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Mythbusting: 5 Common Myths About Metal Roof Sheets

Metal roofs can be aesthetically pleasing, economical and long lasting for both domestic and industrial use but there are still plenty of myths about how metal roof sheets perform.

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1. Metal Roofs are Too Noisy

Metal roofs installed with solid sheathing, or anti-condensation roofing sheets with their built-in fleece membrane can actually be much quieter than other types of roofing.

2. Metal Roofing Can’t Stand Up to Extreme Weather

A metal roof is unbeatable for protecting your property against the formation of ice dams because they shed snow and ice extremely quickly. Most metal roofs are also rated to withstand hurricanes when more conventional roofing materials can quickly be stripped away. In extreme heat, metal roof sheets reflect the sun’s rays to keep the building cool and should lightning strike, however unlikely, a metal roof disperses the electricity quickly and safely and will not catch fire like other types of roofing material.

3. Metal Roofs go Rusty

Not if you use galvanised steel roofing sheets, which are specifically treated to prevent the formation of rust. These sheets can also be finished with a bonded paint finish designed to blend with other properties, thus creating a more coherent and aesthetically pleasing appearance.

4. There are More Long-Lasting Roofing Materials

Clay tiles and roofing slates can have a long life of around 50 to 100 years, but when tiles slip or crack or are blown off the roof, this can result in costly repairs. A lightweight metal roof will not stress the structure of the building and can be just as durable, without cracking, slipping or blowing off your roof. Slate tiles are in fact a poor choice for areas prone to high winds thanks to the way they’re secured to the roof and clay tiles are very poor at shedding ice and snow effectively.

5. A Metal Roof Just Looks Ugly

Actually, with modern manufacturing techniques, steel roofing sheets can look far more pleasing and decorative than asphalt, and, as a low maintenance choice, they continue to look good when many other materials are past their best.

If you’re interested in the benefits of metal roofing sheets for your building, contact us and we’ll be happy to advise.