Pros And Cons Of Metal Roofs

June 9, 2022

Pros And Cons Of Metal Roofs

Metal roofs are commonly used on houses, hotels, shops and various other buildings. The attractiveness and durability of metal roofs make them the choice of everyone.

The benefit of using a metal roof is it requires less maintenance. The chances of weather effects are also very rare. A metal roof might need maintenance after 2 to 3 years of installation. These are energy-efficient and easy to install. These characteristics have made metal roofs the best choice for many.

Pros Of Metal Roofs

Long Life

Metal roofs are very durable. They need very less maintenance and can last for as long as 10 years after that they might need to be replaced. If maintenance is done on your metal roof every 2 years it might not need to be replaced for many years to come.


Metal roofs can bear bad weather conditions and do not crack or break due to high wind pressure. Thus they are considered durable in bad weather conditions.

The low maintenance need is also a factor which increases the durability of metal roofs. No one wants to invest every year in the roof of their house. That’s why metal roofs are a good choice for your house.


Metal roofs contain materials that can sustain lightning. Metal roofs do not burn in the event of sparking or lightning. Thus they are safe for residents. Moreover, metal roofs are made with non-combustible materials.

Energy Efficient

Metal roofs are energy efficient as they can repel heat coming from the Sun. The heat energy coming from the Sun is reflected by the metal roof which helps in keeping the building cool in the summer.

Metal roofs decrease the temperature of a building so that the energy consumed for air conditioning is reduced.


Metal roofs are made with recyclable material. The sheets used in the roofs are used for creating other objects when it is removed from the roof. This factor makes them environmentally friendly. The recycling of the metal roof and its material cost is also recovered.

Also Read: Top Signs You Need To Repair Your Metal Roof

Things You Should Keep In Mind

In addition to the plethora of benefits, there are some other things you should keep in mind when choosing a metal roof.

Expensive Material

Metal roofs are very expensive compared to other roofing options. No doubt they are more durable but still, it can be difficult to invest a large amount at once. Purchasing a metal roof can be a choice for a roof of a house but may not be for a building where your stay is temporary.

Noisy Roofs

Metal roofs can be very noisy during rain or hail storms. Moreover, they produce noise due to high wind pressure. If an animal is walking on your roof, you will also be able to hear that.

Metal Expands In Heat

The roof can expand in the heat. The heat affects the metal roof and due to this expansion and contraction, the metal roof might get damaged from the points which connect the roofs sheets with each other.

Dents In The Metal Sheet

The sheets used for the roof can dent due to heavy pressure. These dents can damage the sheet and make a hole in it which will in return affect the integrity of the structure of your house.

About Monarchy Build

Monarchy Build is a certified builder in Ottawa. We provide construction services in insulation, roofing and siding. We have various options for selecting roofs. Our experts give you good knowledge about each option so that they install your roof or siding according to your requirements. Our professionals will install your roof, sides and insulation according to the area and surroundings of your building so that they are suitable for you. Contact us today to learn more.


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