As you explore your roofing options, perhaps metal roofing is on your list of possibilities. If you struck the idea from consideration, the Bone Dry Roofing team invites you to take another look. The worn, rusted metal roof that comes to mind has undergone an impressive update. In today’s post, we’re unpacking common metal roofing misconceptions. We’re confident you’ll change your mind, and we believe you’ll love the cost savings and energy efficiency metal roofs provide. Keep reading for metal roofing myths explained.
Myth: Most metal roofs have a similar look.
If outdated metal roofs come to mind when you think of their appearance, it’s time for a fresh search. At Bone Dry Roofing Company, we are proud to offer metal roof solutions from PAC-CLAD, Georgia Metals and Fabral. Just to give you a glimpse of the possibilities, browse PAC-CLAD’s color availability chart – more than 28 cool colors and 30 Energy Star® colors, and that’s just getting started. Our clients also love their metallic options – the look of copper with less maintenance (copper penny is one you may like). Beyond color selections, there are also options when it comes to the metal panels themselves. Browse the Georgia Metals website for their panel options and learn more about gauges, colors and profiles. Have something one-of-a-kind in mind? The Bone Dry team has impressive experience in custom metal work and hand crafted copper thanks to our talented team and in-house fabrication shop.
Myth: Metal roofs are limited to panels.
How much do you know about metal shingles? Georgia Metals offers metal roofing shingles in three main styles: shake, slate and tile. If you’ve never seen metal roofing shingles, you may love their luxe appearance. Their shake metal roof shingles are “expertly created to perfectly capture the look of real wood with the protective benefits of steel.” Their slate metal roof shingles could easily be mistaken for real slate: “authentically crafted and rendered in steel, Matterhorn Slate brings the natural beauty of slate to your home in a light-weight, fully recyclable, energy-efficient material.” Lastly, their tile products mimic the look of historic Spanish tiles but in a light-weight, lower-cost package (not to mention the protection that comes with steel).
Myth: Metal roofs can’t handle severe weather.
Metal roofs outperform asphalt shingles in hurricane-prone areas and may be a sound decision. Metal Roofing Alliance’s wind uplift tests resulted in metal roofs earning a 140-mph wind rating. Worried about hail damage? Metal Roofing Alliance states: “Metal roofs . . . are naturally very tough and highly resistant to hail damage. Many insurance companies even offer discounts to homeowners who install an impact-resistant metal roof.”
Myth: Metal roofs rust easily.
Thanks to the protective coatings available today, rust doesn’t have to be an issue. You’ll want to follow the guidelines provided by your manufacturer (outlined in your warranty). As with any roofing project, working with a professional team makes all the difference, one you can trust to use the right materials and systems as they expertly install your new roof. Pay attention to the cleaning methods recommended for your particular roof (Georgia Roofing has a helpful guide).
Make sure you partner with the best roofing company in your area. Bone Dry Roofing, locally owned and operated in Charleston, SC, Bone Dry Roofing, locally owned and operated in St. Simons, Bone Dry Roofing, locally owned and operated in Athens, GA. You can contact us today to discuss your metal roofing needs at 1-855-BONEDRY.