Metal Roof Myths in California

California Metal roof myths are wrong.

Metal roofs have come a long way from something that was mostly used on farms to modern luxury homes. Technology has made metal roofing in California look more attractive than ever. Metal roofs are durable and more energy efficient. Despite metal roofs rising popularity myths still persist; we’re here to dispel them.

Metal roofs myths: metal roofing in California is too expensive.

Fact: Metal roofs are stronger and last longer than your traditional roofs.

Installed metal steel roof in Trabuco Cayon, California.

Finished Mission Viejo asphalt tile roof.

This is perhaps the biggest misconception as people often compare the initial cost rather than the real or total cost of metal roofing ownership. While metal may cost more than say asphalt shingle roofs, metal roofs can withstand a variety of weather elements far better and longer than other roofs. Metal roofs, depending on the type, lasts an average of 50 years with plenty of manufacturers offering a lifetime warranty. So, with proper installation, you’ll never have to worry about roof replacement for decades and roof maintenance is very minimal.

By contrast, asphalt roofing has a life expectancy of 12 years and 25 years at best under ideal conditions. We all know shingle roofs tend to warp, break, or rot fairly quickly; therefore regular maintenance is required. Shingle roofing ends up costing you more in the long run. Let’s not forget the hassle of having to deal with re-roofing time and time again.

A house with a metal roof is more likely to get struck by lightning.

While metal is a known conductor of electricity, it, however, doesn’t attract it. As a matter of fact, metal roofing disperses the energy all throughout the structure should lightning strike your house. One important thing to note is that metal roofs are neither combustible nor flammable, which also allows for superior fire protection specially during the hot California summers.

Metal roof myths: California Metal roofs are loud when it rains.

People often associate the loud clinking usually heard on aluminum patio rooftops with the kind of metal used in home roofing installations. See, when a metal roof is installed, it comes with a solid sheathing attached to an underlayment which reduces any noise created by pouring rain, hail, and other weather conditions. Sometimes, it’s even quieter than asphalt shingles.

Now that you have some of the facts and we’ve dispelled some metal roof myths; there’s never been a greater time to learn more about the many advantages of having a metal roof. Western Roofing Systems has the knowledge and experience to help you choose the metal roof that’s right for you. We offer a wide selection to fit your lifestyle and property. Our professional roofers guarantee a job well done. Call us today! (800) 766-8000

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