Metal Roofs

Metal roofs can last 40-70 years depending on the material. According to the McGraw-Hill survey, 26% of residential owners referred to longevity as their major reason for investing in the metal. A suitably installed metal roof generally will last as long as the house, with an expected lifespan to 40 to 70 years.

Metal roofing comes in more than 100 diverse colors, including standard, premium, and custom hues. Steel and aluminum, the two most common metals used in residential roofing. Metal roofing is practically impervious to rain and snow because of the way panels interlock and because the surfaces are hard and slippery. Additionally, dark tones of metal roofing rapidly warm in the snow, enabling snowmelt.

The biggest disadvantage is the initial cost. Investing in a metal roof only makes sense if you intend to stay in your house long enough to enjoy its cost-benefit because of its longevity. There are people who love the sound of raindrops but for some, living beneath these thin metal panels is bound to be noisy. Adding more insulation during installation usually solves this problem.