March 16, 2021

AZ Big Media

Disadvantages of a metal roofing system

One of the most important parts of any property is the roof. A quality roof can last for decades and will continue to provide protection to the rest of your home. While your roof can last for a long time, it will eventually need to be replaced. One option to consider when you do need to replace your roof is to have metal roofing installed. While there are some advantages that come with a metal roof, there are disadvantages as well. It is important to consider these factors when figuring out what type of roof is right for your property.

Noise Created by Weather

One of the factors to consider when you are considering a metal roof is that a lot of noise could be created by bad weather. If there is ever a bad weather or hailstorm taking place, it could create a lot of noise that could make it difficult to relax, work or even sleep. While some attic insulation can help to reduce the sound that is created, it will still be a much noisier option than other forms of roofing.

Susceptible to Wear and Tear

While all forms of roofing will wear down as the years go by, the wear and tear with a metal roof that is not installed perfectly could be noticeable quite quickly. The large metal sheets that will be installed on your home will expand and then contract with the change in the seasons. This can then put a strain on the fasteners and individual screws that are placed on the roof, which could lead to leaks and loose metal sheets. Additionally, if there is ever a space in the roof that does not have proper water runoff, it could lead to a water pond and corrosion. This could cause major problems and will likely require that you replace part of the roof.

Difficulty to Find Matching Metal Sheets

At some point, there is a good chance that a part of the metal roof will need to be replaced. While this is true for all types of roofs, an asphalt roof may only require a small amount of space to be replaced. With a metal roof, you will need to replace an entire metal sheet. Not only is this more expensive, but it can cause aesthetic challenges as well. It will always be difficult to find a metal roof sheet that will match the rest of your roof as it will start to lose its coloring as time goes on.

Cost Prohibitive 

Finally, a metal roof can also be quite cost-prohibitive. Compared to other forms of roofing, a metal roof tends to cost far more on a square footage basis. Additionally, if you do have to make repairs to the roof, the cost of the repairs tends to be more than other forms of roofing as well.

If you need to replace the roof of your home or other property there are a lot of options to consider. While one popular option is to install a metal roof, this type of roofing comes with a variety of drawbacks that should be considered.