Metal roofing has become a popular option for residential homes. With its reliability and durability, it has proven its worth to many homeowners. However, despite its growing reputation, you may still have a few questions about this type of roofing system.
Metal Roofs Are Impervious to Fire, Rot and Insect Damage
Metal roofing has excellent resistance against a variety of things including fire, rot, and insects. This quality makes it a great choice for several homeowners because it makes this type of roof less susceptible to damage.
It’s impervious to rot and mildew, and it does not attract insects like termites. Furthermore, metal is typically a good conductor of heat so it can enable snow to slide off more quickly than other roofing types in winter. With these things considered, you can expect a less frequent need for roof repair.
Metal Roofing Can Be Installed Over Existing Roofs
Installing a new roof over an existing roof can pose a number of problems. However, a vented metal roof can eliminate the probability of moisture buildup, mold growth and rotting – which can happen in a combination of new metal roofing and old roofing. You can also opt to have the metal roof installed over furring strips in order to raise the metal and create a ventilating air pocket between layers.
Metal Roofing Does Not Produce Much Noise
You might be thinking that metal roofs are noisy, especially when rain or hail falls on it. But the fact is that metal roofing is not at all noisier than any other type of roof system. Metal roofs are typically installed over a solid substrate, and the attic and insulation are also able to create a sound barrier to keep your interior quiet.
BSR offers an array of exterior services that cover roofing, siding, windows and doors, and gutters. We have been in the industry since 1913 so you can count on us to deliver quality workmanship. Call us at (607) 722-7221, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve customers in Vestal and Binghamton, NY.