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Metal roofing is beautiful as well as durable and is available in a wide range of colors and configurations.
Metal roofing will withstand inclement weather - high winds, hail, snow and rain - better than any other roofing material. Metal systems have withstood winds up to 200 M.P.H. in tests, and have survived hurricanes and other windstorms when other materials have failed.
A quality metal roof should last the lifetime of the owner, with proper installation.
Metal roofing does not warp, split, crack, or rot, and is impervious to termites and pests. The high strength steel (80 ksi min. yield) panel configuration and panel size of a typical metal roof add structural integrity to the roof system that is not provided by other roofing materials.
Most metal roofing systems carry fire ratings that will reduce the homeowner's insurance rates.
A properly installed metal roofing system is virtually maintenance free over the life of the roof.
Metal roofing can be installed over existing roofing materials, bringing significant savings in time and labor, and eliminating the growing disposal problem associated with used shingles.
Metal (steel) roofing weighs from 1/10 to 1/2 as much as competing materials. This translates to lower transportation and construction costs.
Metal roofing is highly acceptable in today's environmentally sensitive society. It is clean (particularly important to water collecting roof systems), it is 100% recyclable, and it eliminates the growing and expensive problem of disposal/
A metal roof typically requires less labor to install than either shingle, shake, or tile. Exceptions to this rule would be complicated roofs requiring extensive sheet metal work.
Metal roofing reflects and absorbs heat more efficiently than competing materials, translating to lower cooling costs. Furthermore, it sheds snow and water for extended life.
Although the initial cost of metal roof systems may be higher than shingles, the cost/benefit ratio over the life of the roof is superior to that of a shingle system and far superior to either shake, slate or tiles.