Since metal roofs are not as common as asphalt roofs, you may not know much about them. A lot of people have misconceptions about metal roofing. However, if you're in the market for a new roof, you should learn all the facts, because there's a good chance you will prefer metal over asphalt. Here's a look at a few of the false beliefs about metal roofing.

Metal Roofs Are Ugly

The only metal roofs you may bring to mind are rusty, corrugated sheets of metal on dilapidated barns or park shelters. The roofs installed on homes are nothing like that. You've probably seen metal roofing on many homes without even realizing it. The roofing material comes in different colors and textures. It's installed in sheets or shingles. The metal is coated to prevent rusting. Metal roofs look good enough to use on all types of homes, even luxury homes.

Metal Roofs Are Noisy When It Rains

If you've ever been in a camper or under a shelter with a metal roof when it rains, you know how loud it is. Some people love the sound and others hate it. You may want a metal roof so you can enjoy hearing the rain patter. If that's the case, you'll be disappointed. Metal roofs installed on modern homes are no noisier than any other kind of roofing material. That's because the insulation in your attic blocks the noise coming from your roof. So, if you're against metal roofing because you think it's too noisy, you can eliminate that concern.

Metal Roofs Are Dangerous During Storms

The opposite is actually true. Lightning is not attracted to metal roofs or any other type of roof. However, if it does happen to randomly strike your house, you'll have much better fire protection with a metal roof. When lightning strikes asphalt or wood shingles, fire is a big concern. With metal, the electrical energy is dispersed evenly over the surface of your home and the fireproof roofing won't catch on fire.

Metal Roofs Are Delicate

Metal roofing is applied onto the wood deck of your roof. The deck adds support so you are able to walk on the roof to inspect it, wash it, and make repairs. While it's possible for an extreme storm to roll though with winds high enough to cause dents from flying debris or hail, it's more the exception than the rule. Metal roofs are very durable. They tolerate temperature extremes and high winds. They are also resistant to denting from falling branches and a typical hail storm.

Many of the bad things you've heard about metal roofing are probably not true. That's why it pays to learn the facts. If you choose metal, you'll have a roof that is fire resistant, durable, visually appealing, long lasting, and energy saving since it reflects sunlight. To find out more about metal roofing, speak with a business like Amick Roofing Inc.