Metal: The Perfect All-Weather Roofing Material

Metal roofing is increasing in popularity among contractors, architects and homeowners alike. It offers exceptional durability and is available in a wide range of colors and configurations. New paint and coating technology have further enhanced its performance. Today, metal roofs are able to resist corrosion, fading, chalking and cracking under even the worst conditions. Read on to learn more about the advantages of metal roofs.

Metal: The Perfect All-Weather Roofing Material


Metal roofs generally last 50 years or more with proper maintenance. They are resistant to rust, rot and insects. They are almost impervious to penetration. Metal roofs made from aluminum or steel shingles can last for 50 years and often longer, while copper and zinc roofs can often last well over 100 years. A typical metal roof will last about three to seven times longer than a typical asphalt shingle roof.

Weather Resistance

A metal roof resists rain, hail, snow, ice and sun due to minimal seaming and tough panels. It can withstand high winds of up to 140 miles per hour. It is usually made from continuous sheets that run the entire span of a roof. It has fewer seams and edges that wind can penetrate than other roofing materials. In hurricane-prone areas, metal roofing is more resilient than alternatives.

Energy Efficiency

Metal roofs are “cool roofs” since they reflect much of the sun’s energy. They balance the temperature between the roof deck and the supporting structure. This means you’ll need less energy to heat and cool your home, thereby effectively reducing monthly utility bills.

Low Maintenance

Metal roofs retain their aesthetic appeal and structural integrity with little maintenance. They won’t chip, fade, crack or curl as shingles do. They only need minimal upkeep, especially if they were well-installed by a reputable roofing company. Still, you shouldn’t disregard regular maintenance on your metal roof.

Trust Winfield Builders for metal roofing contractors with top-notch training and quality products and services. We also provide high-quality siding services. We serve homeowners in Annapolis and Columbia, MD, and nearby areas. You can reach us at (301) 329-8295.

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