If your tiled roof is wearing out, you may be considering replacing it with metal. This is an excellent choice. Metal roofs have plenty of benefits, which are explained below.


Metal roofs come in different profiles and colours to match most architectures. You could pick a classic orb profile in heritage red or green for a traditional home. Otherwise, install earthy charcoal or green roof sheeting on a contemporary angular building. Rather than a wave profile, you could use angular-shaped panels with square channels and raised ridges. Metal corrugated roofs can be customised to suit various buildings. You will have a range of colours to consider, including silver, grey, blue, beige, and cream.


Metal roofs can last forty years or more with various protective measures. One option is galvanised steel, which is covered with a zinc film. Another kind is Zincalume, which is encased in a metal alloy of aluminium, magnesium and zinc. This mixed coating is more protective than zinc alone. All these coatings work to stop the metal from rusting. If you live near the sea, you might consider choosing metal roofing designed explicitly for that harsh environment.

Low Maintenance

Metal roofs are designed to withstand the environment without requiring much upkeep. They essentially look after themselves. Make sure to book an inspection as often as is recommended by your roofer.  The steel sheets come in different thicknesses. The appropriate grade for residential homes can weather most conditions and does not dent easily. Plus, once the cladding is securely attached, it can withstand strong winds. However, if a major storm brings a tree down on your home, it will probably need repairs.

Energy Efficiency

Metal roofing can also help to make your home more energy-efficient. First, choose a lighter colour, as paler hues are more heat reflective than darker ones. Some roofing materials have a heat-reflective coating that will keep a home cooler during the summer. Plus, you can supplement a metal roof with insulation to block the warmth from escaping through the roof in winter.

A benefit of metal roofing material is that it does not absorb and store solar heat as concrete and terracotta tiles do. This helps in a hot climate as it means that the roofing will not be emanating heat during the night when you are trying to sleep and cool down.

For more information, contact a roofing service near you.