Busting Some Metal Roofing Myths

October 27, 2021 | Filed under: Buying a New Roof,Consumer Education,Newsletter Articles,Research


Matt Risinger, prominent Austin, TX builder and YouTuber, recently created a video addressing several commonly held myths about metal roofing. While we’ve spoken to some of these myths before, Matt’s experience gives him some great insight into the ins and outs of metal roofing.

If you don’t have time to watch (we highly recommend you do), here are the main points.

Myth 1 – Metal roofs are all one style. 

Busted:  Many manufacturers offer colors, panels, and finishes that mimic asphalt shingles, clay tile, wood shake, or even slate.

Myth 2 – Metal roofs don’t perform as well in extreme conditions. 

Busted:  Metal roofs hold up to high winds and are often fire-resistant, outperforming most other roofing types.

Myth 3 –  A metal roof is more likely to be struck by lightning. 

Busted:  Metal roofs are no more likely to be struck by lightning, as strikes are focused on tall objects, not metal ones.

Myth 4 – Metal roofs are noisy in the rain. 

Busted:  With modern insulation and building practices, the pitter-patter of raindrops is not something to worry about with a metal roof.

Myth 5 – Metal roofs are always more expensive than other roofing materials. 

Busted:  Metal is usually cheaper than slate or tile roofs but is more expensive upfront than an asphalt roof. However, the total cost of owning a metal roof is lower, as it won’t need replacement as often as an asphalt one.

Myth 6 – A metal roof is shiny. 

Busted:  Many metal roofs have matte finishes and reflect more heat than light, keeping your house cooler in the summer.

Myth 7 – Installing solar panels on a metal roof is difficult. 

Busted:  Metal roofs are the best for installing solar, with options for mounting panels without ever penetrating the roof.

Metal roofs offer many great benefits to you as a homeowner; it’s time to learn more about how it compares to other roofing products.

Our Metal Roofing Toolbox is full of research tools and resources for busting even more myths.

And when you’re ready, our friendly, no-pressure customer service team is here to help you find the very best roofing solution for your home. Let us know how we can help today.