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.