While metal roofs may not be an option for everyone, they are an option for those who can afford it.

We’ll go over the pros and cons of a metal roof to help you decide if it is right for your home or business.

What are some of the benefits of metal roofing?

Here are some of the many benefits associated with metal roofing.

  • Durability

Metal roofs are extremely durable and can withstand wind and weather. This means that metal roofs will not lose tiles or shingles during a storm.

  • High fire resistance

A metal roof is not like other traditional roofing materials. It won’t light up or feed flames.

  • Energy saving

Metal roofs reflect light so they can keep your home and business cooler in the summer. Many people also experience lower energy bills.

  • Long lasting

If your metal roof has been installed by a reputable roofing company, it can last for anywhere from 40 to 70 years. It will also be extremely cost-effective.

  • Highly configurable

Metal roofs are highly customizable thanks to the availability of a wide range of specialty metals, including zinc, copper, and aluminium.

  • Resistant against erosion

This is especially true if you live near the coast, where saltwater and sand can rapidly erode traditional roofing materials like shingles.

  • Currently available

Although it may seem counterintuitive, metal is more easily available than other roofing materials such as tiles and shingles. If there is a shortage in building materials, metal will be readily available and you can start your roof much faster than if you had to wait for shingles.

What are some of the drawbacks to metal roofing?

Here are some of the drawbacks to metal roofing. As you can see there are many more benefits than disadvantages.

  • Expensive

Metal roofing panels can be more expensive than traditional roofing. This is due to the additional training and resources required to install them.

  • Noisy

A metal roof that is not properly insulated can make it noisy in the middle of a storm. If you live in an area that is prone to severe weather, it may be worth speaking to a roofing company to discuss your insulation options.

  • Installation

You may experience problems with the metal panels expanding and contracting if you do not hire a professional roofing contractor.

Are you still unsure if a metal roof would be a good option for your business or home? For more information on metal roofs, contact a local roofing company.

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the premier Clearwater Roofing Contractor! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978.  Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.

By Marquez