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We’re Here To Bust Some Common Metal Roofing Myths

Here at Valent Roofing, we provide a range of high quality and reliable roofing services throughout Manchester and the surrounding areas. We are the experts when it comes to industrial roofing, and have worked with a variety of clients over the years- from train stations to schools to football stadiums, we have experience working in all manner of industries.

As part of our extensive services, we are able to offer a range of materials and will even advise you on which to go for depending on your requirements. Metal roofing has been growing in popularity over the past few years, and so it’s surprising that there are so many common misconceptions out there. These false ideas can actually put off some businesses from installing a metal roof, even if it’s the best material for their particular application.

Well, fortunately we’re here to bust some of the more common myths out there today, so that you don’t have to worry about getting that metal roof installed.

  • They Don’t Suit Bad Weather


Many people believe that metal roofing is a bad idea simply because they don’t mix well with any form of bad weather. Some are of the firm belief that a metal roof will attract lightning, while others fear that hail will actually dent the material – but both of those ideas are completely false. Metal roofs don’t attract lightning and are actually the safest type of roof to have in the unlikely event of a lightning strike; while they are also more than strong enough to withstand a hailstorm due to their durability.


  • They Are Unattractive


Whether it’s an office block, a school or a train station- when it comes to choosing what kind of roof you want your building to have, one of the most important aspects will be making sure it looks good. As it’s something that’s being installed on the exterior to your building, it’s obviously going to be displayed for all to see, and so you’ll want it to complement the rest of the structure.


Many people are of the belief that metal roofing is too unattractive for commercial use, and so this can put them off it. However, nowadays metal roofs are highly customisable and can come in a range of colours. If you’re worried about the material looking a little bland, then it’s important to note that metal can even be made to imitate other types of roof.


  • They Are Too Expensive


The myth that puts off the most people from choosing to install a metal lift is the idea that they are just too expensive. When compared to other types of roofing material, then it’s true that metal roofing does incur a larger upfront cost, however you need to look at the amount you will be spending in the long run. Metal roofing requires very little maintenance and has a much longer lifespan than other materials, meaning that your premises can keep functioning as normal. Without the need to replace or constantly repair the roof, it’s clear that you’d make a huge saving in the long run.


Here at Valent Roofing, we provide a wide range of industrial roofing solutions, and please get in touch if you require any further info on the services that we provide!


Valent Roofing, 500 King’s Rd, Stretford, Manchester, M32 8JT
Telephone: 0161 864 3311
Fax: 0161 864 3322

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