Metal Roofing – An Undeserved Bad Rap


Although this form of roofing is experiencing a greater deal of popularity than at any other time in recent history, many unfortunate – and untrue – myths remain about it. No matter where you live in Australia, you have probably heard at least a couple of these myths being bandied about. If you are looking for a Brisbane roofing company to install a new roof and are considering a metal one, make sure that you educate yourself about these myths – and the realities behind them.

Your Roof Will Be Loud When It Rains –

Because many people think of the sound of water or rain on metal they think a metal roof may be noisy when it rains. However, the reality is quite different when it comes to this style of roofing. That is because metal roofs are made of a combination of Zincalume and Aluminium which is incredibly durable and thick like metal. Either way, due to the solid metal construction a good deal of insulation goes between the roof and your home; it is no noisier than any other type of roofing – and in some cases it is even quieter.

Your Home Is Likelier To Be Struck By Lightning –

People without a firm grasp regarding the workings of electricity are likely to believe this old wives tale. Although there are myths surrounding the attractive properties of metal in relation to lightning, metal roofing in no way shape or form will increase the likelihood of lightning striking your home. Actually, a metal roof will tend to spread out any electrical current, lessening the chance of any major damage or of a lightning incident. Any reroofing Brisbane Company could explain to you, in great detail, why this myth is easily dispelled.

Roofs Made of Metal Rust Easily –

When people think of metal roofing, they often seem to think that it is no different than the metal in an old soup can; when exposed to the elements – as it obviously normally is – the metal roof quickly rusts and becomes quite unattractive. However, this is patently untrue. Modern roofs contain a special, protective layer that includes zinc and/or aluminium. These are fused with the roof, allowing it to maintain its looks – and colours – for many years.

Metal Roofs Are Too Expensive –

While the initial cost of installing a metal roof might make people think that they are more expensive that other options, various factors actually make metal roofs cheaper. They help reduce your utility bills, for one thing. Metal Roofing also increases the value of your home. They can also reduce your insurance bills. Since they are so durable, you may never have to install another roof on your home. In the long term, metal roofs do actually save money. Check with your local Brisbane roofing company to find out other great reasons why metal roofs are actually great investments.


Source by Eva Judge