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Pros and Cons to Metal Roofing

Deciding what kind of roofing to invest in can be overwhelming. With this list of pros and cons, we hope to make deciding a little bit easier.



  1. Flame-resistant

This can be very beneficial if you live in an area that is prone to wildfires. If you do live in such an area, it is always important to check any materials fire-rating. Having a metal roof could be a vital part of saving your home from total destruction.

2. Energy-efficient

Metal roofing reflects sunlight, helping to cut down on electricity and cooling costs. Energy-efficient roofing cools off quicker after being heated all day by the sun, which allows your AC to more easily keep your home cooler in the evening.

3. Better for shedding rain and snow

The smooth surfaces of metal roofing allows rain and snow to easily slide off of the top of your home. If you install a metal roof with a darker color, this can also help. The darker color will be heated by the sun quicker, causing any sticking snow to fall off.

4. Good for all seasons

A metal roof is beneficial in all seasons. In the Summer, the roof reflects the harsh and hot sun rays away from your home, as we’ve mentioned.

Spring brings some unpredictable weather. It could be storming, snowing, or it could be a lovely windy day in the Panhandle. A metal roof would be able to take on the many different weather conditions in its area.

5. Long Lasting

It’s no secret that getting a new roof could get pretty pricey. When investing in a roof, you are going to want it to last for years to come. Research shows that, depending on the material used, metal roofing could last anywhere from 40-70 years. 



1. Noisy

While a metal roof may hold up to harsh weather, they can be pretty noisy. However, if the roof is installed correctly, they won’t be too loud.

2. Denting

This isn’t too big of a con. Just about the only way a metal roof can become dented would be by very large hailstones. Otherwise, denting shouldn’t be too much of a problem.

3. Expansion and Contraction

In the summer, the metal being heated up can cause it to expand, and in the winter it can contract. Overtime, this can cause screws and fasteners to become loose or dislodged. Scheduling regular inspections can prevent damage to your roof.

4. Leaking

Leaking can happen with any roof, and metal roofs are not immune. If your roof is installed correctly, leaking should not be an issue. This is another reason to schedule regular inspections to prevent any damage.

5. Expensive

Installing a new roof can be pricey no matter what, but metal roofs are typically more expensive than a regular asphalt roof. An asphalt shingle roof typically costs between $5,000-$12,000, while a metal roof typically costs around $6,000-$16,000. Regular shingles are cheaper to replace, but they usually need to be replaced much more often than metal.

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