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4 Surprising Facts About Metal Roofing

Metal roofing has increasingly become a popular roofing material option for nearly all residential structures – even homes with very low-sloped roofs. Homeowners can choose from a wide variety of metal types, such as copper, aluminum, zinc and steel. Of course, their choice will vary according to budget, efficiency and architectural appeal.

1. Metal Roofing Suits All Styles of Homes

For a long time, metal roofing was considered a novelty and prized material for high-end, expensive homes. Today, more and more traditional houses are incorporating this style due to curb appeal and efficiency. In fact, about 15% of all newly built roofs use metal roofing materials.

2. You May Install Metal Roofing Over Existing One

Did you know that metal roofs can be layered over existing roofs without having to tear off old shingles? This is provided that local building codes allow it. However, you have to exercise caution since, when things go south, trapped moisture is a persisting problem you will likely encounter with this installation.

3. Metal Roofs Are Not Noisier Than Asphalt Roofs

It is only a myth that metal roofs are noisy when rain or hail falls on them. Metal roofing is directly installed on a solid substrate so sound levels of metal roofs are rarely different than any other roofing materials.

4. Metal Roofing Does Not Attract Lightning

This may be surprising to you, but yes, there is no statistic that proves the increased risk of a lightning strike when you have a metal roof over your head. In fact, metal roofing is less combustible than its counterparts.

Are you planning to remodel your home? Punum Roofing of Houston, Inc. is here to assist you. We provide a wide range of professional exterior services, such as storm damage roof repair and metal roofing, to residential properties in the greater Houston area. Call us today at (713) 466-4447 to schedule a no-obligation consultation. Want to request free roof estimates? Fill out our convenient contact form here.