Feb 29, 2024

Metal Roofs: Fact vs. Fiction

Our team of craftsmen recently completed a metal roofing project in Hudson, WI.  Their attention to detail was impeccable and we couldn’t wait to share it on our Facebook page.  The project received a lot of positive attention.  However, it did pique the curiosity of one of our followers that wanted to know if a metal roof created a louder home than asphalt shingles do.  It was then that we realized that there are still several misnomers about metal roofing the public still believes that are worth clarifying.  Here’s what you need to know.

Facts About Metal Roofs for Twin Cities Homes


A metal roof installed over an open frame, absent of sheeting and insulation will create a louder space.  This application is often used in pole barns. However, on homes, when metal roofs are installed by a reputable contractor, noise is not of concern because the correct levels of insulation and underlayment are being utilized.  In addition, metal roofs on residential homes are fastened to the roof deck, not open rafters, which also creates a sound barrier.

Hudson, WI metal roofing installed by Lindus Construction

Lightning Strike Potential

Extensive research by the Metal Construction Association has repeatedly demonstrated that metal roofs do not have a higher probability of being struck by lightning, when compared to other materials.  In fact, the biggest determinants of whether a structure will be struck by lighting include factors such as weather patterns, size of the building, and the topography of the general area.


In many cases, metal roofs provide the potential for insurance discounts because they lower the likelihood that you will have a hail damage roof insurance claim due to their dependability.  Even more impressive is metal roofing’s ability to hold up to fire, wind, snow, and ice.

 metal roof installed on Twin Cities home by Lindus Construction

Winter Temperatures

A common misnomer about metal roofs is that they are uncommonly cold in the winter months. In actuality, the amount and caliber of attic insulation and ventilation is the factor that plays heaviest into a roof’s winter surface temperature.

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For homeowners looking to lower their carbon footprint, metal roofs can be an excellent choice.  They can have a lifespan of 50 years and are comprised of recycled steel and aluminum.  Metal roofs are usually coated with treatments that are designed to ward off moss and fungus.  This forgoes the need for chemical treatments that are not environmentally friendly.


The heavier a roof is, the more stress it places on a home’s foundation.  Luckily for homeowners opting for metal, this roofing material comes in as one of the lightest roofing materials offered.

Contact us today to get started on your next roof replacement project.

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Metal Roof Installation Reviews:

"The Lindus roofing crew did an excellent job on our storage shed and outhouse roofs. Much appreciated! I would highly recommend them for other roofing projects for future customers."

Joan G.
Spring Valley, WI
December 21, 2023

Lindus installed new LeafGuard® Gutters and put a metal roof on the dormer of my house. The were very professional and friendly. They kept me informed during the process and were great to work with.  I recommend them highly."

Doug K.
Minneapolis, MN
December 20, 2023

Lindus Construction has performed several outside projects on our house in Minnetonka. The first job involved the installation of steel roofing on our home. They did a great job cleaning up the area around the house.  The second project that we had them do was to install a new deck.  Lastly, we had Lindus replace our old vinyl siding.  We had them install LP® SmartSide® in blue.  The bottom line is, they don't take shortcuts and use quality materials.

Brian L.
Minnetonka, MN
December 13, 2023

"We worked with Dave Anderson at Lindus; he was great to work with! He worked with us thought the whole process and made sure all our needs were met and professionally done. My husband and I could not be more happy with the quality of work and a company that stand behind their products and workmanship. I have recommended Lindus all the time!!!!"

Lynn W.
Marine St. Croix, MN
December 5, 2023

"Lindus Construction installed a metal roof on my cabin and did an outstanding job! My salesperson, Dave Anderson helped me choose the best option for my situation and then stayed in contact throughout the process of installation. I was very impressed by both the installers and Dave’s professionalism!"

Ellen B.
Amery, WI
December 2, 2023

"My experience with Lindus was a 5 star experience!  Right from the beginning ALL those talked to were knowledgeable, courteous and took the time to answer all questions.  I have recommended your company to several of my neighbors, of which a couple have already had worked performed and others I believe will be contacting you soon.  I thank you for your commitment to quality and customer satisfaction!"

Jim J.
Hayward, WI
July 24, 2023
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