A metal roof is referred to as a tin roof which is a roofing system made from metal pieces or tiles. Lately it can be said that metal roofing has become a phenomenon by implementing various options into the design of a house. Metal roofs are highly popular in the developed world because they are a perfect combination of safety and security. However, the developing popularity of metal roofs has generated many misconceptions which have resulted into unfavorable circumstances. Despite so many efforts, there hardly seems to be any respite from curbing the spread of the myths.
These myths promote the disadvantages of metal roofs resulting in bad publicity for the product. By examining the myths prevailing in the social arena, we can relate with the opportunities that are offered by the system of metal roofs. First of all, the most prominent myth associated to metal roofs is that they get struck easily by lightening. In fact, no metal roofing increases the chances of your home getting struck by lightning. Even if it does get hit by lightening, being a non combustible material, your roof will never catch fire. Secondly, people believe that metal roofs make a lot of noise while it rains. This is untrue in the current context. When such a misconception emerges out of nowhere, then people usually envision old and rusty metal roofs covering barns.
However, modern metal roofing is installed over solid sheathing such as plywood or solid wooden boards that is comprised on your roof deck. With the help of solid sheathing, your metal roofs will no longer make any noise while raining. Most people believe that metal roofs are very expensive, making it impossible for the middle class to buy them. They might sound a little expensive, but by comparing the cost of metal roofing over a long period of time, you will realize how little metal roofs actually cost. A metal roof costs less than an asphalt shingle roof if you are required to stay in your home longer over a period of time. Another group of people believe that metal roofs are susceptible to rust and corrosion. Apparently, in modern times, metal roofing is built to last for decades. Steel metal roofing has a metal coating protection layer made with zinc or aluminum, which is bonded to the steel and then painted with a high quality paint designed to withstand the toughest abuse from bad weather providing the desirable color and looks that homeowners want.
Lastly, people believe that metal roofs are susceptible to dents. Modern metal roofs have been designed to withstand years of abuse from severe weather such as hail, extreme winds, and snow. Hail will not dent a metal roof, and extremely high winds are not a threat either as many modern metal roofing systems are rated for 120mph winds. In fact, metal roofs perform extremely well during a hurricane. It is not unusual to see metal roofs with no damage next to naked regular roofs that have lost all of its shingles and plywood during the hurricane.