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Get the Metal Roof - Here's Why

There are few certainties in life, but death, taxes, and the need for a roof at least once in a lifetime are among them. And if it's at all possible, a metal roof is always the savvier choice - and that's in spite of the higher upfront cost. Over the years, that initial investment will pay for itself again and again, which is why it's worth considering a metal roof before spending thousands to have another layer of composition shingles added to your roof. This, by the way, is the very material that will need patching and/or replacing at some point far too soon - guaranteed.

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If you're researching the best metal roof for your project, start with our free re-roofing booklet. And keep the following in mind when you're wondering about the best metal roof for the money. 

  • Almost any metal roof is better than almost any asphalt shingle roof when you compare durability, longevity and performance.
  • The best metal roof for your project will always be the best one you can afford.
  • "Concealed fastener" metal roofs reduce the possibility of leak points, making them a better option than "exposed fastener" metal roofs.
  • Heavier gauge metal roofs offer more durability and longevity, so they're a better option than lighter gauge metal roofs of the same profile.
  • Metal roofs with the highest quality finishes look better for longer than metal roofs with cheaper finishes. If you've ever seen a peeling standing seam metal roof, you're looking at a cheap finish.

what about the profile?

All things being equal, the profile - which is the shape of the individual pieces (panels, shingles, tiles, etc.) - is more of an aesthetic concern than a functional one. That being said, some finishes and profiles will work better under certain conditions, like heavy snow, intense summer sun, humid or coastal locations, so ask an expert. Metal Roof Network is very familiar with the performance of different metal roof options, and we're happy to make a recommendation for your application.

Getting a Price

While there's no way to provide a flat rate for a new metal roof, we can give you ballpark figures with just a few details about your project. If it's time for a new roof, and you're willing to consider something beyond those composition shingles, read our FREE re-roofing booklet, then give us a call or drop us a line and let's discuss metal roofing.

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