One of the things that make us stand out as roofers in Oregon is that we specialize in metal roofing. We know that metal is less popular than asphalt for the majority of the nation’s homeowners, but we think that the reason behind this is that some myths aren’t fully addressed by many a roofing contractors.
The fact is that there are plenty of benefits to using metal as a roofing material. Here, we talk about a few metal roofing myths.
Myth: Metal Roofs Are Ugly
People imagine farmhouses and industrial warehouses when they think of metal roofs. This misconception can be forgiven if you haven’t really seen how a modern metal roof looks like, but the metal panels and shingles that we carry don’t look anything like those old examples.
Our roofing company carries metal materials that come in shingles that look just like the standard asphalt tiles or as standing seam panels that don’t look like metal roofs at all. This means they come in designs that can work with any style. It doesn’t matter if your home has a Victorian or Colonial architecture—our metal roofs can work with them.
Myth: Metal Roofs Are Expensive
Another prevalent metal roof misconception is metal roofs are cost-prohibitive. This stems from the fact that the upfront fees for metal roof installations are fairly high. Thanks to this notion, people end up thinking that metal roofs are more expensive than common asphalt roofing tiles.
When you consider that a metal roof, with minimal upkeep, can last a minimum of forty years compared to asphalt shingles that last for twenty years at most, you’ll end up saving more in the long run. And since maintenance of a metal roof isn’t as expensive as maintenance and repair of an asphalt roof, that translates to even more savings down the road.
Myth: Metal Roofs Are Noisy
It’s easy to understand why people think that metal roofs are noisy. The noise of pebbles falling on a sheet of metal creates a lot of noise after all. This isn’t something that homeowners need to worry about that much, and for one good reason.
During your metal roofing installation, a solid insulation sheathing will be placed in the underlayment before the roof tiles are applied. This sheathing will serve to insulate your home from the noise of anything falling on the rooftop, which makes this issue moot.
If you’re looking for a quality metal roof installation, look no further than JAM Roofing. We’ll be happy to tell you more about the qualities of this roofing material and discuss the best options for your home. You may contact us via phone at (541) 773-7663, or send us a message via our contact form. We serve Medford and Grant’s Pass, OR, and other nearby areas.