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The Pros and Cons of Metal Roofing

When you’re choosing a new roof, roofing material is one major factor to consider. Generally, homeowners choose between two major roofing materials: shingle roofing and metal roofing. Here are some factors to consider about metal:



One of the most substantial benefits of metal roofing is its durability. Compared to other types, it can withstand intense damage from nature. Because of its durability, it also tends to last longer than other roofing material, making it less costly in the wrong run.


Metal roofing materials are often made up of around 25%-95% of recycled materials, making it an environment-friendly material. Not only that but once you decide to dispose of it, it can be still recycled into anything else. If you’re concerned about the environment, you’ll love the environmental benefits.


Depending upon the color, metal roofing is capable of blocking solar heat, hence lessening your cooling unit expense by around 15%-20%. And since your HVAC does not need to exert more effort for regulating your home’s temperature, your bills will decrease as well.


Needless to say, metal roofing is not without weaknesses. Here are some negative factors which you may want to consider as well.

Expensive upfront costs

Although metal roofing is generally less expensive in the long-run, you must be willing to pay its expensive upfront cost. Metal roofing tends to be more expensive in upfront cost compared to other roofing materials. It can become expensive to keep your roof painted after the initial paint warranty expires.

Can be dented

While durable, when hit “improperly”, like by a hail block, metal roofing can be dented. In fact, even improper stepping on the roof can bend and dent it as well. The main thing to be careful of is the potential for denting.

Is usually noisy

You may hear cracklings every time it rains or if anything hits your roof. So, if you’re annoyed whenever you hear the sounds of rain crackling from your roof, metal roofing may not be your ideal choice.

If you’re looking for a roofing contractor to install a roof on your home, look no further than Cenvar Roofing. Our qualified team has years of experience installing roofs of all materials all over Central Virginia. Find your local branch and schedule your free estimate today!

Hannah Brown
Hannah Brown is the Content Manager at Cenvar Roofing, and the main author of our company blog. Her primary focus is to create and produce content for all mediums that explains the complexities of the roofing industry in simple, straightforward language. Hannah has degrees in Strategic Communication and English from Liberty University, and her work has been featured in multiple print and online publications.