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Metal Roofing Installation

Metal Roofing Installation

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February 13, 2008

It's pretty easy to do exactly what you want with your house in today's age of the anything goes philosophy.  It used to be that you could only find metal roofs on low income houses or those professionally designed by the most sought after architects.  Now many more people are choosing to use this material for the roof.  It is more environmentally friendly than most of the other material options and it is incredibly durable.  If you have ever considered metal for roofing, now is the time to learn all about metal roofing installation.

Many people are concerned that with a metal roofing installation they will be stuck with a noisy roof.  People generally fall into two groups when it comes to metal roofs.  They either love the idea of the sound of rain hitting the roof or they hate it and are afraid that the noise will be a problem for them.  The thing to remember about the metal roof is that it is no noisier than any other type of roof.  In most cases, if properly installed, metal roofs are placed over a solid substrate layer that along with the attic and insulation is an effective sound barrier.

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Another aspect of metal roofing installation that stops people from using this wonderful roofing material is the erroneous belief that metal roofs attract lightening.  In reality, this type of roof is no more likely to attract lightening than any other.  As a matter of fact, if lightening were to strike, the metal roof is far less flammable than other roofing materials like asphalt or shingle roofing.

In addition to the advantage of having a virtually completely fire proof roof, those who choose metal roofing installation also have the advantage of snow melting from the roof faster as well as the fact that it is completely impervious to rot, mold, and mildew.  You can expect the standard warranty of about 30 years with this type of roofing, though it often lasts much longer than that.

Whatever type of roofing installation you choose to use, make sure you understand the benefits and drawbacks of every decision and decide on the best product for your needs.

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