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Advantages and Disadvantages of Metal Roofing

Metal is a high-performing roofing material. Its weather resistance, durability, and longevity have made it a favorite amongst commercial business owners for years. Homeowners have often been reluctant to install a metal roofing system on their houses due to its reputation of being incredibly loud and dull. However, the roofing material has developed in leaps and bounds over the years and has become a leading roofing option for residential and commercial purposes.

Metal roofing systems are tough and durable. They also work well for people seeking a contemporary look, but they have their drawbacks too. Read on to find out more about the advantages and disadvantages of metal roofing.





Metal roofing is often praised for its weather resistance and sturdiness. The roofing material can withstand most weather conditions and offers homeowners long-lasting protection from the elements. They’re able to resist wind speeds of up to 140 mph, their high reflectance shields your home from harmful UV rays, and they’re capable of shedding large snow loads quickly.


Low Maintenance

Why deal with the headache of maintenance when you don’t have to? Metal roofing is not only durable but also practically indestructible. If rust and oxidation are your concern, we recommend steel or copper as they both come equipped with natural protective layers that will ward off any corrosion for years on end without a single touch-up.



A large percentage of homeowners are two-minded about installing a metal roofing system because they believe that the roofing material only comes in one shade and one style. You’d be happy to know that due to metal’s malleability, you can have metal shakes, shingles, as well as tile and slate metal imitations installed on your home. You can hone in on the strength and durability of a metal roof while enjoying the benefits of other more expensive roofing materials.




Initial Cost

The initial cost of a metal roof might scare homeowners away, but it is a long-term investment. It has a lifespan of more than 50 years and requires minimal maintenance, making it the most cost-effective in the end.


Require A Specialist

To get the most out of your metal roofing system and ensure that it lasts as long as possible, you would require a metal roofing specialist to install your rooftop. Inexperienced roofing contractors may take shortcuts or not know what to do should when a problem arises. Using a non-specialized roofer may also impact your material’s warranty and your roofing insurance.



While metal is a highly durable material, if you live in an area that experiences golf ball-sized hail, chances are, over time, your roof may be covered with dents. But it’s important to note that any roofing system will suffer significant damage when exposed to such big hailstones, and rather than having huge holes through the ceiling, which you’re likely to experience with any other roofing material, one or two small but annoying dents is easier to deal with.


Thinking about installing a metal roofing system for your home? If you’re ready to commit to the best roofing material on the market, then give Certified Roofing a call today!  Proudly serving the cities of Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Clarksville, Columbia, Elkridge, Ellicott City, Frederick, Fulton, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Green Valley, Highland, Hunt Valley, Hyattsville, Kensington, Laurel, Lutherville, Montgomery Village, North Laurel, Olney, Owings Mills, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Timonium, Towson, Wheaton, Woodstock, Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, and all surrounding areas.

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