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You may have heard that TM Restoration installs and repairs metal roofs in Central Texas. You may have also heard that some residential and commercial property owners are switching from shingle roofing to metal roofing when their current roof system is in need of replacement.

And maybe, just maybe, you also wondered if a metal roof would help you to avoid the costly roof repairs that have plagued your roofing system in the past…but you didn’t call TM Restoration in Austin because you also heard these myths about metal roofs.

Well, allow us to set the record straight.

Myth 1: Metal Roofing Increases Lightning Risk

Fact: Lightning is attracted to the tallest object in the area, regardless of what it’s made of. Putting a metal roof on your building will in no way make it more likely that lightning will strike your home or building. In fact, a metal roof actually makes your home safer if lightning does strike, because it isn’t flammable and will disperse the electric energy.

Myth 2: Metal Roofing Is Loud

Fact: We can’t tell you how many of our roof repair clients have told us that they’re interested in having a metal roof, but don’t want to take the plunge because they’re worried that every time it rains, it will sound like a herd of wild horses stampeding across your ceiling! The truth of the matter is that metal roofing is actually quieter than an asphalt shingle roof.

Myth 3: Metal Roofing Will Rust

Fact: We’re sure you’ve taken a drive out in the country and seen old barns with rusted out metal roofs. This isn’t the destiny of a modern metal roof, however. Coated with either zinc, aluminum, or a combination of both, today’s steel metal roofing is resistant to rust. Painted in your choice of a variety of colors, it will stand up to the elements for many years without little need for roof repairs.

Whether you already have a metal roof or are simply interested in repairing the roof you’ve got, contact TM Restoration in Central Texas today!