Today’s metal roofing technology has produced a material that’s incredibly tough and wonderfully durable, thanks to enamel coatings that eliminate the corrosion issues associated with old-time metal roofing. By cutting down on the amount of sunlight the roof absorbs, enamel coatings minimize heat transfer into your home – a serious advantage during Florida’s hot summers.
However, many homeowners are still misinformed about the characteristics of metal roofing, even as this segment of the roofing industry becomes increasingly popular. Here we’d like to address some of the most common myths associated with metal roofing in Fort Lauderdale.
Myth 1: A metal roof attracts lightning.
A metal roof does not increase the chances of your home being struck by lightning. Should a metal roof be hit by a lightning strike, it will dissipate the charge evenly, therefore reducing overall damage. In addition, metal cannot burn like other roofing materials, giving you tremendous peace of mind regarding fire protection.
Myth 2: A metal roof is noisier when it rains.
Modern metal roofs are installed over a layer of roofing felt, plus a thick layer of sheathing (usually plywood), or over existing roofing. The result is a waterproof, well-insulated roof that’s often quieter than the standard asphalt shingled roof.
Myth 3: Metal roofing is unattractive.
Metal roofing now comes in a multitude of colors and styles. Metal can be manufactured in designs that closely imitate other popular roofing materials, including shake shingles, stone and ceramic tile. Metal roofing systems also carry extensive warranties against fading, chipping, chalking and rusting, ensuring their beauty will last.
As the foremost Miami roofing contractor, A1 Property Services has led the way in installing metal roofs on homes and businesses throughout our region. Call (305) 547-8355 today for a FREE estimate on quality metal roofing!