Homeowners considering transitioning to metal roofing in Salt Lake City have a lingering question in their minds. “If I get an aluminum or steel roof, will my house be struck by lightning?” This may sound silly, but it is a valid question. After all, steel is a conductor, and having an array of steel panels underneath stormy skies raises a few alarms.
The process lightning goes through to hit a steel roof is interesting. However, that is hardly the most important question to ask about transitioning from a traditional roof to a contemporary one. Rather, here are other questions worth pondering on:
Is my new roof fire-resistant and flammable?
Galvanized steel roofing is known for its fire-resistant and non-flammable qualities. You need not fear a lightning strike because these roofs disperse the electrical charge to the ground. Now, if you still cannot wrap your mind around it, just take comfort in the fact that metals are non-flammable and fire-resistant. You have nothing to worry about during a storm of any size.
Is aluminum a worthwhile investment?
The value of aluminum as a construction material in residential roofs is increasing in America. Many qualities set aluminum apart as a building material. It is durable, recyclable, malleable, and attractive. It offers versatility and variety. It is the most corrosion-resistant of roofing options. Ask a homeowner currently enjoying curb appeal and low to no maintenance fees. It is also interesting to note that metal roofs are energy-efficient in relation to HVAC costs.
Yes, there are disadvantages to using metal roofs. For one, they can be quite noisy when, for example, raindrops or hailstones hit galvanized steel. While it is true that they are more expensive than traditional options, if you weigh the pros and cons, the benefits of using aluminum roofing outweigh the investment cost.