Metal roofs are not just for commercial buildings anymore. Now, many houses have metal roofs, and the trend is growing. You may have decided against the metal roof because there are many misconceptions surrounding this type of roof. Your Sugar Land roofing contractor can inform you of the many attractive choices you have for metal roofing when you give them a call.
The myths about metal roofs are just not true. Let’s take a closer look at these.
Myth #1: Metal Roofs Are Not Stylish
The first myth is the belief that a metal roof will not fit in with the current décor. The truth is that there are many different colors and textures for metal roofs, so it is easy to find a texture that will match your current home. Whether your house is Victorian, colonial or ranch, there is a metal roof that can be designed specifically for you. It does not even matter if you cannot find the perfect color because it can be created for you.
On top of everything that has been mentioned above, metal roofing also saves you money. Some of the colors are rated “cool.” Because of this, it costs less to cool your home. You also may be able to qualify for a federal tax credit.
Myth #2: Metal Roofs Are Noisy
It is possible that roofs with shingles are noisier than metal roofs. The solid sheathing that these roofs contain makes the rain and hail appear to be much quieter. So, people with metal roofs do not wake up to the sound of weather.
Myth #3: Metal Roofs Are Too Expensive
Although it is true that a metal roof is twice as expensive as asphalt, the cost over the long term is much lower. You should never have to replace your roof because metal roofs last 40 to 60 years. Asphalt shingles can only be expected to last 12 to 20 years. This means that you will only replace your roof once in your lifetime. With asphalt shingles, you might replace the roof between two and four times.
The costs would continue to grow with an asphalt roof. The shingles will need to be replaced or fixed as time goes by and this will not be the case for a metal roof.
Myth #4: Metal Roofs Are Not Pretty
Metal roofs of today are not like the tin roofs you may remember from the farms you have passed by in your youth. The reality is that there are many looks and materials to choose from. Metal roofs are available in cooper, galvanized steel, tin aluminum. The modern home looks best with standing seam panels. They also have metal shingles that look like asphalt shingles. You can even choose a color that would make it impossible for anyone to guess that the roof is actually metal and not asphalt.
Myth #5: Other Materials Last Longer Than Metal
Unlike slate and clay, metal roofs do not crack and break. On top of that, they last as long as those aforementioned roof covering. Metal is also light, so you do not have to be concerned that the structure of your house will be in danger. Metal roofs also do not break when hit by rain, hail or falling branches or trees. This will also save you money on Sugar Land roof repair costs.
It does not matter where your home is located. You may be in a place where there is extreme weather, but you will not have any worries with a metal roof. Metal roofs can stand up against ice, wild fires, hurricanes, snow and wind.
When you need a Sugar Land roof replacement, contact Paramount Roofing Inc. at (713) 748-4000 to learn everything you need to know about metal roofing and to get a free quote.