Metal Roofs: The Benefits

You should consider the durability and longevity of the roof you are considering when you’re looking for a new roof. Metal can be a durable roofing option that can increase the value of your house.


Metal roofs can last between 40 and 70 years. This makes them one of the most durable roofing materials. Asphalt roofing is often in need of repairs after only 12-20 years. Because they don’t have to replace their roof for many decades, homeowners can enjoy long-term savings. Metal roofing’s low weight helps to preserve the structure of the home and improves its durability.


Metal roofing is fireproof, providing additional protection for homes in the event of lightning strikes and thunderstorms. Because of the interlocking panels, most metal roofs can withstand hurricane-force winds of more than 160 mph. High-quality metal roofing will not corrode if it is exposed to high levels of moisture and rain.


Metal is one of the most efficient roofing materials available. This roof reflects sunlight instead of absorbing it. It helps to keep your home cool and lowers electricity costs.


Many metal roofs have a substantial amount of recycled content. This reduces their environmental impact. You can also recycle metal roofing materials during disposal. Most roofing materials, including old shingles, are discarded. This amounts to close to 20 million pounds of trash per year in the United States.

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of, one of the best roofing companies in Saint Petersburg, FL! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.