Is Metal Roofing Really Louder than Asphalt Shingle Roofing?
You may have heard that metal roofing is louder than asphalt shingles. But what you may not know is that metal roofing is actually quieter than asphalt shingles.
Here’s why metal roofing is quieter than asphalt:
Asphalt shingles are made of paper and fiberglass. They are also filled with mineral granules. When it rains, the granules act like tiny drums, magnifying the sound of the rain. Metal roofing, on the other hand, is made of steel, aluminum, or copper. These materials are much denser than paper and fiberglass, so they deaden the sound of the rain.
In addition, metal roofing is installed over a solid substrate, such as plywood or OSB. Asphalt shingles, on the other hand, are installed over a felt paper substrate. The solid substrate of metal roofing further deadens the sound of the rain.
So, if you’re looking for a roofing material that is quiet and durable, metal roofing is the way to go. When you are ready, call Turtle Shell Metal Roofing for a free roofing consultation at (630) 420-2838.