Metal roofs materials are outstanding against most natural weather events. There are many benefits of metal roofing material, and these metal roofing systems are often more long lasting than traditional asphalt roofing. Here are a few examples:


Strong winds don't happen that often, but when they do, asphalt shingles go flying. Most metal roof shingles are rated for wind speeds of 120 mph – 160 mph. This is well above what the average high wind (70 mph) will be in western New York.


Asphalt shingles don't offer much in the way of fire resistance - but metal roofs do. Metal roofs are incredibly fire resistant, which means that if an accident happens in your neighborhood, your roof will protect your home.


You may know that metal conducts electricity - but don't worry. Metal roofs attract lightning only if they are highest in the sky. That means your house is perfectly safe. Lightning will rarely hit houses because they're not the tallest object around. Metal roofing should resist lightning strikes, but you can have a lightning protection specialist ground your metal roof if you're still worried.


Leaks during heavy rains can be a nightmare. Old asphalt shingles can absorb the water or heavy rain instead of letting it run off naturally to the gutters. Metal roofing dries out in the sun quickly, leaving your house safe for future storms. Metal roofing materials completely repel heavy rain, snow, and other types of moisture. Most metal roofs feature very high impact ratings for hail, as well, meaning that our winter storms will pass your new metal roof right on by.


Metal roofing comes in many different styles and materials. We do residential roofing and roofing for businesses, barns, and garages, too. We offer metal shingles in many different shapes, materials, and sizes.


With thick-cut edges and deep, distinctive shadow lines, Decra Stone Coated Steel Roofs are a perfect material for your brand new metal roof. Decra roofs are light enough to go over an existing roof if it's in good condition, and offers these benefits:
  • Wind: Warrantied up to 120 mph
  • Hail: Class 4 Impact Resistance (Highest Rating)
  • Fire: Non-combustible Class A Fire Rated Material
  • Snow & Ice: Non-porous, freeze and thaw resistant


EDCO's Arrowline roofing materials are perfect for homeowners who want a wide variety of color options for their metal roofs. Conventional roofing materials only come in drab colors, but Arrowline roofing materials are just plain cool metal roofing. Arrowline offers both Shake and Slate steel metal roofing options, with similar benefits of metal:
  • Wind: Warrantied up to 160 mph
  • Hail: Class 4 Impact Resistance (Highest Rating)
  • Fire: Non-combustible Class A Fire Rated Material
  • Resistant to Mold and Mildew Growth: PVDF finish includes a non-nutrient preventing fungal growth.


Although we don't do them as frequently, standing seam roofing is a popular option for businesses. Standing seam metal roofs use interlocking tiles instead of screws or nails to hold the metal roof materials together.


Choosing your metal roof is easy.

Metal Roofs Offer Energy Efficiency

Asphalt shingles can really affect your heating and cooling costs. When installed correctly, a metal roof is energy efficient and can reduce your energy costs. Dark tones of metal roofing quickly warm to the sun, reflecting the heat in the summer and encouraging fast snow melt in the winter. But in the summer, the heat from the sun  reflects to keep your house cool.
In other words, metal roofs offer the best of both worlds for heat transfer. In the long run, this will save money on your heating and cooling bills, a significant benefit. A metal roof for your home is an energy efficient solution for your home.

Metal Roofs Are Made To Last

An asphalt roof is made to last about ten years, before mother nature stars to have her way. An asphalt shingle roof may last for a little while, but it won't last for the life of your mortgage. In contrast, most metal roofs come with a 50-year or longer warranty, leaving you safe and secure well into retirement.

Installing a metal roof is a one-and-done sort of opportunity. You won't need to worry about re roofing a properly installed metal roof - not in your lifetime.

Most metal roofing materials are made to last, especially when compared to other roofing materials. The Arrowline / EDCO brand of roof even has a fade guarantee - they offer a 30-year fade protection warranty on their metal roofing material. What other roofing materials can offer that?

Ready To Take The Next Step?

Don't worry too much about metal roofing costs for your new roof OR your existing roof - these are all things that we can go over with you when discussing your roofing material. Contact us today to learn more about how metal roofing systems like ours might fit well on top of your home.

Suffered damage to your existing roof? Your homeowners insurance might help pay for a new roof. The installation process is easy, and we're happy to work with your homeowners insurance to find the best solution, be it metal roofing or other roofing materials. Reach out today!


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    Metal Roofing in Rochester, New York

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