Metal roofing has become a top choice for homes and businesses. It is available in a wide selection of styles and textures. There are even metal roofs that resemble traditional roofing materials like asphalt shingles. Here are some facts about metal roofs that you might not know.
Metal Roofs Aren’t Just Found On High-End Homes
In the past, you could only see metal roofing in architect-designed homes. Today, they are a popular option for traditional homes due to their increasing availability and improved manufacturing processes. These roofs make up around 59% of the total roofing installed.
You Can Have Them Installed Over Existing Roofs
You can have a metal roof installed over your existing roof without removing the old shingles as long as your local building codes permit it. However, a tear-off often delivers better results. Installing new roofing over an existing roof can trap moisture. Trapped moisture between the new and old material can cause mold and rot.
They Are Cost-Effective
Metal roofs can last for more than 50 years when well-maintained. It’s rare for a homeowner to install a new metal roof in the period they live in the house.
They Don’t Attract Lightning
It’s a common misconception that metal roofs attract lightning. According to the Metal Construction Association (MCA), there is no scientific evidence that metal roofing increases the risk of a lightning strike. Moreover, lightning seeks a path to the ground, which is why trees and telephone poles can attract lightning. Metal roofs are isolated structural components without a direct path to the ground in its surgical design.
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