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Is Metal Roofing Noisy?
NO… New Metal Roofing is Quiet and Comfortable
To put it simply, metal roofs aren’t noisy. In recent years, metal roofs have become a rising star in the roofing industry. While metal roofs are an energy efficient and sustainable roofing solution, preconceived notions about metal roofs have made homeowners skeptical to give them a try. Among the many unconfirmed allegations, the claim that metal roofs are noisy is definitely a popular one. In fact, people who know little about metal roofs probably imagined a sheet of heavy metal that embraces your roofing system with an ugly shine. However, metal roofs aren’t noisier than any roof you find on the market. It’s time to dispel this myth!
Metal Roofs Are Quiet Roofs
The myth that metal roofs are noisy originated from people with limited knowledge about metal roofs, apart from what they saw in the old Western movies. If you are into cowboys or Little House on the Prairie, you are probably thinking of a barn or farm roof that vibrates violently as each raindrop hits its surface. Fortunately for those of us living in the 21st Century, a singing metal roof is hard to find because those in the roofing industry are no longer installing metal roofs directly over the roofing surface. Today, the sound of rain on a metal roof, a shingle roof, or any roof is roughly the same. To make a noisy metal roof, you need to put sheets of metal over open rafters so the metal can reverberate and make those loud banging sounds your neighbors dread.
The Many Benefits of Metal Roof
Installing a metal roof will not interfere with your resting hours. With a strong sheathing tacked in between the metal roof and your existing roofing surface, you will enjoy a night of quality sleep regardless of how hard it rains. In stormy times, you will also gain peace of mind knowing that your metal roof can withstand high winds up to 140 mph. During the dog days of summer, your metal roof will effectively reflect 90% of the solar radiation. It is a strong material that will live 50 years and longer with virtually no upkeep on your part. So, cast away your fear about metal roofs. They are here to serve you better than shingles and shakes!