How noisy are metal roofs?
May 21, 2009 5:59 PM Subscribe
Just how noisy is rain on a metal roof if you're not underneath it?
We're thinking about putting a metal roof on our small barn, but I've heard that they can be very noisy in the rain. It's at the bottom of our property and we don't spend a lot of time in there, so that's not really a problem for us. My concern, however, is that the sound may be annoying to our neighbor. There's about half an acre between the barn and her house with a hedgerow between. There are two large trees that hang over the barn--I'm not sure if that would help or hurt the noise level.
Do you live near a house/barn/shed with a metal roof? If so, just how bad is the noise? Would we be crappy neighbors to go with metal instead of shingles? Any advice or opinions on metal vs. shingles would also be appreciated. Thanks!