Whilst not the most common form of roofing, metal is still used on properties up and down the country to create hard wearing, durable and energy efficient roofing. As it is not a particularly common roofing material, you may well have a few questions surrounding this, so we at Abbey Roofing thought we’d run through a few frequently asked questions and their answers to help you determine whether this particular form of roofing could be suitable for your property;
Will it be noisy when it rains?
Although you may initially think that rain falling onto metal will be very noisy, you will be pleasantly surprised. Studies have found that the noise created from rain falling onto a metal roof isn’t a great deal different to that of other roofing materials, so you won’t need to worry about this when considering the installation of such a roof at your property.
Will the metal rust over time?
Metal roofing is protected by layers of different coatings that are specifically designed to prevent the metal rusting following continued exposure to the elements.
Will the metal roof make the house hot in the summer?
It may surprise you to hear that introducing metal roofing brings with it many energy efficient benefits. In the summer months when it is warmer outside, the metal roof will help keep the building cooler by reflecting the sunlight whilst in winter, the metal helps to keep the heat produced from your central heating system inside, therefore meaning you won’t need to have the heating on for so long and can subesequently lower your energy bills.
Can the metal be easily damaged?
Metal is renowned for being incredibly resilient and hardwearing, so you can be confident that it won’t be damaged easily and can therefore go for considerable periods of time requiring very little maintenance work.
At Abbey Roofing, we can install metal roofing in the Cotswolds, Oxford and Cheltenham areas so if you have been convinced to go for the metal alternative or have any further questions, get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable team today.