Are Metal Roofs Noisy For Residential Homes?

One of the common misconceptions that people seem to have about metal roofs is that they are noisier than other roof types. This is not the case, and we feel it is our duty to bust the myth and spread the truth far and wide because, in reality, metal roofs have so many advantages, it won't be long before everyone’s turning to them when it’s time for roof replacement.

The trick to making a metal roof nowhere near as noisy as you’d think, is plenty of layers. Not of metal, though; of the roof. The average roof actually consists of many layers of material, different parts of the structure important for different reasons. With a metal roof, whether it is shingles or boards, you’re affixing that metal material to other parts of the room, and those other parts are going to act as sound-proofing material. They will absorb a lot of it, making the noise of a metal roof no louder than any other type.

With the wooden beams, underlay, insulation material, and the open area of your attic, you have plenty of ways to stop a metal roof being very loud. You may notice that rain sounds louder when you're on the outside looking up at the structure, but within your home, you won’t even notice the change in material. By hiring a professional with full training in metal roofs, you can be sure that you're putting your trust in someone that is going to install a real investment piece to your home. With a high energy-efficiency rating, long-lasting durability, and incredible strength, metal shingles and boards are the more expensive version in many cases, but will save you a small fortune in the long run. This roofing type can last for over a hundred years if it is well cared for, and most metal roofs are guaranteed for a period of at least forty years, usually fifty.

Visit our Roof Contractor home page to learn more about us, or hire a local professional from over 100 USA locations.

© - Professional Roofing Contractors

This site is a free service to assist homeowners in connecting with local service contractors. All contractors are independent and this site does not warrant or guarantee any work performed. It is the responsibility of the homeowner to verify that the hired contractor furnishes the necessary license and insurance required for the work being performed. All person depicted in a photo or video are actors or models and not contractors listed on this site.