Despite loving the sound of rain dancing on a metal roof, the fact is that the rain is not any louder on a metal roof than it is on an asphalt roof. It just creates a slightly different sound, but one that still be easily tuned out.
Metal roofs are also more resistant to damage from hail or other storms than asphalt roofs. They have high impact ratings and enjoy high hail ratings, too. They are also more resistant to wind, with most of them being rated for wind gusts up to 120 mph. The difference is so substantial that some homeowner’s insurance companies will actually give you a discount for having a metal roof on your home.
Weather conditions in Oklahoma City range from wet and cool to incredibly dry and hot. Metal roofs also boast of the highest fire ratings available. They are considered completely noncombustible, making them the best roof to have when the dry summer takes over.
These roofs are also not prone to rusting, thanks to panels that are protected by several layers of both metallic and polymer coatings. Some metal roofs include warranties that are good for up to 50 years.
Some people worry that metal roofs will attract lightning, but this is not true. The fact is that lightning will simply go for the highest spot in the terrain. If your roof represents that highest point, then you might want to consider installing lightning rods regardless of the roofing surface you use.
Metal roofs can also save you some money on the installation because they can be installed directly over an existing roof. Additionally, it is easier to cool the home in the summer because the metal reflects the sun’s rays and heat back out of the house while also reflecting indoor heat back to the inside of the home during the cool winter months.
We are experienced roofers that are happy to provide you with a free quote on roofing if you are considering switching to a metal roof when it’s time for a new roof. Robbins Roofing Inc. is a roofing company in Oklahoma City that can install asphalt or metal roofs. For more information, please visit us on Facebook.