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Metal Roofing – Pro’s and Con’s

Is it time for your roof to be replaced? Are you tired of your house looking like every other house on the block?

Do you want to set your house apart? Maybe you should consider metal panel roofing.

Here are some of the things to think about.


Longevity. Metal roofs can last 40-70 years, depending on the material. Traditional asphalt roofing materials have an estimated life expectancy of roughly 25-40 years.

Durability. Some metal roofs can sustain wind gusts up to 140 miles per hour. In addition, metal roofs don’t corrode or crack or need costly periodic maintenance.

Energy efficiency. Metal roofs reflect solar radiant heat, which can reduce cooling costs by 10-25%.


Affordability. Metal roofs can be as much as two or three times more expensive than other roofing materials. Investing in a metal roof only makes sense if you plan to stay in your home long enough to enjoy the cost benefits.

Noisiness. Metal roofs can be noisy, especially during a heavy rain or hailstorm. Adding more insulation during installation usually solves this problem, but that may increase costs.

Expansion and contraction. Metal roofing materials that are attached as large panels tend to expand and contract. If they are not properly installed with fasteners that allow the metal to ‘breathe,’ the panels may loosen.

Inconsistency of color match. If a repair is required or a home extension is added years later, it may be difficult to find an exact match to the existing metal.

Performance. Low-grade metals may also be thinner and less durable. Some metals rust in certain climates or dent more easily than others during hailstorms.

If you have an interest in metal panel roofing, call C&C Family Roofing and Siding at 215-999-6248. We have been in business for over 25 years with a reputation of being the “Best of the Best.”

We can help you with all your roofing and siding needs.

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