San Antonio Roofer talks about Metal Roofs on Texas Homes

San Antonio Roofer Bret Hannah, President of Rhino Tuff Roofing, talks about Metal Roofs on Texas Homes

San Antonio RooferAs a roof repair company we are often surprised by the misconceptions people have about metal roofing.  Here is just a sampling of some of the most common myths:

Myth 1:  Metal roofs are more likely to suffer lightning strikes.

This is simply untrue.  Metal roofs are no more susceptible to lightning than any other type of roof.  In fact, the roofs are grounded so that in case of lightening they are going to conduct the energy directly into the ground. Furthermore, even if your home was to suffer a lightning strike, the metal is non-flammable.

Myth 2:  Metal roofs are hotter in the summer and colder in the winter.

Do you find warm weather inside your home uncomfortable?  So do we!  The good news regarding metal roofing is that, depending on the finish of the metal as well as the net air space, metal roofs do a superior job of reflecting solar radiation when compared to an asphalt shingle roof.  What this means is a more consistent temperature inside your home.

Myth 3: Metal roofs rust and look old and worn sooner.

This is untrue depending upon the specific type of roof you have installed.  Most metal roofs are designed to last for decades before suffering from rust damage, and some are even coated with extra layers of protective coatings that help to ensure maximum protection for many years to come.

Myth 4:  Metal roofs are noisy in rain, hail, and wind storms.

If you live in an area that has a lot of rain then be at ease knowing that metal roofs are no more noisy than asphalt roofs.  Most metal roofs are installed either over existing roofs or plywood resulting in no noticeable audible difference.

Rhino Tuff Roofing is a local San Antonio Roofer and is a licensed contractor that has been in the business for 10 years.  They are an approved contractor for all insurance companies.  You can check them out at:  www.rhinotuffroofing.com

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