Why Consider a Metal Roof?

Numerous new styles and products made of metal are available on the market. In fact, metal roofing offers several possible styles to satisfy consumer demands in terms of aesthetics as well as resistance and durability. For example, stone-clad metal tiles are now available on a large scale, combining the lightness of the Mediterranean-style product, which is often highly appreciated for its variety of styles as well as the wide range of colors that can suit all types of homeowners.

Advantages of a metal roof

There are many undeniable advantages for metal roofs, which can make the investment, which is sometimes high in the first place, a very profitable one. Other advantages are:

Probable decrease in home insurance premiums


Easy maintenance

Lightness of the product

Limit accumulations of snow

Product can be cut, folded and repainted (can easily adapt to different architectures)

Value for money is very significant

100% recyclable at end of life

Resistance to the elements

Can come in a variety of colors (painted steel) and styles (standing, corrugated, folded, etc.)


Of course, the metal roof also has some disadvantages. These consist of:

Noisy (hail, rain, etc.)

Expensive installation

High energy required during manufacturing

May sometimes require additional devices to limit dangerous snowfall

Vulnerability to corrosion by electrolysis and salt air


The maintenance of a metal roof is one of its great advantages. There is almost no maintenance. Its durability and strength are guaranteed for many years before having to provide maintenance either by adding a layer of paint (limiting or completely eliminating corrosion) or by cleaning it.

Characteristics of metal roofs

There is a big difference between the types of metal sheets used for metal roofing. Quality is appreciated in terms of thickness. Metal roof sheets are treated and then laminated. After cutting, the manufacturer “shapes” them in workshops or on a construction site near Erie’s service areas.

For measurements, it should be noted that they are usually 10 feet long. Regarding the width, it is variable. It varies between 20 inches and three feet, while its thickness is close to one millimeter. For the installation, it is necessary to put a support in place which is fixed to the frame because of the lightness and the flexibility of the metal.