#1. Are metal roofs noisy when it rains?
Answer: In order for you to be able to hear the rain, you would need to have sheets of metal over open rafters. Today’s metal roofs are fastened to your existing roof decking. This method of attachment reduces the ability of the roof to make sound.
#2. Does a metal roof cost more than a shingle roof?
Answer: Yes. Metal is a premium roofing product so you can expect a metal roof to cost more than a shingle roof. However, unlike shingle roofs, most metal roofs come with a 30-50 year warranty and you will save money on your electric bill.
#3. Are metal roofs energy efficient?
Answer: Metal roofs reflect up to 70% of the suns heat rays saving you money on your cooling costs.
#4. Will a metal roof attract lightening?
Answer Metal roofing is both an electrical conductor a noncombustible material, so the risks associated with its use and behavior during a lightning event makes it the most desirable construction material available. If your home were to be hit by lightning, your metal roof would disperse the energy safely through the structure.
#5. How long will a metal roof last?
Answer: Metal roofs have been known to last 60 years or more if properly installed and maintained.
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