Metal Roofing Pros and Cons

January 18, 2018 | Filed under: Newsletter Articles,Research

metal roofing pros and cons

When Colonial America statesman Benjamin Franklin had to make a decision, he is said to have made two side-by-side lists. Each list was for the two sides of his decision (pros and cons). In his own words, here is how he worked that into his decision:

benjamin Franklin“My way is to divide half a sheet of paper by a line into two columns; writing over the one Pro and over the other Con. Then during three or four days’ consideration, I put down under the different heads short hints of the different motives, that at different time occur to me, for or against the measure. When I have thus got them altogether in one view, I endeavor to estimate their respective weights; and where I find two, one on each side, that seem equal, I strike them both out. If I judge some two reasons con equal to some three reasons pro, I strike out five; and thus proceeding, I find where the balance lies; and if after a day or two of further consideration, nothing new that is of importance occurs on either side, I come to a determination accordingly.”– Benjamin Franklin, 1772

We encourage homeowners to use Ben’s process for making their own roofing decision. To help out, we’re providing a thought-provoking list of Pros and Cons to choosing metal for your home’s next roof.

Metal Roofing Pros and Cons

The list includes some things that might not come to mind at first. You will have items to add as you continue your research, and especially when applying the list to your home’s unique structure, your climate, and your personal tastes.

So, there you have it … your start on good old Ben Franklin’s “Pros and Cons List” as you consider a metal roof for your home. Don’t forget all of our other tools we have which will help guide you in your roofing decision:

Thanks so much for your continued interest in and support of what we do here at Classic Metal Roofing Systems. Our goal is to make your life better through terrific products, expert guidance, and informative answers.