Metal has been a strong and reliable roofing material for decades but its popularity as a residential roofing option has only gained traction in recent years. As more and more people are discovering the advantages of having a metal roofing system, it’s bound to be surrounded by well-meaning, albeit, misguided information about its performance.
As one of the top metal roofing providers in the area, our professionals at Cantrell Roofing are here to shed some light on this versatile material and give you some helpful facts about metal roofs.
Metal Roof Replacement
Some local codes allow new asphalt shingle roofs to be installed without having to tear away the old roof, and the same is true for metal roofing systems. Building codes vary from one area to another so it’s best to clear this up with your contractor before taking action. However, it’s also important to point out that metal, while having low roof maintenance needs, are also typically heavy, which could put quite a load on your roof assembly without proper support.
Metal Roofs and Energy Efficiency
Metals, by nature, can absorb more heat and while this might sound like a bad trait to some people, it’s helpful to understand that the more heat the metal roof absorbs, the more heat is drawn away from the rest of your home. With proper attic ventilation and maintenance, a metal roof offers higher energy-efficiency ratings than their asphalt shingle counterparts.
No, They Don’t Attract Lightning
Perhaps the most outrageous myth that surrounds metal roofing systems is that they are prone to getting hit by lightning strikes. A metal roof is just as likely to be struck by lightning as a car on the ground, a nearby tree, or even some street lamps around your home. There is absolutely nothing to fear from lightning when you have a metal roof.
Get high-quality metal roofing installation, maintenance, and repair from our roofing experts at Cantrell Roofing. Call us at (903) 287-6240 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote.