5 Things Most People Don’t Know About Metal Roofing

May 16, 2023 | Filed under: Buying a New Roof,Consumer Education,Financial Impact of Metal Roofing,Newsletter Articles


When you hear the words ‘metal roofing,’ what comes to mind first? 

Is it the sound of rain softly pitter-pattering on a roof, the sleek lines of standing seam roofing on a modern home, or maybe even a barn isolated out in the country? Whatever image comes to your mind, how familiar would you say you are with today’s metal roofing? 

Here are five things that you may not know about metal roofing:

  1. Our roofing comes in a wide variety of colors and styles.
    You can get the roof of your dreams with all the strength of metal. With our modern manufacturing techniques, metal roofing can resemble asphalt shingles, clay tiles, slate, or even wood shake. Beyond shape, metal roofing’s coated exterior is available in nearly any color you can think of. If you prefer to stand out with a bright color or blend in with a traditional one, your options are many.
  2. Metal roofing isn’t just steel; it can also be other metals.
    While many people think of old-school tin or even steel as metal roofing, several other metals are available to protect your home from the elements. One of the premier choices besides steel is aluminum, which provides several benefits. First, aluminum is lighter, putting less structural load on your home. It also resists rust, which is perfect for coastal climates. And we manufacture Classic Metal Roofs with up to 99% recycled aluminum.
  3. A Classic Metal Roof can save you money after installation.
    If you choose a metal roof with a reflective coating, you can cut your energy bills significantly. Reflective coatings bounce heat away from your house and leave airspace between the panel and the deck, keeping it cool in the summer. A Classic Metal Roof can save you up to 20% on your energy bills; see how this Arizona homeowner felt about his new roof.
  4. Metal roofing integrates well with solar panels.
    With asphalt, slate, tile, or any conventional roofing material, solar panels attach via brackets that require holes drilled in the roof. These penetrations introduce dozens of potential failure points for water to creep in and damage your roof deck and attic. Unlike most other roofing, solar panels are either clamped onto metal panels or installed with concealed fasteners into the roof deck. This process means no need for holes or failure points. Our metal roofs’ longer life means you won’t need to rip up your roof and your panels when it comes time for a new roof…or new solar panels.
  5. Metal roofing lasts much longer than asphalt.
    A metal roof is a lifetime roof, free from maintenance and durability worries. While many asphalt roofs claim to last 20+ years, most today only make it to 12-15. When you invest in a Classic metal roof, you can safely expect it to last a lifetime, with a transferable 40-year warranty if you sell your home.

Now you know! A Classic Metal Roof:

  • lasts longer than other roofs
  • is available in the perfect color and style for your home
  • saves you money on energy bills and is kind to our planet

A Classic Metal Roofing System has some surprising advantages that you may need to look at. 

When you have any questions about metal roofing, call on our expert Customer Service team. We’ll be happy to help without pressure or obligation.