Metal Roofing: Pros & Cons

There’s an abundance of roofing materials for homeowners to choose from. Each one comes with its own unique benefits and drawbacks. Millions of homes across the United States use asphalt roofing; it’s a favorite for many reasons. However, metal roofs’ blend of toughness and longevity could boost your home’s long-term value! Read on for more information on how metal roofs could benefit you for years to come.

The Pros


If you opt for metal roofing, one thing you’ll get is a choice. You can get your materials in steel, aluminum, zinc, tin, or copper. Each metal of course will come in different grades. You should consult with our experienced crew members to find out which metal suits your climate and your specific demands for your roof. Metal roofs also come in several different finishes. This gives homeowners greater freedom over their home’s aesthetics. If you want roofing materials for maximum curb appeal, look no further than metal roofing.


On average, metal roofs last way longer than an asphalt roof would. Asphalt roofs sometimes have warranties that last for as little as 12 years. A metal roof’s minimum is 40 years. That’s more than triple the lifespan of a low-end 3-tab shingle roof.

When it comes to wind, fire, and impact resistance, metal roofs are always near the front of the pack. According to multiple roofing experts, a professionally installed metal roof can withstand winds up to 140 km/hr. In addition, high-grade metal roofing doesn’t corrode or rust. Thus, it requires far less maintenance than other roofing materials on the market.

Environmentally Friendly

At Regions Commercial, we try our best to take care of the environment and promote environmentally friendly roofing. As such, we’re often quick to recommend metal roofing – if your budget and city’s climate allows for it of course.

For instance, metal roofs reflect UV & infrared light better than most roofing materials. In fact, they do it so well that homeowners have reported as much as a 25% reduction in their home’s cooling costs after they switched to a metal roof.

In addition, at the end of a metal roof’s lifespan, its materials are still recyclable. Whereas asphalt roofs’ tear-off waste isn’t. If you want to protect your home’s value and the environment, a metal roof might just be the way to go.

The Cons


Installing a metal roof could cost upward of $35,000. Most asphalt roof installations would be a fraction of that. In addition to that, a lot of metal roofs’ benefits hinge on a metal roof’s proper installment. For instance, despite these roofs’ durability, metal still expands and contracts with the climate. Thus, poorly installed fasteners in metals roofs could leave them susceptible to leaks further down the line.


One major knock on metal roofs is how much noise they make during storms. It’s a valid concern. After all, what better place to get some peace and quiet than your own home. Although they’re noisy, you can take measures to quieten them. You can add extra insulation to make sure sound doesn’t leak into your living space. However, the insulation will only drive up your metal roof’s awfully expensive installation.

If you’d like to discuss the possibility of upgrading to a metal roof or whether it suits your current situation, get in contact with us now. We’ll conduct a free inspection to get a better understanding of your roof’s design and we’ll go from there. Put your trust in Regions – we’ll do your roof right.

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