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Should I Get A Metal Roof? – The Pros & Cons

Are you in the market for a new roof? Considering metal? Wondering if it is the best option for you? Today, Timberman Roofing in the Florida Panhandle (Valparaiso to be specific, but we provide our services all over), will be discussing some of the pros and cons of a metal roof. Got additional questions? Interested in our Florida Panhandle roofing services? For any of your needs, simply contact our roofing company nearby you.

Metal Roof Pros

When it comes to the pros of getting a metal roof, there are quite a few! Metal roofs when installed properly and maintained correctly can last anywhere from 40-70 years. That is twice as long if not more than some of the alternative options such as asphalt shingles. Metal roofing is also more durable and can withstand the elements a bit better depending upon the exact type you select. They also require maintenance less frequently (however, they should still be inspected routinely just to make sure everything looks good). Many homeowners with metal roofs report that it can help with their cooling costs by reflecting some of the heat/rays from the sun.

Metal Roof Cons

As with anything, there are some cons depending upon your exact situation as well. Metal roofs can be quite a bit more expensive upfront in comparison to options like asphalt shingles (two to three times more to be exact). This means that anyone not looking to stay long-term may be better off investing in a shingle roof until they’ve found their “forever home”. Some people love it, others hate it, but a metal roof tends to create a lot more noise, especially when it is raining, hailing or storming in general. If you plan on expanding the space and roof at any point, it may be difficult to match the material perfectly as well, leading to certain areas looking a bit different.

Get Your Florida Panhandle Metal Roof Today

Sold on a metal roof for your home or business? Contact Timberman Roofing today to discuss your options.


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