Metal Roofing

7 Big Reasons To Invest In A Metal Roof

1. Durable and Build to Last

Among all benefits of metal roofing, the lifespan is #1.  Compared to traditional asphalt shingles, metal is far more durable and lasts much longer. Metal will also give you a bigger return on your investment.

2. Lighten the Load from Above

If you compare modern metal roofing materials to the long-standing conventional roofing materials, you will find that metal roofs are lighter, much lighter.

Metal vs Nonmetal Weight Comparison.

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  • Metal Roofs weigh 1.4 pounds per square foot
  • Metal Roofs only take 1 to 2 days to install in perfect conditions.


  • Non-metal roofs weigh 2 to 5 pounds per square foot.
  • Asphalt shingles will usually take 2 to 3 days to install.

3. Easy Installation

The easy installation and lightweight material make it hard to not look closely at the choice of going with a metal roof. The length, width, size proportion, and the fact it’s lightweight make it easy to handle.

Most metal roofing materials come in multiple singles sections or in 36-inch-wide panels that can be easily handled and installed by contractors.

4. Roof Pitch

Standard roof pitches typically range between 1:12 and 5:12. Any roof pitch higher than a 5:12 requires custom engineering of your building. Additionally, when you have a higher Roof Pitch, the roof is much more visible, this is when the choice of a colored roof comes into play.

Steel Outdoors Roof Pitch Diagram

5. Maximum Rain and Snow Shedding

For the home or building owner that deals with extreme snowfall amounts and rainy subtropical areas, metal roofing is the best benefit for your home or building without a doubt.

The surface of the metal sheet is hard and slippery by nature which makes it hard for snow and water to make a grip.

6. Energy Efficiency

If you’re budget-minded, like we all are, installing a metal roof could be the best place to start. Studies have shown that homes with metal roofs can save a homeowner up to 30% per month on cooling costs.

What is reflectivity

  • Reflectivity: Reflectivity is the measurement of how well the roof reflects the sun’s rays.

When your roof reflects the sun, it decreases the amount of heat that gets trapped in the attic space of your home. The less heat in the attic, the lower your electricity bill will be. Now, that’s a no-brainer!

What is Emissivity?

  • Emissivity: Emissivity is the measurement of how quickly a product cools off after the heat is removed.

A house roof is exposed to extreme heat in summer. No matter what, the roof will somehow soak the radiant heat and transfer it to the attic.

With energy-efficient metal roofs, your roof will be cool to the touch after the sun goes down, allowing your AC unit to take a much-needed breather resulting in lower cooling costs.

7. Metal Roofs are Environment Friendly

Here at Steel Outdoors and in our day-to-day lives, we are all causing lots of harm and damage to the God-given environment we live in. We only have one environment in this life. If you’re like us and want to do all you can to preserve and conserve the environment for future generations, then metal roofing is a place to start.

Cool-Metal Roofing

The electricity that you use daily comes from natural resources like coal, natural gas, and petroleum which are not renewable.

By using the cool-metal roofing you are not only cutting down your electricity bill, but you are also minimizing the use of natural resources. Also, about 25 and 95% of metals are recycled materials.

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Solar Friendly

Metal roofs and solar panels make a great combination; meaning, it’s easy to install a solar panel on a metal roof. The solar panel gives extra shade to the roof and maximizes cooling.

Another great benefit of metal roofing is they are 100% recyclable. By the end of its life, metal can be recycled and converted into a new sheet of metal or other products.

Most shingle tear-off waste ends up in the local landfill — up to 20 billion pounds of asphalt shingles are dumped per year.

All in all, we hope these few tips help you in making the investment decision of conventional roofing vs metal roofing. Our goal here at Steel Outdoors is to help you save time and money on your next building project or home improvement investment.