last 100 years! Over time, this difference in maintenance costs will more than make up for the initial price difference.
Myth 4: The Roof Will Attract Lightning
Metal does conduct electricity, but lightning does not seek it out. Lightning actually tends to strike whatever is “closest” to it―trees or telephone poles tend to get struck because they’re taller and therefore closer. In the event that your roof does get struck, metal is actually better because it’s not combustible like wood, so it will not catch fire. It will simply spread and disperse the energy. Metal roofing will actually keep you safer!
Trust Valley Roofing & Exteriors For Metal Roofs
We hope you agree that these myths have been busted. If you’re ready to upgrade your home with a beautiful and durable new roof, contact us today. We’ve installed metal roofs in Charlottesville since 2004 and will do yours right.