Why Metal?

  • The vast majority of the Energy Star certified roofing products are metal.

  • The reflective nature of metal roofs can save 15-20% of cooling-related energy costs. This is especially helpful in urban areas, where air temperatures tend to be 6-8 degrees warmer.

  • While most roofing materials begin to deteriorate as soon as they are exposed to the elements, metal roofing does not deteriorate.

  • All metal roofing is tested to withstand up to 120 mph winds and has a zinc-based coating to prevent rusting.

  • Most roofs come with a 30 to 50 year manufacturer?s warranty.

  • In some states (including MN) having a metal roof lowers your home insurance by up to 35%. Also, there are federal tax credits available if you purchase metal roofing for your home.

  • Metal roofs contain a high percentage of recycled material, in some aluminum types up to 100% is recycled. The roofing material is also easily recycled after its life as a roof is over, unlike most shingle-style roofing.