Four Surprising Facts about EDCO Steel Roofing


One of the most common roofing materials in many regions is asphalt shingles. However, in recent years, we’ve seen a growing trend for metal roofs. Last month, we brought in EDCO products and are excited about some if its advantages compared to other roofing materials such as asphalt, clay, or wood. Some common misconceptions of a metal roof are about how it holds up in storms, heat, longevity, and its sustainability. Here are four unexpected facts about EDCO Steel Roofing that might surprise you.

Metal roofing does not attract lightning.

EDCO hears this concern often and offers more information about this topic in this article. Surprisingly, the probability of being struck has little to do with the building materials used. It is determined by several external factors, such as:

  • Topography
  • Size & height of structure
  • Relative location to other structures

Lightning is random and seeks the path of least resistance. It is typically attracted to the highest structure in the area, regardless of building elements. “Research shows that the material used in roof construction does not influence the risk of a lightning strike,” says Karl Hielscher, the Metal Construction Association’s executive director. “In fact, the presence of a metal roof should not statistically increase or decrease the chances of a lightning strike.”

Plus, EDCO metal roofing is fire resistant, since it is non-combustible, it can help protect your home from fire damage.

EDCO Roofing is an environmentally friendly choice.

Sustainable exterior building products help make our homes perform efficiently and contribute to a healthier environment. EDCO roofing reflects solar radiation, helping to keep our homes cooler, and reduces waste to our landfills since it is made from a minimum of 25% recycled materials, and it is fully recyclable at the end of its life. Interestingly, steel is one of the most recyclable materials in the world. It can be repurposed over and over. Additionally, more steel is recycled each year than aluminum, paper, glass and plastic combined.

Matt Risinger, a well-known builder in Texas, used EDCO Metal Roofing, and said, “A metal shingle roof could be on a house for over 100 years. Asphalt shingles will be damaged easily and need to be replaced at least a few times within your lifetime. Metal shingles are completely recyclable and made of recycled steel. If the roof does end up getting replaced, it’ll be for aesthetic reasons and not performance.”

Steel roofing is exceptionally durable.

EDCO Metal Roofing is rated to handle winds up to 160 miles per hour. The steel roofing is also manufactured to withstand extreme weather conditions such as heavy rain, wind, and hail. When installed with Class-A fire rated underlayment, EDCO’s metal roofing achieves a Class-A fire rating, which is especially important for houses in California and other locations that experience wildfires. Steel roofing is highly durable and can last up to 50 years or more, making it a cost-effective option in the long run. Homeowners will love that not only is it durable and resistant to corrosion and mold, but it will also require little maintenance compared to other roofing materials.

EDCO Steel Roofing is energy efficient.

Contrary to popular belief, metal roofs do not absorb heat. The product reflects solar radiation, reducing energy consumption for cooling, and could lower your utility bill. Additionally, EDCO’s solid roofing colors meet or exceed ENERGY STAR ® standards, which can reduce energy costs, too. Steel roofing can help regulate indoor temperature and reduce energy consumption by reflecting sunlight and reducing heat absorption.

Overall, EDCO Steel Roofing combines durability, sustainability, and energy efficiency, making it a great option for homeowners. We are happy to answer any questions about EDCO metal products and provide a quote for your next project. Please contact us or shop on Connect.  

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