Rooftops on a hazy day.

Looking for a roof that might last for 50 years, be more green, reduce your energy bills, require less repair over time, and be aesthetically more attractive than asphalt shingles? Really, who wouldn’t be?

Let’s look at the benefits of metal roofing over other roofing materials.


Most shingle roofs last somewhere between 12 and 20 years. Metal roofing systems usually last as much as 50 years, and often last as long as the house itself.

Environmentally Friendly

Shingle roofs have a huge waste stream; teardowns generate as much as 20 billion pounds of trash a year. Metal roofs, meanwhile, are made of between 25% and 95% recycled content, depending on what material you choose, and are 100% recyclable when their lifespan as a roof is over.

Energy Efficient

Metal roofs reflect the sun, instead of absorbing heat, which means that you’ll save somewhere between 10% and 25% on energy costs to cool your home.

Weather Friendly

Metal roofing systems withstand wind storms better than asphalt shingle tiles. They’re rated Class A, the most fire resistant, because they’re completely non-combustible. Because of the way they interlock, they shed rain and snow with ease, and almost never leak.

Aesthetic Value

Modern metal roofing can match virtually any home design. Since its pitch requirement is so low, it can fit many different styles of home without looking out of place, and since it’s very light weight compared to other roofing systems, it doesn’t have the same requirements for support in the home itself.

Ultimately, the benefits of metal roofing systems speak for themselves. If you’re interested in finding out how we could put a metal roof on your home, give us a call today!

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