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What do I need to know about metal roofing?

Metal roofing is one of the most durable, long-lasting roofing materials on the market today. When you invest in a metal roof, you can expect a lifespan of anywhere from 40-70 years. Best of all, metal roofs require very little maintenance.

How much wind can a metal roof withstand?

Metal’s Resistance to High-Wind Events Metal roofs, on the other hand, not only stay in one piece, they also excel at protecting against wind-driven rain. In wind uplift tests, metal roofs earn a 140-mph wind rating, according to the Metal Roofing Alliance, and some can withstand gusts up to 180 mph.

Do you ground a metal roof?

The short answer is no, a metal roof does not need to be grounded. In most cases, you will not incur additional risk if you don’t ground it. Metal does conduct electricity. But when dealing with a full roof, a lightning strike would ground out through the structure, causing no more harm than non-metal roofs would.

Are lightning rods necessary?

While lightning rods help protect a structure from a direct lightning strike, a complete lightning protection system is needed to help prevent harmful electrical surges and possible fires caused by lightning entering a structure via wires and pipes. … Lightning protection may also be needed for gas piping.

Why do buildings install lightning rods on roofs?

A system of lightning protection conductors and lightning rods are installed on the roof of the building to intercept any lightning before it strikes the building.

Can you get hit by lightning and survive?

The side effects of being struck by lightning Cooper is one of a small global cadre of doctors, meteorologists, electrical engineers and others who study what happens when you get struck by lightning, and ideally how to avoid it in the first place. Of every 10 people struck, nine will survive.