“Pros of Metal Roofing
A metal roof has many benefits over traditional shingles and tiles. Because it is made from an actual metal instead of a material such as wood, tile, or metal that has been painted, it’s durable and won’t warp or crack over time.
Metal roofing is available in a variety of styles and colors to complement any home. While there are products available to imitate non-metal materials, such as tile, panels — even wood and asphalt — genuine metal roofing provides a unique appearance that can’t be duplicated.
Metal roofing has become the most preferred option for homeowners seeking a long-lasting, low-maintenance roof. Built from metal, metal roofing is lightweight and easy to work with, especially since it’s available in a variety of materials. A metal roof will last anywhere from 40 to 70 years and require very little maintenance. Investing in this type of roofing also helps the environment because metal roofing is made from recycled materials and has a lower carbon footprint than some other materials used for roofs.
Cons of Metal Roofing
Metal roofing tends to come at a much higher price point than asphalt shingles. They are often perceived as being stronger and more efficient than shingle roofs, but they do come with some extra costs. First, metal roofs require an underlying support frame so that they won’t buckle in high winds. Second, if installed by a non-professional, they won’t last as long and might not be as effective in keeping water out.
Some metal roofing is heavier to work with and can result in cuts to the skin when handled improperly or without the right set of gloves.”