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Benefit of metal roof
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There are some common  myths about metal roof

Myth #1:  What's the hottest new  trend  in residential roofing today? Metal.
Truth: Actually, metal roofing can be trace back to 970 B.C., when the temple in
Jerusalem was outfitted with a copper metal roof. This particular style of roof
developed an island identity much later when it became popular in the Virgin Islands.
Metal roofing in America is principally a 19th-century phenomenon. Before then the
only metals commonly used were lead and copper. For example, a lead roof covered
"Rosewell," one of the grandest mansions in 18thcentury Virginia. But more often, lead
was used for protective flashing. Lead, as well as copper, covered roof surfaces
where wood, tile, or slate shingles were inappropriate because of the roof's pitch or
shape.  Copper with standing seams covered some of the more notable early
American roofs including that of Christ Church (17271744) in Philadelphia.
Flat-seamed copper was used on many domes and cupolas. The copper sheets were
imported from England until the end of the 18th century when facilities for rolling sheet
metal were developed in America. You can find more info at

Myth #2:  Metal roofs are hot and don’t insulate the house as well as asphalt shingles.
Truth:  Metal roofs actually save money on heating and cooling bills when properly installed.  Depending upon the finish of the
metal and the net air space created, metal roofs reflect much of the solar radiation typically absorbed by an asphalt roof. The result
is a home that stays a more consistent temperature, which means no more wild temperature fluctuations throughout the day

Myth #3: Metal roofs attract lightning.
Truth: According to the Metal Roof Alliance, a metal roof does not increase the likelihood of lightning striking your home. But if
your home was hit by lightning, the metal roof disperses the energy safely throughout the structure. Besides the strike itself, the big
concern with a lightning is fire. The great news is, metal roofing isn’t combustible or flammable, so it’s a low-risk and better roofing
option where severe weather is a concern.

Myth #4:  Metal roofs don’t last as long as asphalt shingles.
Truth: Quality metal roof workmanship warranties come with a 20-year guarantee, unlike asphalt roof warranties. The key to metal
roof longevity, Tracy says, is a comprehensive installation by a master metal roofer. Metal roofs require special skills and knowledge
to be installed properly. “Not just anyone can install a metal roof properly“It takes at least 4-5 years to become proficient at metal
roof installation–and proficient is the minimum standard homeowners should look for when seeking a contractor.” When evaluating
the cost of any roof system, the installation, maintenance and repair cost over the life of the roof must be considered. Independent
studies have shown that metal roof systems are generally the most economical alternative when all the factors are considered.
Traditional roofing systems average 15 to 20 years before a homeowner is faced with a re-roofing project; whereas, metal roof
systems average 20 to 50 years before potentially requiring maintenance. There are many buildings that are still being protected by
their original metal roof systems after one hundred years. When a homeowner is faced with a re-roofing project, metal roofing is an
ideal solution. The lightweight durability of metal roofing systems often allows a homeowner to install metal panels over the existing
roof. By eliminating the need for tear off and disposal, the overall project cost is reduced.

Myth #5:  Metal roofs don’t offer much benefit.
Truth:  First, see #1 above. Currently, you can also receive a $1,500 tax credit on most metal roof products and/or installations
that meet energy star ratings. Energy Star-qualified roof products can help reduce the amount of air conditioning needed by reducing
peak cooling demands by 10%–15%. (You can find out more details about Energy Star requirements from the EPA’s Department
of Energy website.)

Myth #6: Metal roofs are cost-prohibitive compared to asphalt roofs.
Truth: Metal roofs may cost more than asphalt shingles up front. However, as petroleum-based product costs go up – and asphalt
shingles are petroleum-based – the cost difference is less than it was a few years ago. Typically, you can expect to pay two to four
times more for a metal roof. But if you run a pay-back analysis and figure in the annual energy savings in your heating and cooling
bills (depending upon the region you live in), plus the $1,500 tax credit, a metal roof can pay for itself in just a few years.  
Additionally, according to the Metal Roof Alliance, asphalt roofing has a higher lifecycle cost, needing replacement 2 – 4 times as
often as metal roofing. And what happens when you claim frequent roof repairs on your homeowners policy? So doing an apples-to-
apples replacement roof comparison requires looking at all the costs: homeowner premiums, electrical costs, and warranties.
Comparatively, metal roofing can be a “once-a-lifetime” installation.
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