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Fact or Fiction: Metal Roofs
by Staff
Metal roofs aren't just for chicken coops anymore. They make sense for the environment and for energy-conscious homeowners too. If your utility bills are through the roof, take our quiz to see if you know what's happening, well, on the roof.

Metal roofing is a brand new technology.

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A metal roof is best suited to modern architecture.

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Most metal roofs are heavier than traditional shingle roofs.

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It costs about 10 percent more to install a metal roof than a shingle roof.

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Windy regions are dangerous places for metal roofing.

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If you live in a cold region, a metal roof will lower your winter heating bills.

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If you live in a part of the world with a warm climate, a metal roof is ideal because it holds the heat and prevents it from seeping into your home.

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Metal roofs can create a bright glare when the sun is shining on them.

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Metal roofing comes in four standard colors.

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Rain and hail are noisier inside a home with a metal roof.

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If you're restoring a historic home, you should never consider a metal roofing because of its look and weight.

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A metal roof will last about 30 years.

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Oceanside homes will have to deal with salt water oxidization if they have metal roofing installed.

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Installing metal roofing is a snap. Almost any contractor can do it.

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Black metal roofs are energy-efficient in warm climates.

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Snow and ice require special removal techniques on metal roofs.

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White metal roofing is especially hard to cool in sunny regions.

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Install a metal roof if you want to turn a quick profit from the sale of a home.

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Metal roofs increase homeowner's insurance premiums.

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