Metal Roofing Making a Mark as a Durable “Last Roof” Option

A lighter, sturdier and more wind-resistant roofing material is becoming increasingly popular among residential construction professionals and home improvement companies. Metal roofing, a style of roofing material made of lightweight but extremely durable steel or aluminum, is becoming more common in American construction and remodeling projects, according to an article at Remodeling.

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Traditional Exterior by Atlanta Architects & Building Designers Frederick + Frederick Architects

Manufacturers and users of metal roofing, such as Miami-based Metal Master Roof Supply, are reporting high interest in the material, with increases in demand surging by 35 percent or more, the article noted.

The use of metal roofing is most common in southern states such as Florida, where high winds and hurricanes are more common. Metal roofing is revered for its ability to withstand high winds and protect homes during strong storms.

Homeowners often consider metal roofing so durable and long-lasting that they feel it’s the last roof they’ll ever have to install on their homes, said executive director of the Metal Roofing Alliance Tom Black.

Metal roofing derives its strength from the material it’s made of, as well as from the method of installation. The standing seam panels are attached to the roof deck from top to bottom using strong hidden fasteners. This installation technique means that metal roofing panels are much less likely to be blown loose by the power of strong winds.

Overall, metal roofing offers benefits that tile roofing or asphalt shingles can’t match. In addition to durability and strength, benefits include:

  • Low need for maintenance
  • Boosts to home energy efficiency
  • Improved visual appeal and resale value of homes
  • Color-matching to complement existing home colors
  • Environmentally-friendly recycled materials

As companies increase marketing efforts for metal roofing, industry professionals expect the demand for this material to increase even more.

Managers and business developers in the construction industry can rely on Construction Monitor for the most up-to-date building permit data for regions throughout the United States. Contact us today for more information on metal roofing and how this style of roofing is being used profitably and effectively in residential construction.

13 thoughts on “Metal Roofing Making a Mark as a Durable “Last Roof” Option”

  1. It makes sense that metal roofing would have a lower need for maintenance than shingles. We have an old shed in our backyard that has metal roofing. It’s pretty easy to install, and we’ve never replaced it, at least not yet. No leaks either. We’re thinking about building one for our neighbors as well. I’ll have to show them this. Thanks again!

  2. I had no idea that metal roofing is such a popular choice for roofing. That is cool that metal roofing can withstand high winds and strong storms. I really like that metal roofing has proven to be long-lasting and durable.

  3. Thank you for the help. I am needing to replace my roof sometime in the near future and durability is definitely one of my main focuses. I had not realized that metal roofs were so durable and needed far less maintenance. About how often do you think that maintenance is needed on a metal roof?

  4. It’s great to see that such an environmentally-friendly roofing material is gaining more traction. The utility and maintenance savings are probably a big factor in metal roof’s popularity as well, of course. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I am a big fan of these metal roofs. I would not want to be replacing my roof after 25 years. I would not want to pay 40 grand just to have it wear out again. I want something more strong.

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  7. I am surprised how great that steel roof looks. It has a nice color and is very sleek and modern. I would certainly look into investing in a durable roof like this on my home. I think it will pay for itself in the long run.

  8. This is some great information, and I appreciate your point that metal is a durable roofing option. My husband and I just moved into a new area, and the roof on our new home is getting old and outdated, so we’d like to have it replaced. This area tends to get a lot of strong windstorms, so we’ll definitely look into metal as a good replacement option. Thanks for the great post!

  9. Getting a good roof can make all the difference. If you do not have a good roof, then it will probably leak and not protect you. I had no idea that roofs could be made of metal.

  10. Metal roofs huge advantages. They do not weight a lot. Therefore it will not contribute any extra weight to the structure of the building. Less weight means longer structural life and to less maintenance and repairs. Metal roofs are highly efficient and
    aid in keeping the interior of your house cooler. They are durable, safe and fire resistant. Metal roofs are available in all types of styles and designs and can fit everyone’s distinctive taste in their home design. If you are considering a roof replacement, and ou would like to find out more about the different types of metal roofs, then you should contact your local roofing contractor to discuss all of the options that would be best for your home.

  11. It’s good to know that a metal roof can boost home energy efficiency. I’ve been looking at getting my roof replaced, and I had heard that metal roofs are a good option since they last a long time. Seeing as how you say they boost energy efficiency, I think a metal roof could prove to be a very worthwhile investment.

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