The look and durability of a metal roof are very appealing to homeowners around the Pacific Northwest. But are metal roofs noisy?

A roof that is built to stand the test of time — for five decades or longer — is something that gives people the peace of mind needed to relax in their home and the protection that their metal roof provides

But if you have never had a metal roof before, you may be wondering if the rain and sleet bouncing off the roof will make it noisy inside your home.

Or instead, perhaps you are wondering how the pressure of the atmosphere will impact your metal roof.

Here are a few things to keep in mind.

All roofs — metal or not — expand and contract from atmospheric and/or climate pressures. This is something that can’t be avoided.

Metal roofing systems, however, are built to accommodate these changes. While you might hear a few pops as the roof is expanding or contracting, they aren’t very loud, and they are not ongoing.

However, there are other sounds that you might hear coming from your metal roof when it rains or hails. Some people may find this comforting and relaxing, while others might find it annoying.

Here are some ideas on reducing the sound from your metal roof.

Insulation

Insulating your attic and in the walls is one of the main ways to dampen the sound coming from your aluminum roof. Quality insulation not only keeps things quieter; it also keeps the temperature in your home more comfortable throughout the year.

Roof Underlayment

If you are planning on installing a new metal roof, Mountaintop Metal Roofing’s experts will explain how roof underlayment works. This is a great way to minimize any sounds that come from the metal roof, and it also acts as a waterproof barrier between your home and roof materials.

The noise level from metal roofs is very minimal and it is nothing that should outweigh the other amazing benefits of a quality aluminum roofing system. These include energy efficiency and lower cooling costs once the metal roof is installed properly. Compared with other materials— asphalt shingles, galvanized steel roofing, solid decking or other roof decking, copper roofs, etc. — the difference can be quite striking.

An aluminum roofing system — metal roof materials, including metal panels and/or metal shingles or roof panels — is a high-quality addition to any home. The sound of rain — or the noise from rain, depending on your opinion — is a very low concern.

Our team at Mountaintop Metal Roofing is happy to discuss the additional benefits of a new metal roof and provide a quote for a roof replacement. Let us know if you’d like us to dispel any other metal roof myths.

Spring is a popular time for roof replacements and will ensure you stay cool and comfortable going into the spring and summer seasons. So contact us today to learn more about our roofing contractors’ services!