Metal roofing is durable, wind and fire-resistant, and complements a wide range of home styles.
Metal roofing is the second most popular type of roofing in the United States and works with nearly all home styles, except those with very flat roof pitches. Available in stainless steel, aluminum, copper, or zinc, a properly installed metal roof is incredibly strong, durable, and long-lasting.
Metal roofing was previously only available in panels but has since evolved to include a shingle style that mimics the look of traditional asphalt shingles. Depending on where you live, metal roof installation can be completed over an existing roof without removing the old shingles.
Pros of Metal Roofing
- Highly resistant to fire, rot, and insect damage
- Highly wind-resistant with proper installation
- Virtually maintenance-free
- May reduce cooling costs by 10-25%
- 100% recyclable upon replacement
- 40-70 year lifespan with proper installation
Cons of Metal Roofing
- Up to 3x more expensive than other roofing materials
- May rust over time, especially in salt water areas
- Vulnerable to hail and storm damage
- Noisy during rainstorms
- Challenging to repair without replacing the entire roof