Debunking 4 Metal Roof Myths

Metal Roofing is slowly becoming a popular residential roofing option for many homeowners in the Pittsburgh area. For the longest time, and even today, people have been a little skeptical towards metal roofing due to some myths, which may have been true in the past but are no longer, due to advancements made to the roofing material. Not only do we, at Home Genius Exteriors, use the very best metal roofing materials for your roof but we’re also going to debunk some of these silly myths so that you can invest in this exceptional roofing material.


Metal Roofs Are Loud

In years gone by, metal roofing made quite the noise when it rained or hailed. This sound was incredibly distracting and annoying. But due to technological advancements and developments made to the material, metal roofing produces less sound than the common asphalt shingle roof. This is due to the roofing’s solid sheathing which serves as a noise reduction material.


Metal Roofing Is Ugly

People often imagine metal roofing as being these long, dull sheets of gray on the roof of one’s home. You’ll be delightfully surprised to see that today, metal roofing comes in all shapes, colours and styles. You can style your metal roofing according to your unique design and aesthetic.


Metal Roofs Are More Expensive

Upfront, metal roofing is a lot pricier than asphalt shingles. However, you’ll be saving a lot more longterm as metal roofing lasts a lot longer than asphalt shingles, they are easier to maintain and they’re able to withstand severe weather conditions a lot better than an asphalt shingle roof.


Metal Roofing Is Hotter In The Summer

This is a common myth that has plagued the metal roofing industry for a long time. Metal roofing is one of the best-suited roofing materials for homes in warmer areas. This is because it possesses high reflective properties. This means that it immediately reflects any UV light. It also has a high emissivity feature, which means that it deflects any heat and energy without absorbing it into your home.


The Best Metal Roofers In Town

At Home Genius Exteriors, our dedicated roofing specialists use only the best metal roofing materials on the market. We guarantee that you’ll absolutely love your new metal roof. For professional and efficient metal roofing services, give roofing contractor Home Genius Exteriors a call today.

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“Home Genius did a great job, we really appreciate the work they did for us, both Trey and Pablo were efficient, kind and very knowledgeable. The crew was amazing and they were able to install the roof before it started to snow, Thank you everybody at Home Genius, From call center to the salesman, the entire process was pain free an very easy to understand . We highly recommend”

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Kidest K.

“Home Genius has provided great service from the start of the project until the end. From the moment I met Brady Phillips, the home remodeling expert, my experience has been amazing! He explained everything from the products that would be used, of my choice until the end of the project. I really loved the professionalism and consideration of the workers and also the project manager. The project manager notified me of every step. I appreciate the workmanship. Thank you again Home Genius and I have already begun recommending this company!”

Sharnita A

“We very much appreciate Mr. Hunter spending time to understand and address our concerns regarding the leaks we have had the last couple of years. He provided us with a quote promptly and accurately. He explained thoroughly and transparently the costs involved in the project. We were made aware of different materials and their workings. He has extensive knowledge about exterior work. I would definitely recommend Home Genius Exteriors for your next project.”

Bipin K.

“I’m very impressed with Home Genius Exteriors. From the sales opportunity, to ordering, and finally execution everything was smooth sailing. Rob, who sold us our roof, was educated on the product and process. He answered all my detailed questions with patience. A special comment must be left for our Project Manager, Mike, who went above and beyond in every way. He was always available, answers all our questions, thoroughly reviewed the work was done, and even let us know that he is available after the project with any questions. You can tell he truly takes pride in his work. I have worked with others, and so has my family, and I’ll tell you right now we’re sticking with Home Genius Exteriors for all future projects due to Mike’s customer service. Highly recommended company to work with! Our roof is gorgeous.”

Anthony L.

“Casey is amazing and totally sold me on my new roof. She covered all bases with her knowledge of each aspect of the job and really made me feel at ease. The crew worked quickly and got the job done over two days. Minor cosmetic concerns were promptly dealt with. All in all I can’t really complain and they will see more business from me in the future!”

James P.

“Home Genius Exteriors replaced my entire roof and they were absolutely amazing. They were professional, did quality work, and had great customer service. We had missing shingles and Home Genius was able to complete our roof in less than a week from the estimate! Melissa did the estimate and was very knowledgeable and helped us make the best decision for our home. Casey was the project manager and she communicated all the information we needed, was on top of everything with the project, and was even helping clean up after the work was complete to make sure the yard was safe for my kids. Would definitely recommend Home Genius 10/10 they went the extra mile!”

Catherine G.

“Excellent service from start to finish! The inspector was highly knowledgeable about roofing and other specialties. They were able to provide multiple quotes for my roof, gutters, windows, and siding almost instantly after the inspection. The communication from the project manager and others were superb during the job. Quality and service worth every penny! As a contractor myself, I highly recommend this company.”

Sean J.

“Sam from Home Genius Exteriors came out to our home. He was professional, incredibly thorough, patient, and friendly. He answered all of our questions. We went with Home Genius Exteriors on the spot. We had such peace of mind knowing the work would be completed with quality and care! Highly recommend!!”

Thespina G.