Metal Roofing is a home product and thus is costlier than an asphalt roof. However it is cheaper than the slate roof and is of the same price as the cedar shake roofing and the tiles roofing.
The best thing about the metal roofing is that they all come with a warranty period of 30 to 50 years. It is also advantageous if you are planning to resale your house later as the metal roofing adds value to the home. It also saves you quite a sum at your energy bills. What is more is that the present residential metal roofing come in designs that are similar to the common roofs like the asphalt, clay tiles, cedar shakes and the slate roofs. The metal roofing is of course more durable than any of these. The metal roofing comes at different styles and patterns and colours and you will certainly get something of your choice.
Another benefit of having a metal roofing is that in case your roof has been struck by lightning, a metal roofing can help dissipate the electrical charges that accumulates on the roof, thereby preventing any fire mishaps due to lightning on your home. Also you must be aware that metal roofing is non combustible in nature.
Metal roofing is not heavy at all. Most of the metal roofing weighs from 1 to 3 pounds per square foot. The real weight depends on the panel profile and the metal gauge. The weight of metal roofing is much lighter in comparison to other roofing systems.
Metal roofing is not only awesome for your home, but it is also good for the environment too. If you recycle the steel content of the metal roof, it comes up to 56% from the time of production thereby reducing any wastage. Thus the environment is safer when you use metal roofing.