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What Is The Best Type Of Metal Roof?

Metal roofs offer durability, longevity, and aesthetic appeal. It’s no wonder that they keep growing in popularity every year.

Many customers come to us looking for a metal roof but are still determining which type to choose. In this article, we will discuss the most common types of metal roofs and provide the pros and cons of each.

What is the best type of metal roof?

The following are the most popular types of metal roofs:

Standing Seam

These days, when you picture a metal roof, you are probably imagining a standing seam roof. Standing seam roofs feature vertical panels with elevated seams. The seams are aesthetically interesting and functional, as they help prevent water penetration.

Pros:
• Modern appearance
• Durable
• Require little maintenance

Cons:
• Require expert installation

Metal Tile

Metal tiles are typically manufactured to resemble concrete/clay tiles. If you like the look of clay tile roofs, you will likely be very happy with the curb appeal of metal tile. They can even be ordered to match the architectural style of your home (Spanish, Mediterranean, etc.).

Pros:
• Durable
• Fire-resistant
• Available in many styles
• Lightweight compared to concrete/clay tile

Cons:
• Price
• Heavy compared to other metal roofs

Metal Shingle

Metal shingles are made to resemble traditional wood, asphalt or slate shingles. Like metal tiles, they are available in a wide variety of styles to match your home. Metal shingles are perfect for the homeowner who prefers a traditional American style but also wants the durability that metal roofs provide.

Pros:
• Lightweight
• Resistant to fire, insect damage, and rot
• Simple installation in most cases

Cons:
• Price
• Metal shingles don’t look exactly like traditional shingles

Corrugated Metal

Corrugated metal roofs have a distinctive aesthetic that looks great on modern homes and barn conversions. These roofs are practical in nature, made to protect your home without any extra fluff. They are affordable, easy to install, and surprisingly durable.

Pros:
• Price
• Lightweight
• Easy to install

Cons:
• They can look too industrial on certain homes
• Noisy when it rains or hails

Metal Shake

Metal shake roofs are designed to mimic the look of traditional wood shake roofs. Compared to conventional shake, metal shake roofs are substantially more durable. Like many other metal roofs, they are resistant to fire, insect damage, and rot.

Pros:
• They do not require regular staining and treatment like wood
• Easy to install
• Lightweight

Cons:
• They are less common than other metal roofs and the materials can be hard to source

We are metal roofing experts

The roofing experts at CMR have experience working with all types of metal roofing, everything from corrugated metal to high-end copper. We can talk you through all of the options and find the perfect metal roof for your needs. Contact us today to schedule a time to chat with one of our team members.