Contrary to popular belief, a metal roof will not increase the likelihood of lightning striking your home. However, if your home were struck by lightning, the metal roof would disperse the energy safely throughout the structure. Since metal roofing isn't combustible or flammable, its a low risk and desirable option, especially where severe weather such as lightning is concerned.
Steel metal roofing has a "metallic coating" made of either zinc or a combination of zinc and aluminum making them built to last! The metallic coating is bonded to the steel at the factory to prevent rust from forming. Then paint is applied over the metallic coating to provide the long-lasting color you desire for your roof at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Many people think that you can't walk on a metal roof without damaging it. This is incorrect; you can safely walk on any metal roof. However, we recommend you talk to your installer or roof manufacturer before walking on it. They will be able to provide details on how to walk on the particular roof that you have based on the style and pitch of the roof.
In most cases, a metal roof can withstand decades of extreme weather such as hail and heavy snow. The systems build today even have a 150-mph wind rating which is equal to an F2 tornado! This means your metal roof is also safe from the wind gusts that can accompany hail storms.
If you have any other questions about whether or not a metal roof is right for you, give Above & Beyond Roofing a call at 573-302-0354. We can provide you with a free quote on your new roof at the Lake of the Ozarks! At Above & Beyond, we pride ourselves on being locally owned and operated, being open 7-days a week and we turn the average roofing job in one day!
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