Did you know that the Great Wall of China isn’t actually visible from space? Or that bulls are colorblind and can’t see the color red (fun fact: they’re attracted to the waving of the cape, not the color!)? The world is full of misconceptions and misinformation — especially about metal roofs. That’s why we’re taking a minute to set the record straight and correct these common metal roof myths.
Myth: They attract lightning.
Fact: We’ve all heard the story of Benjamin Franklin outside in a lightning storm with a kite and a key, so we understand the thought behind this, but it’s completely false! Metal does conduct electricity, but electricity is not drawn to it. And because metal roofs are non-combustible, they’re actually safer than other roofing materials, like wood.
Myth: It will sound like hail every time it rains.
Fact: Since they’re usually installed over an attic space and insulated, metal roofs are no more noisy than other types — they’re actually quieter than asphalt roofs.
Myth: Metal roofs will hurt your resale value.
Fact: Nope, not true! While metal roofs may not be everyone’s cup of tea, they are becoming more and more popular, thanks to their energy saving abilities and sleek look. Home’s with metal roofs sell just as regularly when compared to other homes on the market.
Myth: Metal roofs will look awkward on your home or in your neighborhood.
Fact: When most people think of a metal roof, they picture a shiny silver slab of metal, or the tin man sitting on their house. In reality, metal roofs come in a wide variety of colors, textures and styles, and can match any traditional, Victorian, ranch, modern, or colonial home.
Here at JM Roofing & Siding, we offer a variety of metal roofing options, including tile, slate, shingle, and cedar shake roofing. All of these roofing systems provide an authentic look without the drawbacks of mold growth, rotting, high maintenance, or unreasonable costs.
To learn more about your metal roofing options, call us today at 203-299-0716 to learn more and request a FREE ESTIMATE. Let our experienced roofers help you!