What are the benefits and disadvantages of steel and other metal roofing materials?

The only points that we would stress to anyone weighing this decision are: 1) Most drawbacks can be minimized by having a qualified and experienced roofer install the metal roof; 2) Using a layer of insulation between the metal and the roof makes a significant difference; and 3) Metal roofing is definitely cost-effective in the long run.

Benefits of Metal Roofing

  • Longer Life
  • Lightweight
  • Installation Speed
  • Fire-resistant
  • Cooler material
  • Minimal roof pitch

Disadvantages of Metal Roofing

  • Initial Cost
  • Noise
  • Denting
  • Leaking Due to Improper Installation
  • Expansion & Contraction
  • Difficult to Replace

Read more about the Drawbacks and Disadvantages of Metal roofing. This unbiased, expert article gives you the pros and cons of metal roofs so you can make an informed choice about whether or not to choose metal roofing for your home.