In our last two blogs, we blew apart four major metal roofing myths. Now that we’ve done that, we want to examine metal roofing more closely. What are its advantages? How about its disadvantages? We want you, as a business or home owner, to be fully informed so you can make the best choice for your property. You are the one who has to live or work there! The next few blogs will go over the pros and cons of metal roofing.
PRO 1: FIRE RESISTANCE
There is a reason that many buildings in heavily forested mountains have metal roofs: metal is noncombustible. All metal roofs have a Class A fire rating, which is the most fire-resistant. That being said, it matters what is under the metal roof! If there are materials that will ignite under high temperatures, the roof’s rating goes down to a C. Ask us to learn more!
CON 1: MODIFICATION
If you have a shingle roof and a few get damaged, it’s relatively easy to replace them. Not so for metal roofs. Metal roofs are made of big, heavy panels that can be expensive to replace. Additionally, as time goes by, it gets more and more difficult to find replacement panels that match the originals.
This blog is a basic start when it comes to the pros and cons of metal roofing. Read our next blog for more insights. If you are interested in metal roofing, contact Tim Leeper Roofing today. Our roofing services experts are ready to start a conversation with you!