Does a metal roof attract lightning?

A metal roof has no greater chance of being hit by lightning than any other type of roof. Lightning usually strikes the highest point in a given area, regardless of material. In the event that your roof is struck by lightning, a metal roof can actually help prevent damage by dissipating the electrical charge. Also, a metal roof is non-combustible.

Are metal roofs heavy?

It may surprise you to learn that metal roofing is typically 50% lighter than an asphalt roof, and 75% lighter than concrete tile, fiber cement shakes and slate.

Can I walk on my metal roof?

Yes, you can safely walk on a metal roof without causing damage to the panel. Metal roofing is very durable. Having a solid roof deck provides the panel extra stability to hold a person’s weight.

Are metal roofs hotter in summer?

All roofs get hot. However, metal roofs come in a variety of ‘cool’ colors that reflect solar heat. Metal also releases solar heat more quickly than asphalt shingles, actually reducing the heat load on a home.

Will my roof be noisy when it rains?

This is one of the most common misconceptions about residential metal roofing. This likely stems from a common experience of the sound that rain makes on old barns and worn buildings. The difference between a barn and residential roof is a solid wood roof deck. This roof deck combined with underlayment dampens noise, resulting in a residential metal roof that is no more or less noisy than any other type of roofing.