Pros and Cons of Metal Roofing

Updating your roof requires a lot of research. There are lots of different roofing systems available. Metal roofing is a great option because of its life span, minimal maintenance, and energy efficiency. With materials like tin, zinc, aluminum, galvanized steel and copper – you have a ton of options. You always want to make sure you understand how your roofing is installed to make sure it lasts as long as possible. The Sunrise Roofing Method provides you with the longest longevity for your roofing possible.

You want to make sure your roofing material is labels by UL, FM Global or an equivalent organization and certification.

Benefits of Metal Roofing

  • Longevity

    Metal Roofing can last 40-70 years depending on material and installation method. Traditional asphalt roofing has an estimated lifespan of 12-20 years. Our Duration Shingles by Owens Corning have a much longer lifespan 

  • Durability

    Metal Roofs, depending on installation methods, can withstand wind gusts up to 140 miles per hour. They don’t corrode or crack. They have high impact resistance (depending on material). Metal roofs don’t require regular maintenance; however, a yearly inspection is recommended. Sunrise Roofing provides free yearly inspections. 

  • Safety

    Metal roofing is highly fire-resistant. They will not spark and ignite after a lightning strike. 

  • Energy Efficient

    Metal Roofing reflects heat. We offer a variety of insulation to increase energy efficiency even more. Your color choice and insulation can decrease heating and cooling costs by 25-45%. 

  • Environmentally Friendly + Recyclable

    Almost all metal roofing is composed 25-95% recycled content. All metal roofing is 100% recyclable at the end of the life span. Shing tear-off waste becomes part of our landfill system. Up to 20 Billion pounds a year. 

Downsides of Metal Roofing

  • Price

    Metal Roofing can be 2-3 times more expensive than a regular asphalt roofing system. The life of a metal roof is far longer than a traditional roofing system. Take this into consideration if you choose to sell your home. 

  • Sound

    Metal roofs are a lot like your grandma’s tin roof. They make a lot of noise. Some people find this sound comforting but others find it a problem. Our insulation methods can reduce noise and increase your energy efficiency. 

  • Expansion & Contraction

    People who have their roof installed by other roofing companies can experience serious problems from expansion and contraction. The Sunrise Roofing Method helps to mitigate this problem. We allow the metal to breathe and move. This reduces the risk of water penetration. 

  • Color Matching Problems

    If you add an addition or need a repair, it can be difficult to match the roof color. We work with our suppliers to ensure this is not a problem. 

  • Performance & Installation Problems

    People who choose roofing contractors based on price alone can experience serious issues with water penetration. Other contractors may use lower grade metals that are thinner or less durable. They can also dent more easily. When you choose Sunrise Roofing you can be assured, we’re using the highest quality materials available. Keep that in mind when you are evaluating your quotes.