When you’re looking to replace your roof, the number of options for materials can seem overwhelming. You want to get the right material that’s the most friendly on your wallet and the longest lasting. Metal is the ideal choice for many homeowners who plan to undertake a roof renovation or full replacement.

Compared to asphalt and tile, metal is a stronger, more efficient, and more protective covering for any home. Here are three reasons why metal could be the best choice for you when replacing your roof. 


When metal roofs are installed in such a way that there is an air gap between the roofing and the house, heating and cooling costs can be significantly reduced. It’s also quite easy to paint reflective coating directly onto a metal roof. The coating enhances the roof’s ability to move heat away from the home during the hot months.

Whether during the summer or winter, metal roofs help homes maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. The overall result is reduced usage of energy and lower energy bills for the homeowner.


Compared to all other types of roofing, metal roofs have the ability to resist dangers associated with wind, hail and other adverse weather factors. Many homeowners prefer metal roofing simply for the reason that it is fireproof. Metal roofs are well known for holding up against pretty much any type of weather condition.

Statistically, an average metal roof, in addition to being fireproof, can last about three times as long as standard asphalt roofs. That’s just one way that lifespan affects cost; a stronger roof doesn’t need to be replaced or repaired as often as weaker options. You also have the added benefit of not having to worry about termites and other wood destroying pests.

Large Number of Style Options

Whether a homeowner chooses aluminum, steel, copper or other type of metal roofing, the style options are virtually unlimited. Metal has the ability to be cut or shaped into any number of forms, which allows renovators to take their pick among thousands of metal roof styles. Copper is an especially popular choice for its shimmer and elegance.

Whether you’re trying to save money, save the planet, or just choose a roofing material that looks great, metal is a smart choice. Not only are metal roofs able to last three times as long as asphalt roofs, but a home covered by metal is also a better shield against nature’s harmful elements. The fact that metal is fireproof is just icing on the cake for homeowners who already love the fact that metal roofs are environmentally friendly, save on utility bills, and can easily be recycled.

If you’re looking to replace your roof or do any other home improvement project, you’re going to need a way to pay for it.  Check out this other article with ideas on how to find the money for it!