Frequently Asked Questions About Metal Roofing – Part 1

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Frequently Asked Questions About Metal Roofing

The roofing industry has seen an increase in the installation of metal roofing on residential homes.


Muth & Company Roofing, a leader among roofing companies in Columbus, OH, is here to answer some frequently asked questions about metal roofing, in an effort to increase awareness of metal as a viable choice for your home.

Our team is known for its experience, knowledge, and willingness to help homeowners. You’ve got questions, and we’ve got answers! Some of our most frequently asked questions follow…but there certainly are more to ask. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, contact us anytime for a prompt, courteous, and knowledgeable answer!

“Are metal roofs as durable as those made of asphalt and other materials?”

While most asphalt shingled roofs have a lifespan of 25-30 years, depending on weather, metal roofs installed by Muth and Company can last at least 50 years! Metal won’t crack, peel, rot or deteriorate, and it resists algae growth. With proper maintenance, metal roofs can stand up to the elements for decades, all while looking and performing like new.

“Do metal roofs attract lightning?”

Metal roofs are no more likely to attract lightning than any other roof. If, however, a metal roof does get hit by lightning, the electric charge will disperse more evenly, minimizing any damage. And because metal is extremely fire-resistant, it is much less likely that the building would catch fire. Many insurance companies will even offer discounts on your homeowner’s insurance for having fire-resistant metal roofing.

“Won’t metal roofing make my house hotter?”

Metal roofing can actually lower energy expenditures. It reflects a good amount of sun and radiant heat away from your house, instead of absorbing it like an asphalt roof. This keeps your attic, and therefore the rest of your house, cooler in the summer.

“Is a metal roof worth the additional cost?”

If you’re looking for a great investment when it comes to your roofing, a metal roof is the way to go. While the initial cost will be higher, metal roofing lasts two to three times longer than any other roofing material. That means it may very well be the only roof you ever buy. And don’t worry about losing out when it comes time to sell; recent studies have shown that a metal roof will increase your home’s value and aesthetic appeal.

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If you would like to find out more about the costs and benefits of installing a metal roof from Muth & Company Roofing, don’t hesitate to give us a call today at (614) 882-0900. We are ready and waiting to answer your questions.

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