Metal Roof vs. Shingles – What your Regular Roofer will Never Tell you!

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Your home is your most prized possession, and no other roofing system can keep it better protected than a metal roof. For discerning homeowners who want to make a long term investment into their home, and to be sure that they are getting a premium roofing material, metal shingles are a top choice. While they come at an initially higher price than asphalt shingle, metal shingles offer an unbeatable array of advantages compared to other roofing materials and systems.

Steel Shingles Roof

Steel Shingles Roof

Benefits of Metal

Superior durability and resistance to extreme weather conditions

Metal shingles are designed and built to withstand the most adverse weather conditions such as ice and snow storms, hail, heavy rainfall and hurricanes, which makes them a prime choice for homeowners who live in areas that get frequently hit by these natural calamities. Metal roofing shingles remain virtually unaffected by any fluctuations in temperature. They are also not susceptible to rust or moisture related problems such as moss, mold and mildew, all of which can cause major damage to more common materials like asphalt shingles or wood shakes.

Metal shingles roof installed on residential home:

Great Curb Appeal

Metal shingles will meet all the aesthetic needs of even the most discerning homeowners. Metal shingles are available in a wide array of designs, finishes, and colors, making it possible to achieve any style you desire from contemporary, to traditional, to rustic. The best part is that unlike composition (asphalt) shingles, metal shingles will maintain excellent looks even years down the line, almost unaffected by the wear and tear caused by natural elements. What also helps to keep a metal shingles roof looking like new for many decades, is their resistance to stains and streaks caused by mold, mildew and airborne algae. As a result, a metal shingles roof not only has great curb appeal, but will also increase the value of your home, should you ever choose to sell it.

Long service life

Metal shingles have warranties of at least 50 years and will essentially last a life time, provided that you get a high quality roofing installation from a professional installer who specializes in metal roofs. By choosing to invest into a metal shingles roof, you are guaranteed to not ever have to do another re-roof in your life.

Easy Installation

Metal shingles are installed from eaves of the roof, going up. They are typically installed in rows, and interlock with each other, creating a durable water, ice and wind resistant roof covering, made out of long lasting metal.

Metal shingles are installed horizontally, allowing roofers to install any necessary roof safety equipment such as “roof jacks” or staging, which makes the installation easier AND safer.


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March 16th, 2015 at 5:27 pm

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Tin Roof Pros and Cons – What Metal Roofing is All About

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A notion that installing a “tin” roof over your house may seem old fashioned, or be somehow associated with the unattractive tin roofs on industrial warehouses, could not be further from the truth when it comes to modern metal roofing. – Tin metal roofs are some of the oldest and most reputable roofing systems in the world. They boast numerous advantages that are just as desirable today as they were centuries ago! In fact, modern tin (metal) roofing systems offer highly sophisticated and beautiful design options, superior strength, protection, and energy efficiency. For any homeowner looking to make a lifelong investment in their home, and get the most value for their money, a metal roof is an obvious choice.

Brief History of Tin Roofs

While today, metal roofs are often referred to as “tin roofs”, the reality is that no roofing product has ever been made of pure tin. In Europe metal roofs have been around for centuries, originating in ancient Rome, and were made out of copper, lead, and zinc. Metal roofing material was produced by heating and hand hammering the metal to a thin sheet. In the 17th century, tin was first used in Bohemia as a coating for rolled steel to prevent rust.

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January 26th, 2015 at 5:01 pm

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