There aren’t many style and color options for metal roofs.
- Metal can be designed to mimic the look of shingles, slate, clay, or stay true to it’s natural look. Also, metal comes in more color options than any other roofing material.
Metal isn’t as energy efficient as asphalt and will make my house hotter in the summer.
- Also known as “cool roofs,” metal roofs (even dark-colored metal roofs with special coatings) reflect more of the sun’s heat than other roofing materials, keeping your home naturally cooler and saving energy that would have been used to cool your home.
It won’t be able to perform well in extreme weather conditions.
- Metal is one of the top choices for hurricane, hail, wildfire, and wind resistant homes. Metal roofs can withstand winds up to 140 mph, stay steady under heavy loads of rain, snow, and ice, and resist uplift even in the harshest weather conditions.
Metal isn’t as sustainable as other roofing materials.
- Metal is actually one of the most sustainable roofing materials currently available — it has a lifespan of 50+ years, is 100% recyclable, energy efficient, and uses less harmful chemicals in roofing treatments because metal resists the growth of moss and fungus naturally.
A metal roof will be loud.
- A correctly installed metal roof with quality underlayment and tightened fasteners is just as quiet as an asphalt roof. The real keys to reducing noise in all roof types are insulation, attic space, and proper installation.