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Hedrick Construction Blog

Does Having a Steel Roof Make My House More Vulnerable to Lightning?

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Jan 15, 2019 3:06:00 PM

If you're planning on purchasing a home with a metal roof or if you're planning on replacing your existing roof with a metal one, you've probably come across some naysayers. One of the most heavily circulated misconceptions about metal roofs is the idea that steel roofing makes your home more susceptible to lightning strikes. As we work through this topic, you'll find that not only is this conviction wrong, but also that the truth is actually quite the opposite. 

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Topics: metal roofing, steel roofing, roofing

The Showdown: Metal Roofing vs. Asphalt Shingles

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Oct 25, 2018 2:45:00 PM

If you’re in the market for a new roof, you’ve likely come across these two popular types: asphalt shingles and metal. Which one is the better option for you? Below, we weigh the pros and cons of the two types of roofs to give you a great starting point in your search.

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Topics: roofing, shingles, metal roofing