Residential Metal Roofing: All That You Need to Know

Metal roofing has become more popular in the US region over the last few years. There is a great chance that you might have seen a metal roof while going to work or dropping your kids at school.

Several questions might come to your mind, such as, why does this house have a metal roof? And would it be a good choice for your house? To answer these questions, we have outlined all the things you need to know about residential metal roofing.

Understanding Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is a great alternative to asphalt shingles, wood shake, and other different types of roofing. Metal roofing is typically made from large and thin sheets of coated metal that are screwed onto your roof.

Moreover, there are several metal options for roofing. Some of these are;

Steel: As you would think, steel lends strength to metal roofing and a great deal of temperature resistance.

Aluminum: It is highly recyclable and naturally corrosion-resistant. Aluminum is one of the finest materials for metal roofs.

Zinc: Zinc is mostly added to steel or other metals to enhance corrosion resistance.

Copper: It is also one of the finest materials used for metal roofing, but it is relatively a lot older but is valued for its durability. However, it is also expensive compared to the rest.

There are several other metal roofs, which consist of:

  • Standing Seam Metal Roofs: This type of roof is interpreted by vertical ridges where the metal panel joins.
  • Seamless Metal Roofs: This type of metal roof lacks the seams you see on the other kinds of metal roofs.
  • Metal Shingles: These types of roofs were only popular in the United States for a short term, but after that, their popularity reduced.

Is Metal Roofing New?

Some people say that metal roofing is a new concept, but it is actually a very old concept. Shingle metal roofs and standing seam metal roofs were available in the US before the revolution, before asphalt shingles showed up.

The reason that they were not used before was that they were a lot expensive. However, things have changed now. Modern manufacturing techniques and coatings have made metal roofs even more durable and weather resistant. On top of that, they are a lot more affordable now.

How Does a Metal Roof Work?

Metal roof is very simple to understand. Metal is naturally impermeable to water and firm enough to resist hail and other strong impacts.

Moreover, metal roofs also easily shed snow in areas where the temperature is relatively low. The coatings that are on the metal add color to it and stop it from cracking, chipping, and rusting.


If you live in a cold area, you should install metal roofing in your homes, as it will allow you to shed snow from your roofs. Metal roofing will allow you to save a lot of money.


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