METAL ROOFING BENEFITS & FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Here you can learn about the benefits of metal roofing and find answers to all of your questions. View our gallery at the bottom to help you get a better idea of what your residential or commercial building will look like with a metal roof.

Benefits Of Metal Roofing

ENERGY EFFICIENT

Most metal roofing materials have a heat reflective paint that effectively reduces the amount of sun rays that your roof absorbs. This along with proper attic venting practices helps to reduce cooling bills in the summer.

LASTS 3X LONGER

Typically a metal roof will last over 50 years when properly taken care of. Most metal roofs will only need a fresh coat of paint about 30 years in, whereas an asphalt shingle roof needs to be fully replaced every 10-20 years.

LOW MAINTENANCE

Maintenance is extremely easy on metal roofs compared to other types. Usually they only require a tightening of exposed fasteners or a new coat of paint during the lifetime of the roof. Both of which can be done for a very low price.

HOME VALUE

Due to the fact that metal roofs last for such a long time, having one may increase the value of your home. Especially in areas that are prone to hail, hurricane and storm damage as metal roofing stands up very well to any kind of weather.

SNOW GUARDS

Snow guards help to protect you from ice and snow falling off of your roof. These snow guards/ice dams can be easily installed onto any new or existing metal roof without damaging the structural integrity of the roof.

SOLAR PANELS

Solar panels and metal roofing go together very well. Not only do they look good together, the solar panels can be easily installed onto any metal roof without damaging any of the roofing which is typical with asphalt shingles.

SAVE MONEY

Besides the money savers mentioned above, the cost of a metal roof ends up being cheaper in the long run because they usually run about 30% more than a shingle install, however it won’t need to be replaced for 50+ years saving you 2 new roof replacement costs.

EXTRA PROTECTION

Metal roofs can handle harsh weather better than any other type of roof can. Hail won’t break or destroy it, just a few dents maybe. Metal roofing is also very durable in heavy winds and rains so you have no need to worry about your roof in bad weather situations.

LIFETIME WARRANTY

Most metal roofing materials come with a 50 year warranty on them. That is a long time to not have to replace your roof! Our contractors also provide a multi-year labor warranty on our work. Be sure to ask us about what materials come with the best warranties.

ANY STYLE

Metal roofing materials come in all shapes and sizes these days. The manufacturers paint and shape them to look exactly like other types of roofing such as tile, slate, shake and more. The benefit is that the metal versions are much more durable and sometimes cheaper than the original products.

COLORS GALORE

A lot of homeowners choose metal roofing for the designer look it can give your home. With so many varieties to choose from, you can style it to make your house have the exact curb appeal you have always wanted. From red to blue or grey, you can pick any color you desire for your roof.

ECO FRIENDLY

Metal roofing is recyclable so it can serve another purpose long after it’s done serving your roof. Metal roofing is by far the most environmentally friendly roofing material that you can buy, so if going green is your thing, metal roofing is the choice for you and your home. 

FIRE RESISTANT

Metal roofing is the safest choice for your home when it comes to fires. Since metal isn’t flamable, your don’t have to worry about your roof catching on fire like you do with other roofing materials. If you live in an area that is prone to fires or a very dry climate, you should think about getting a metal roof installed.

LESS WEIGHT

Metal roofing is much lighter than most other roofing materials so it bears less of a load on your homes structure and foundation. This can help to prevent foundation cracking since there is less weight on the home that would accelerate the speed at which your home could sink.

SHEDS WATER EASY

Most metal roofing panels are very smooth on the surface, allowing for optimal water and snow shedding effectiveness. Shingles have a rough granular texture that keeps the rain and snow from sliding off your roof with little friction and can trap some water as it puddles or when snow packs on.

FIRE RESISTANT

Metal roofing is the safest choice for your home when it comes to fires. Since metal isn’t flamable, your don’t have to worry about your roof catching on fire like you do with other roofing materials. If you live in an area that is prone to fires or a very dry climate, you should think about getting a metal roof installed.

LESS WEIGHT

Metal roofing is much lighter than most other roofing materials so it bears less of a load on your homes structure and foundation. This can help to prevent foundation cracking since there is less weight on the home that would accelerate the speed at which your home could sink.

SHEDS WATER EASY

Most metal roofing panels are very smooth on the surface, allowing for optimal water and snow shedding effectiveness. Shingles have a rough granular texture that keeps the rain and snow from sliding off your roof with little friction and can trap some water as it puddles or when snow packs on.

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Metal Roofing FAQ's

  • Metal roofing is very energy effiecient
  • Lasts 3 times longer than shingle roofs
  • Extremely Fire resistant
  • Most metal roof materials have a lifetime warranty
  • Saves you money in the long term
  • Perfect for solar panel mounting
  • Better hail and storm protection/durability
  • Requires very little maintenance
  • Can increase the value of your home
  • Easy to install snow guards
  • Many different designer styles to choose from
  • Lots of options for colors
  • Fully recyclable and eco-friendly
  • Less weight bearing on your home and foundation
  • Excellent water and snow shedding capabilities


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The cost per square foot of metal roofing varies greatly depending on what type of roofing you are looking for. However, metal roofing pricing can range from $4 per square foot to over $12 per square foot installed. Typically corrugated metal panels are the cheapest and standing seam panels can be the most expensive option.

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Metal roofs play very well with solar panels. Due to the ease of being able to drill into the panels, you can install solar panels on almost all metal roofs without an issue. Standing seam is the most popular choice so that the panels can be installed directly onto the ridges, however solar panels can be easily installed on metal shingles, corrugated metal panels and more.

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Metal roofs compared to asphalt shingles has a very wide variety of differences. Most importantly being cost to install and life of the product. Metal roofs are typically more expensive to install, however they can last over 50 years which is about 3 times as long as a normal asphalt shingle roof.

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Ice dams also known as snow guards are easily installed on most metal roofing materials and are very affective at keeping big piles of snow and ice from sliding off of your roof. These are typically placed about 8 inches from the edge of the roof and act as stoppers to keep melting snow/ice from falling on someone and potentially injuring them.

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There are very few cons to having a metal roof on your home. Whereas there are many pros such as lifetime material warranties, lower cooling costs in the summer, increased home value and very little maintenance required.

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Metal roofing is by far the safest option for anyone that lives in an are that is prone to fires. Metal won’t catch on fire like almost all of the other roofing materials will. Most brush fires that catch homes on fire are started by embers landing on the roof, which is much safer when the roof is metal.

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Installing a metal roof under decks and porches is very common and most of the time corrugated metal or ridged panels are used due to their low cost and the fact that they aren’t at risk of much damage since it is not exposed to the elements as much as your roof is.

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Absolutely! Most metal roofs come with some type of paint coating already, but can also be repainted when they fade. Usually, the paint on metal roofing is reflective so that it keeps the temperature of your house lower in hot summer months. You can also repaint some metal roof styles if you decide you are not happy with the current color of your roof.

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Metal roofs that look like tile are becoming more popular all the time in areas that tile roofing is common. This is because tile is very susceptible to cracking and breaking when rough weather comes through. By using metal panels that look like tile, you still get the same aesthetic look but you get a much more durable material that wont get damaged easily and lasts for a very long time.

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A common myth is that metal roofs are more likely to get struck by lightning because metal is an electricity conductor. However lightning strikes the highest point, therfore it doesn;t matter what material your roof is made out of, getting struck just happens by chance.

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As long as you plan on staying in your home for a long period of time, metal roofing is definitely the better choice. It will save you money over time by not having to replace your roof as often as is much more durable in bad weather situations. Having a metal roof may also lower your cooling bills in the summer and can increase the value of your home as well in some situations.

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Almost all of the building materials that your home is made out of will interfere with cell phone reception. Your walls, ceilings, doors and yes even the roof are blocking some signal, but you won’t notice a difference when you install a metal roof on your home.

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The only time a metal roof may seem loud is if your home has poor insulation in the attic and roof whcih will allow a lot more sound to penetrate into your home. As long as your insulation is up to par(which it should be for heating/cooling purposes), you won’t notice a difference in noise after installing a metal roof.

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Metal roofs tend to run slightly higher in price than your normal asphalt shingle roof. Corrugated metal panels can be cheaper, but most of the other metal roof materials will run you a little more. However, this extra upfront cost of installing metal roofing will pay off over time since you won’t have to replace your shingle roof every 10-20 years.

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Metal roofs typically do not rust unless they are not installed properly. They usually come with a few coats of paint that help to keep the metal from being exposed to the elements but sometimes a fresh coat of paint will need to be applied to keep your roof from sustaining any damage. Fasteners are the biggest threat to getting rust, but luckily those can be easily replaced to ensure your roof stays in tip top shape at all times.

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Metal shingles can provide a very nice look to your home, replicating the style of slate, wood, shake and tile. Standing seam however is extremely durable and is very easy to maintain due smooth finish and typically hidden fasteners. The costs of standing seam roofs tend to be slightly higher than metal shingles as well.

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Sometimes a metal roof can increase home value because it will save the new homeowner a lot on roofing costs in the long run. There is no guarantee though, so you should talk to your realtor to find out if increasing your home value is a top priority. Some people have even received a discount on their homeowners insurance by having a metal roof installed.

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Yes, metal roofs still need gutters as the job of a gutters is to efficiently direct large amounts of water away from windows, window wells and the foundation to prevent and flooding issues. Although you may see some metal roofs without gutters, it is advised to still use gutters and disperse of large amounts of shedding water in a manner that protects your home as much as possible.

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Metal roofs are very durable and can withstand a massive amount of hail damage without having to be replaced. Usually you will just get a few dents in the roof if some large hail comes through, however in some situations very large hail may damage the fasteners or cause bends that may need to be repaired.

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The paint on your metal roof can fade over time and may need a new coat of paint. In any case this usually takes at least 30 years to happen and is much cheaper to get a new coat applied than to have to replace an entire roof. With proper paint and maintenance, your roof can last a very long time.

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Metal roofs can handle an incredible amount of snow because of how strong the materials are. They will shed snow just like any other roof, which mostly just depends on the conditions inside your home and the weather outside. If you are worried about snow falling from your metal roof, you can easily install snow guards to keep you and your guests safe.

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Metal roofs can stand up extremely well in hurricanes and rarely receive any damage whereas shingle roofs lose shingles very frequently in heavy winds and rain storms.

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With so many different options to choose from when choosing a metal roof, it can become overwhelming very quickly. If you have questions and want to speak with an expert metal roofing company about your options, feel free to give us a call anytime.

Pictures Of Metal Roofing

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