One thing that prevents many Guelph homeowners from considering metal roofing is the noise it emits. Truthfully, having spent time under corrugated roof waiting for sheds and factories with bare metal roofing, they can attest to their experience as valid.
However, metal roofing noise is preventable for residential, corporate, and medical infrastructures. In doing so, you won’t just enjoy a potential century of protection but a noiseless one. Here are a few pointers to make sure you won’t suffer from roofing noise.
Insulation that prevents noise is similar to the mechanics of preventing the outside temperature from influencing rooms inside your home. When you insulate your ceiling with a dense barrier of spray polyurethane foam or installed fabric and dense, soft materials, you can achieve excellent sound insulation.
In doing so, you slow down or ultimately reduce the noise your roof makes during a rainstorm. Rigid foam insulation is the material of choice for many roofers. These absorb and slow down both sound and temperature molecules, making your rooms much quieter than before.
Proper Roof Fastening
Incorrect metal roof installations will lead to loose and shaky panels, which will cause your metal roof to loudly react to rain or hailstorms. Furthermore, shoddy fastener work will negatively affect your roofing material’s lifespan and capability, which raises the potential of leaks and expensive roofing repairs.
Professional roofers can inspect and check if your roof panels are moving due to loose fasteners. Once they’ve resolved this, you’ll have both reduced noise and a roofing material with an improved lifespan and capability.
High-Quality Roofing Underlayment
It’s the protocol, but sometimes, homeowners forget to purchase high-quality roofing underlayment. This material extends the lifespan of your roof. Additionally, it reduces the chance of roof leaks causing massive water damage to your property.
Additionally, the density of high-quality roofing underlayment prevents the noise metal roofs emit potentially. However, underlayment alone can’t help reduce the noise; you’ll still need to use proper insulation.
Installation and Infrastructure
Standing seam metal roofing, the dense counterpart of corrugated metal is virtually noiseless because of its density. However, if this material had a poor installation, it will create noise. Contrary to popular belief, standing seam metal roofs have fasteners hidden under the seams of other panels. These loose fasteners can reduce their lifespan and introduce unwanted noise.
On the other hand, properly-installed standing seam metal roofs will create noise if you install it on a warehouse with a bare ceiling. Without any insulation and additional layers to go through, the roof’s noise becomes more apparent, especially when it contracts and expands due to the changing temperatures.
Lastly, metal roofs will create noise regardless of excellent insulation and installation if it uses poor, lacking materials. Thin and flimsy corrugated metal roofs will make a racket during rains, despite good insulation. Furthermore, they’re a terrible investment because they will not last for even more than a decade.
If you have yet to find excellent roofers to install your roofs for you, you can count on us at Turbo Roofing to help you with everything you need. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can achieve with you!