If you’ve ever considered metal roofing materials it’s likely that you’ve heard a number of the misconceptions regarding its expense and more. In this article, we are interested in setting things straight and debunking some of the common myths about metal roofing. Here are some of the most common myths that we have heard!

There Are Only a Few Style Options

There are a wide rage of texture and color options that can suit your needs for architecture. Metal roofing solutions can come with colors that are Energy Star rated for reducing your monthly energy costs as well as in styles that can give you a variety of aesthetic looks.

Metal Roofs can be Noisy

Metal roofs come with a sheet that’s built into the underlayer and this can silence some of the noise of hail, rain and falling branches. Metal roofs can actually be quieter than most asphalt roofs with the advancements that have been made in underlayers.

They’re Too Expensive to Install

Many people avoid installing metal roofs because they can be more expensive than asphalt roofs. A metal roof lasts 40-60 years whereas asphalt shingles last 12 to 20 years. You could end up replacing your shingle roof three or four times over the 40 to 60 year lifespan of your metal roof. Shingles also require more ongoing maintenance where metal roofs can save you appointments with the contractor.

They Are Unattractive

Metal roofs have come a long way since the original barn roof style metal. There are metal options that can model the look of slate shingles or asphalt today. You can get almost any look out of your metal roof.

If you are interested in installing metal roofing on your home, contact us today to learn more. These are premium materials that can come with a series of benefits and some of the longest lifespans in any roofing material!

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing, one of the best roofing companies in Saint Petersburg, FL! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. A Old Time Roofing has been a tradition in quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties. Click here for more information!