Debunking Common Metal Roofing Myths


Metal is a great roofing choice for your home. It’s durable, attractive, low-maintenance, and long-lasting. However, due to the various misconceptions surrounding this material, most homeowners choose not to invest in it.

Classic Metal Roofs, the area’s top metal roofers, sheds some light on the common metal roofing myths about this excellent roofing choice.

The Metal Roofing Myths

They Offer No Resale Value

Traditionally, metal roofs have been known for their utilitarian appearance, which is why homeowners believe such roofs don’t offer much resale value. Thanks to recent developments in the material, however, metal now comes in a variety of colors and finishes that can boost your home’s curb appeal and improve its overall value. Additionally, Remodeling Magazine states that homes renovated with standing-seam metal roofs can recoup up to 85.9% of their investment.

They Are Loud

Metal, as a material, is naturally loud, but not when it’s installed over your home. In fact, metal is even quieter than traditional asphalt shingles. This is because classic metal roofs are installed with a solid sheathing attached to your roof’s underlayment, helping reduce the noise you might expect during rainy days.

They Attract Lightning

Arguably one of the biggest misconceptions surrounding metal roofs is that they increase the likelihood of a lightning strike during a storm. It’s important to remember, however, that regardless of the material, lightning generally finds the tallest object to strike. Additionally, even if lightning did strike your home, the energy would be evenly dispersed throughout the entire structure, lessening its impact.

If any of these myths are stopping you from investing in a quality metal roof, don’t let them. You can turn to Classic Metal Roofs to learn more about metal roofing and its benefits for your home. We also offer metal roof repairs and replacements.

Call us today at (866) 660-6668 to get a free, no-obligation estimate. We serve Southern New England in MA, CT, RI, and NH.  Contact us today to get a metal roofing myth debunked!

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Mike Gonet

About Mike Gonet

Mike Gonet is Senior Partner – Operations at Classic Metal Roofs, where he strives to provide a solid workplace for employees and an exceptional experience for clients in the way of service and product installation. He achieves this through constant contact during the sales and installation process, and maintaining a strong third-party review presence online. Mike and his team are not interested in being the largest company in residential metal roofing in southern New England, only the best! Connect with Mike on LinkedIn.

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