Why Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is a beautiful, economical long-term solution for home and businesses. 


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Metal roofing is a beautiful, economical long-term solution for home and businesses.

Cost must be considered across the lifespan of the roof. The average life of a non-metal roof is 17 years. Asphalt can require re-roofing every 10 to 15 years.

A metal roofing system offers unmatched durability, lasting 2 to 3 times longer. Installed and maintained properly, a metal roof can last a lifetime. Coatings are stain resistant and are warranted up to 40 years regardless of the panel design you choose. Chances are good that a metal roof will be the last roof you ever install on your home.


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Metal roofing costs are comparable to high quality shingle costs. However, the lifespan and warranty of the metal roof make it a better value.

Consider the energy savings and cost to the environment as well. Metal is one of the most environmentally friendly roofing materials. The long life of a metal roof means it creates minimal waste, and when metal roofs are ready to be replaced they are highly recyclable. Metal roofing also reflects heat better than other roof products, helping to save energy and lower your energy costs.

Weather Protection and Fire Resistance

Reed’s Metals roof products are UL Standard tested for uplift, impact, and fire resistance. Choose safety. Protect your property from high winds, hail, snow, and burning embers. Metal roofing is non-combustible and considered a class-A fire rated roof when installed in new construction or when the existing roof is torn off.

Many insurance providers offer discounts for installing a metal roof. Ask yours today.

Dispelling Myths


A metal roof will not increase the likelihood of lightning striking your home. However, if your home were hit by lightning, your metal roof would disperse the energy safely throughout the structure. Since metal roofing isn't combustible or flammable, it's a low risk and desirable roofing option where severe weather is a concern.


A common misconception is that a metal roof will be noisier than other types of roofing. When installed with solid decking, a metal roof on your home will actually silence noise from rain, hail and bad weather, much better than other roofing materials.


Today's metal roofing systems are built to last. Steel metal roofing has a "metallic coating" made of either zinc or a combination of zinc and aluminum. This metallic coating prevents rust from forming and is bonded to the steel at the factory. Paint is then applied over the metallic coating to provide the long-lasting color homeowners desire.


In most cases, a metal roof can withstand decades of abuse from extreme weather like hail, high winds, and heavy snow. Today's systems also have up to a 150-mph wind rating (equal to an F2 tornado), meaning your metal roof is also safe from wind gusts that can accompany hail storms.


Many people think you can't (or shouldn't) walk on a metal roof, but the truth is that you can safely walk any metal roof without damaging it. Before you walk your roof, however, we recommend you talk to your installer or roof manufacturer first. They will have the details on how to walk the particular roof you have, based on the style you chose and your roof pitch.