Debunking Common Metal Roofing Myths
Metal roofs offer a unique security that differs from the majority of roofing materials. Ideal for locales with harsh winters and copious amounts of snow, many Calgary homes and commercial spaces are choosing to explore this excellent option. Claw Roofing can help you determine if a metal roof is suitable for your specific application. There are some funny rumours regarding metal roofs swirling around on the internet. As experts in the field, Claw can shed some clarity on the pros and cons of opting for a metal roof.
If you are worried that you will increase your chances of a lightning strike affecting your home with a metal roof, rest assured this is not the case. Statistics indicate that there is the same frequency of lightning striking all types of roofing materials. You will not increase your homes’ chances if you switch to metal.
Modern Rooflines Only?
While the technology is among the newest in terms of roofing options, note that metal roofing can be used on traditional and old world styles. Victorian or Colonial homes can benefit from this high performance material. Aesthetic preferences can be obtained to suit any style of building from modern to traditional and any style in between.
If you enjoy the sound of the rain, you may fall in love with the rhythmic sound of tapping drops dancing on your roof. However, hailstorms and severe weather has the potential to be slightly louder in comparison. Our experienced contractors at Claw Roofing will ensure that your new metal roof is professionally installed over your insulation. Sound is expertly blocked via the solid sheathing within the underlay. Many people report that their metal roof is not any louder than their previous selection. We are happy to discuss the variety of noise barrier considerations including solid plywood sheathing, sound-deadening insulation and other structural barriers.
Will A Metal Roof Make Our House Chillier?
Another common myth is that switching to metal will make your home significantly colder. Typically, the panels are installed over dense foam insulation to ensure a high R-value is maintained. You will not have to fight with your thermostat when you upgrade to a metal roof.
Increase Your Energy Efficiency With A Metal Roof
Did you know that metal tiles reflect the radiant heat from the sunshine? This can drastically minimize your midday heat gain; enabling you to save energy for air conditioning. While metal itself offers a low R-value insulation factor, certain products rely on a dead air space between the roof deck and the metal tiles to increase overall efficiency. Again, your base materials come into play as mentioned above.
Enjoy Superior Longevity
One of the best parts of a metal roof is the long life expectancy. Enjoy being free from many of the common roof issues that plaque other types of materials including rot, mildew and insect infestations. Metal roofs have a warranty range between 20 to 50 years and painted finishes typically come with a 30 year limited warranty.
Obtain Your Free Quote Today!
Our team is dedicated to helping you secure the right roof for your slope, style and budget. We are happy to provide clients with a free estimate to help you determine which route will be best to install. Claw Roofing even offers a financing program for qualifying customers. Contact us to book your roofing assessment!