Factors to take a look at when choosing a metal roof

Posted on: 21 December 2019


For a couple of years now, metal roofing has been a favourite choice for both commercial and residential buildings. This comes as no surprise, especially with the benefits that metal roofing presents. If you are not aware yet, metal roofs are visually appealing, energy-efficient and long-lasting. Are you planning on changing your roof or are in the process of installing a new one? There are factors you should look at, especially considering that roofing is a lifetime investment. Some of these factors include cost, installation, materials, style, etc. Below is a detailed explanation.


Metal roofing is considered quite advantageous over other traditional roofing due to the strong materials that are involved. While aluminium and steel are commonly used over other materials, you will also find roofs made of zinc and copper in some areas.

  1. Steel. Steel metal roofing is one of the most commonly used materials today. One of the reasons for this is that steel roofs provide long-term durability, unmatched corrosion resistance and strength, and they come with different colours to choose from. Additionally, metal roofing comes in three variations, like galvanised and colour-coated steel sheets.
  2. Copper. When it comes to your roof's life span, copper is an excellent choice to go for. It has, for a long time, been used as a roofing material for permanent buildings due to its incredible durability of up to 100 years. It's quite an interesting choice knowing that it's a one-time thing. Copper is also a soft material which makes a lot more comfortable when it comes to rainy seasons as it's much quieter.


In most of the situations where the money is involved, people tend to step back in terms of spending. There is a misconception that metal roofing is very expensive and costs twice as much when compared to traditional roofing. While that may be true at first, you should keep in mind that metal roofing lasts two to three times longer, thus saving you money in the long run.


Doesn't it feel nice when your work takes a short time to complete? The less time it takes, the more time and money you save during the project. This is exactly what happens with metal roofing. It is lightweight, which means that it is easy to install and takes half the time that installing asphalt roofing does. Besides, unlike traditional roofing materials, metal roofs can be installed over existing roofs.

For more information, contact a roofing manufacturer.