What Are Your Options For A Metal Roof?

Posted on: 10 November 2022

Are you planning to replace your building's roof with a metal roof in the near future? If so, know that there are many types of metal roofs that are available, and it's important to know what the key differences are between them. Here is an overview of 5 different types of metal roofing materials. 

Galvanized Standing Seam Roof

One of the best roof options is a galvanized standing seam roof. This is because the price of the material falls within the middle of the spectrum of metal roof materials. It also has a very long life span if the material is properly maintained over the years. Galvanized steel also comes with a special paint finish, which typically comes with a warranty. You'll find that the roofing material looks great year after year, and you can always use the warranty if the material is not living up to your expectations.

Screw-Down Metal Roof

A screw-down metal roof is often used for buildings due to its low cost. However, this type of roof can expand and contract in certain areas, especially if there is a lot of heat underneath the roof from the attic. This can cause screws to become loose over time, which will require that they are fastened back into the roof to secure the material in place.

Copper Roof

A copper roof has the opposite pros and cons of a screw-down metal roof. Copper is going to be much more expensive, but has a huge curb appeal and a long life span. That said, know that the cost of the material may not make it a possibility for your home. A copper roof may also look out of place if you do not have the right exterior to go with it.

Stainless Steel Roof

Stainless steel is considered to be a really tough material and is similar to galvanized steel. The main difference between these two materials is that stainless steel will not come with the same type of paint finish that galvanized steel has. This can cause a stainless steel roof to start looking bad sooner rather than later.


Aluminum is a great material in regions along the coast because of how it resists rust, which is a problem with other types of roofing materials that are not rust-resistant. The material is also very lightweight, which makes it easy to install and cuts down on overall labor costs. The biggest disadvantage of aluminum is that it can become easily dented by hail and debris from high winds that hit the roof.

Contact a local roofing company to learn more.