Metal Roof Myth #1:
A metal roof is unattractive and will never fit with my home’s exterior aesthetics.
If there is one thing we understand, it’s curb appeal. Gone are the days of metal roofing material being strictly green. The metal roofing industry has expanded and there is an option designed to fit every home architectural style with the benefit of being more durable and stronger.
Metal roofs have evolved into a variety of styles, patterns, and colors. If you love the look and style of slate, chances are, there is a metal roofing option available that fits that criteria.
Metal Roof Myth #2:
A metal roof is too expensive.
Homeowners sometimes get a sticker shock when it comes to investing in a metal roof. But, it’s just that, an investment.
Metal roofs are more expensive — up front — compared to traditional asphalt shingles, but they pay for themselves over time.
Yes, metal roofing is a superior home product, but no matter what type of metal roof you choose, you will never have to worry about it again. A metal roof is one you can trust and rely on to protect your home and family through the extreme weather Chicago can experience, and one that has timeless aesthetics.
Metal Roof Myth #3:
A metal roof really won’t hold up to its claimed longevity.
This can be a big hesitation from homeowners — we claim that a metal roof will last, but will it really? After making the investment, it would be completely a bust if you ended up replacing it.
We know with certainty that metal roofs last two to three times longer than a traditional roof, being between 30 to 50 years. And if you’re ever worried about the aesthetics, a metal roof can be painted instead of being replaced.
The main reason why metal roofs last longer are because they will not decompose — a trait of asphalt roofs. Over time with wear and tear, the asphalt begins to deteriorate and the paper made with fiberglass just doesn’t stand the test of time as metal does.
Overall, when paired up against the other roofing materials, metal tops the list because it maintains its aesthetics and longevity throughout the decades.