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Metal Roofing: Uncovering the Truth Behind Common Myths and Misconceptions

Metal roofing has become increasingly popular in recent years, but it's not without its fair share of myths and misconceptions. In this blog post, we'll debunk some of the most common myths about metal roofing and provide factual information to set the record straight.


Metal Roofing: Myths & Misconceptions

Myth 1: Metal Roofs Are Noisy:

One of the most common myths about metal roofing is that it's noisy during rainstorms. While this may have been true in the past, modern metal roofing systems are designed with soundproofing materials and insulation layers that minimize noise transmission. In fact, metal roofs are often no louder than other roofing materials, such as asphalt shingles, during rainfall.


Myth 2: Metal Roofs Are Prone to Rust:

Another misconception about metal roofing is that it's prone to rust and corrosion. While early metal roofing systems may have been susceptible to rust, today's metal roofs are made from corrosion-resistant materials, such as galvanized steel, aluminum, or zinc-coated steel. With proper maintenance and regular inspections, rusting is not a common issue for modern metal roofs.


Myth 3: Metal Roofs Attract Lightning Strikes:

Many homeowners worry that metal roofs attract lightning strikes due to their conductive properties. However, this is simply not true. In reality, metal roofing is no more likely to attract lightning than any other roofing material. In fact, metal roofs are non-combustible and can help dissipate the energy from a lightning strike, reducing the risk of fire damage to the home.


Despite common misconceptions, metal roofing is a reliable and practical choice for homeowners seeking durability, longevity, and energy efficiency. By debunking these myths and presenting factual information, we hope to help homeowners make informed decisions about their roofing needs.


For more information on metal roofing please visit us at www.valleymetalroofing.com or call us at (604) 670-8484.

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