The Real Truth About Metal Roofing Noise

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Many people think metal roofing will be noisy because of their experience with standing in a metal-roofed barn or shed. However, the installation method of metal roofing differs when it is a residential or commercial construction rather than an agricultural one.
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One of the most common concerns home owners have when considering metal roofing for their homes is the possibility of it being noisy during rains.

The answer to this concern is that the loudness of metal roofing depends on the roofing installation method used. Many people think a metal roof will be noisy because of their experience with standing in a metal-roofed barn or shed. However, the installation method of this type of roof differs when it is a residential or commercial construction rather than an agricultural one.

However, if you feel your metal roofing has been installed improperly for residential construction and is still very noisy, there are several steps you can take to reduce the noise.

Add Insulation

Insulation will reduce the transfer of noise to the interior of your home. As an added advantage, it will also improve the energy efficiency of your home, thereby reducing energy costs.

Replace Your Roof

Consider replacing your roof and ensure that your roof contractor installs your metal roofing properly.

Another good option for a new roof is insulated metal panels, which provide a thermal, moisture, and vapor barrier all at once.

Properly Fastened Roof Panels

Ensure that your fasteners are not over or under tightened. Properly installing them is a key consideration when it comes to reducing noise.

Proper Installation

Proper installation of metal roofing is a critical and crucial aspect in the long-run performance and durability of metal roofs. Some important steps need to be followed before installing any roofing system on your home or business premise. There are many components involved.

Each of these components require the proper and timely installation to get optimum results and avoid damage, leakages, and other complications. This is why proper installation is very much necessary for proper functionality and durability of metal roofing systems.

Proper installation of metal roofing should involve installing plywood decking, insulation, and underlayment in order to add protection. These also serve to reduce noise, and the underlayment also acts as a moisture barrier.

The plywood decking in installed first, then the underlayment, and finally the insulation.

Final Thoughts

It is essential to know that metal roofing can be a great asset. However, if you decide to get a new roof installed, you must choose the right professional roofing repair company.

When you contact DKG Roofing, we will be able to determine if your roof is experiencing common problems associated with metal roofing. What we often see as the primary culprit for metal roofing noise is improper installation. Even if you have a very well laid out roof, there is still a good chance that something is lacking, missing, or not done properly.

We are experienced in how to eliminate large amounts of noise from your roof. We will give you the best advice on what steps should be taken to reduce the noise.

One of the most important things you should keep in mind is to never ignore the noise. The longer you let it go, the worse it will get.

If you have any concerns or questions regarding choosing metal roofing for your home, or any concerned that your metal roofing was improperly installed, contact us at (940) 497-2833. We’d love to answer any questions you may have!

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The Real Truth About Metal Roofing Noise

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