Metal Roofing Pros & Cons

A roof replacement is an expensive job. Before you make a big investment in a metal roof, consider the pros and cons. Edmonton metal roofing can help you decide if it’s the right choice for your home. Let’s start with the pros.

Pros of Metal Roofing

The biggest pro of a metal roof in Edmonton is its durability and longevity. Metal roofing contractors will tell you that a new metal roof can last 50 to 70 years. That’s longer than you’ll probably live in the home. It’s resistant to wind, rain, snow, hail and sleet. It’s also fire resistant.

Here are more valuable pros to metal roofing:

·       Energy efficiency: A metal roof will reflect the sun’s heat in the summer. This will help you save money on your cooling bills.

·       Aesthetics: Metal roofing is available in a range of colours and styles. It’s attractive and can boost curb appeal.

·       Low maintenance: Metal roofs in Edmonton won’t deteriorate like asphalt roofs. They require little to no maintenance and you won’t have to worry about costly roof repair.

·       Light weight: Surprisingly, metal roofing is the lowest weighing roofing system on the market.

·       Eco-friendly: Depending on the product your purchase, some metal roofing can be made of recycled materials.

Cons of Metal Roofing

The biggest con of metal roofing is the cost. It is far more expensive than traditional roofing. Depending on the size and complexity of your house, it can cost two or even three times as much as an asphalt roof replacement. It is long-lasting and maintenance free, which makes up for some of that extra cost. Use this roofing calculator for a cost estimate.

Other cons of metal roofing include:

·       Installation takes longer: Because of the complexity of a metal roof configuration, the installation could take longer than other roofing types.

·       Noise: The sound of rain will be louder on a metal roof. Some people are annoyed by the tinny sounds, but steps can be taken at installation to reduce noise transfer in your metal roof.

·       Slippery: If you must get on your roof for some reason, a metal roof can be slippery and dangerous to walk on.


It seems like there are more pros than cons with it comes to metal roofing. If it is within your budget, and you can live with the few downsides of a metal roofing system, it might be the best choice for roof replacement.

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Julie Geldart