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RooferIf you try to do some research about roof systems on the Internet, you will likely find as many myths as you will truths. In fact, much of what you will find is going to be more opinion than fact. As a result, there are plenty of misconceptions out there about roofing. If you really want to separate facts from myths, a conversation with a professional roofer is in order. They will be able to give you the pros and cons of each type of roof system, so you can make an educated decision about which to have installed on your home or business property.

A metal roof system is one that is often presented with a fair amount of storytelling and misconceptions. For example, people who remember an old tin roof barn will tell you that any metal roof is going to be loud when it rains or hails, but the truth is that you could experience even less sound than you do with your asphalt shingle roof. Today’s metal roof is usually installed with a solid sheathing that almost completely deadens sound. Other naysayers talk about it rusting and being damaged by hail. Both of those are of no concern either. The zinc or zinc/aluminum coating is bonded to the steel to prevent rust and is heavy duty enough to not be damaged by anything less than very large hail. A metal roof does not draw lightning and isn’t flammable, which are a few other concerns sometimes raised.

If you want to know the real facts about a metal roof system or other types, give us a call at Integrity Homes & Construction Inc. in Lakeland, FL. A roofer will be glad to meet with you and go over your options, so you can choose the product that suits your needs best without concerns about the myths and someone else’s opinion-only input.