Answering Your Questions About Roofing

Do You Have Questions About How Metal Roofs Work? Here Are Some Answers

by Donald Evans

Many people shy away from the idea of a metal roof because they have preconceived notions of how they work. Many of those notions come from how people think metal works in general. Here are some questions people often have about metal roofs.

Will a metal roof attract lightning? Your metal roof isn't a lightning magnet. Many people misunderstand how lightning works. Metal doesn't attract lighting, it only conducts it. Your roof won't attract lightning.

Even if a lightning strike hit the roof, the metal would spread the impact out. It will also save your home from possibly catching on fire from the lightning.

Will a metal roof become too cold in the winter? Your metal roof and its insulation will keep the cold out. Metal roofing panels can even come in layers with insulation sandwiched between. If you install a metal roof over an existing roof, you can add even more insulation.

In addition, snow and ice slides off metal roofs. So you won't have any ice dams or dangerous icicles hanging down from the roof.

Will a metal roof become too hot in the summer? In the summer, the metal of your roof will reflect heat. You can also paint your roof with a coating that increases the roof's thermal emissivity. You don't have to worry about your home becoming extremely hot because of the hot metal.

Will Your Metal Roof Rust? No, your metal roof will have a layer of protection on it. This layer will protect it from rust and other forms of corrosion. Besides that, you can also add extra layers of protection onto your metal roof with sealers and extra coatings of protection.

Will a metal roof put a lot of weight on a house? Metal roofs are not heavy at all. They're lighter than most other roofing options. In fact, you can place a metal roof over an existing roof without adding any undue strain to the house.

Other Questions About Metal Roofs?                   

Metal roofs have grown in popularity, and there are many reasons for that. They're beneficial, they look good, and they offer a lot of extra protection to a home.

If you want to know more, you should reach out to a metal roof contractor. You can read about them, and research them, but speaking to a professional will tell you a lot more about how a metal roof can benefit you personally. To find out more, speak with a business like BCI Metal Roofing.