Although long-lasting, durable, and attractive, metal roofs do come with their downsides. This article will focus on the problems with metal roofs. Check out our article about the Benefits of Metal Roofing to see the flip side!
The Contractor Matters – A Lot
As with any roof, installation matters, but it does seem to be especially important with metal roofing systems. Because metal roofs are a more specialized installation, not as many roofing companies have experience installing them. This can lead to some costly mistakes if you go with the wrong contractor. Improper installation can lead to standing water that causes metal corrosion, penetration of water causing rotted wood and interior damage, and a reduction of the lifespan of your expensive investment. Learn how to hire a trusted roofing contractor to avoid the hassle of dealing with improper installation.
Speaking of standing water, if the metal system is installed improperly or on a slope that is below manufacturer guidelines, the water can pool and cause rust, discoloration, or corrosion. While this would affect a shingle roof too, a repair on a shingle roof would likely cost less than on a metal roof.
Which brings us to the next point: metal roofs cost more than asphalt shingle roofs. Metal roofing in Noblesville is an investment and is not right for every homeowner and every property. Make sure you do your research and find a roofing company you can rely on so that you can feel confident in your investment.
You know the sound of rain on a tin roof? Well, don’t expect anything that extreme, but rain on a metal roof will be noisier than on an asphalt roof. Having adequate insulation will help with this problem as well as having attic space in general (as opposed to a vaulted ceiling).
Even though metal roofs do provide many benefits, they are not the right fit for all situations and come with a handful of drawbacks. If you’re interested in learning more about metal roofs, give us a call here at Rojas Roofing or fill out our online request form.