Pros and Cons of Metal Roofing

Our team at Freedom Roofing, Windows and Siding LLC wants to help you do what’s best for your home or business, and a big part of that is helping you choose the right type of roofing for your needs. Our team offers a few different choices when it comes to roof materials, but one of our most popular options is metal roofing. In this article, we’ll go over some of the main pros and cons of metal roofing to help you decide if it is the right choice for your needs.

Pros and Cons of Metal Roofing

Pros of Metal Roofing:

  • Durability – Metal roofing is highly durable–when installed correctly, it can withstand winds of up to 140 mph.
  • Longevity – Another advantage of metal roofing is its incredible longevity. Shingle roofs generally last around 20 years, while metal roofs can last for anywhere from 40 to 70 years.
  • Energy Efficiency – Metal roofing reflects UV rays away from your home, keeping the roof’s surface temperature lower and resulting in up to a 25% reduction in cooling costs.
  • Sustainability – Unlike asphalt shingles, which cannot be recycled, metal roofing is 100% recyclable at the end of its lifespan.

Cons of Metal Roofing:

  • Initial Cost – One disadvantage of metal roofing is that it has a higher initial cost than traditional shingles.
  • Noise – Compared to shingle roofing, metal roofing is less effective at sound dampening, and in fact, it can be significantly louder in rain or hail.
  • Inconsistent Color Match – A third disadvantage of metal roofing is that it can be difficult to exactly match the color of the panels over time, which can result in a patchwork appearance if your panels need to be replaced at any point.

If you have any questions about metal roofing or want to find out if it’s the best material for your new roof, give us a call today. We’d be happy to help you.