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Metal Roofs Pros & Cons

22 October 2018

When interviewing Minnesota roofing contractors, you’re likely to have a long list of questions about their company’s history and caliber of work they perform.  It’s to your benefit to understand the benefits and drawbacks of the roofing material you’re having installed.  If a metal roof is an option you’re strongly considering, we’ve got the skinny on both the pros and cons of this material.Metal Roof

PROS:

Longevity: A selling point for metal roofing is that its lifespan is substantial.  In fact, some metal roofing materials can last 50 years or more.  This ensures it’s the last roof you’ll ever buy, making it a selling point should you ever put your home on the market.  Metal roofs also have warranties that state they will not chip, peel, crack, or warp.

Environmentally Friendly: Comprised of recycled aluminum and steel, metal roofs are a great choice for homeowners looking to lower their carbon footprint.

Potential Insurance Discounts: With a metal roof, you’re less likely to have a hail damage roof insurance claim due to their durability.  In addition, metal roofs are more fire and wind resistant than other materials, making them appealing to insurance companies.

Weight: In terms of weight, metal roofs often rank as one of the lightest materials available. This is an advantage because it places less stress on a home’s foundation than other materials.

Learn the Steps Our Team Takes to Ensure the Lifespan on Each Metal Roofing Installation: 

CONS:

Roof Replacement Cost: Metal roofing is more expensive than most other roofing materials.  Cost also escalates because the time, tools, and training required to install a metal roof is more than other roofing types.

Noise: If you’re working with a rookie roofer that does not understand proper attic insulation techniques, the sounds of rain or hail hitting your roof can be a substantial disruption.

Aesthetics: Simply put, homes a certain age or architectural style look odd with a metal roof installed on them.  Some HOA’s stipulate that metal roofs cannot be installed because of their impact on the neighborhood’s charm.

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Gary’s Webster, WI Metal Roofing, VELUX Skylight, & LeafGuard® Project

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Michael’s White Bear Lake Metal Roof Project

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