Pro’s and Con’s of Metal Roofing Systems

eenigenburgexteriors | Jan 3, 2024

Before choosing Eenigenburg Exteriors and metal roofing for your home project, understanding the value of a standing seam metal roofing system is important. Today’s modern farmhouse style trends incorporate metal roofing into the architectural design of a project. Not only is standing seam metal roofing highly durable and long-lasting, but it also boasts a number of benefits that make it a smart choice for homeowners. However, many people do not know the material attributes, costs, or installation expertise necessary for standing seam metal roofing to be a good fit for their home needs. We’ll explain the pro’s and con’s of metal roofing here.

The Pro’s

– Energy Efficient, Low Maintenance, Long Lasting, On Trend Design

One benefit of standing seam metal roofing is that it is incredibly energy efficient. Its reflective surface helps to deflect the sun’s rays, keeping buildings cooler in the summer and reducing the strain on air conditioning systems. This not only saves homeowners money on their energy bills but also makes the buildings more environmentally friendly.

In addition to its energy efficiency, standing seam metal roofing is also extremely low maintenance. Unlike traditional asphalt roofs requiring regular repair and replacement, standing seam metal roofing can last for decades with little to no maintenance. This means less time and money spent on repairs and more time and money spent on other aspects of the construction project.

To ensure your project looks as good as it performs, standing seam metal roofing offers multiple finish choices to meet the design trend your home is looking for. It comes in a range of colors and finishes, so you can choose the perfect look for your project.

The Con’s

– Material cost, more specialized labor, longer installation time

Metal roofing materials cost more per square foot than alternative roofing products, like asphalt shingles. You will also see machines on site fabricating the metal to the specific dimensions the job requires. This specialized equipment requires uniquely skilled tradespeople and will drive up labor costs. Finally, a proper installation of the standing seam metal roof system takes time, knowledge, and skills to execute properly. Asphalt shingles on the other hand install easier, faster, and repair quickly as well.

The Decision

The choice between metal vs. asphalt roofing comes down to cost and durability. Asphalt shingles are more budget-friendly yet require more frequent replacement and offer less weather resistance. Metal roofs, on the other hand, offer impressive longevity and durability but come with a higher initial cost. Take time to explore all the options, talk to our experts at Eenigenburg Exteriors, and determine which product and budget is right for you.