Products and ServicesRoof ComparisonRoofingPros and Cons of a Metal Roof

November 16, 2020

Metal roofs are quickly becoming one of the most popular roofing options available, and for good reason. These roofs are long-lasting, energy efficient, and look great. But they’re not for every home and there are drawbacks that are dealbreakers for some homeowners. It’s best to know whether that’s the case for you. Today, let’s break down the pros and cons of metal roofs so you can decide for yourself.

Pros + Benefits of Getting a Metal Roof

Metal roofs have been introduced as a modern alternative to asphalt shingle roofs. They can be installed in long, vertical panels or even metal shakes that can resemble shakes and shingles. However, metal roofs are far more durable than asphalt shingles, which means they typically last longer. They’re known for energy efficiency and they have vibrant color, too. The pros of metal roofs include:

  • Durable and long-lasting, up to 100 years
  • Recyclable and environmentally friendly
  • Fire resistant and wind resistant
  • Energy efficient
  • Vibrant color

Risks + Cons of Getting a Metal Roof

Of course, there’s no one-size fits all roof for every homeowner. Metal roofs can be a hefty investment, and while it’s worthwhile for those who can afford it, not every homeowner can. (However, before you decide that you can’t afford metal roofs, make sure you check out our financing plans.) Metal roofs can also be rather noisy during storms, a noise that is pleasant background pitter-patter to those partial to metal roofs and grating to those who don’t prefer them. The cons for metal roofs are:

  • Can be more expensive than other materials
  • Can be dented with enough force, causing leaks
  • Noisy

Ultimately, however, the choice belongs to the homeowner. Make sure to do thorough research when it comes to your roofing material as well as the financing options available to you. And don’t be afraid to ask questions. If you have questions about metal roofs and whether they’re right for you, contact Solid Stone Construction today for more information or to set up a free consultation.