Metal roofing is one of the fastest growing segments of the roofing industry. The metal products on the market today are vastly superior to the corrugated tin roofs of the past. These new materials are more sound and durable, and can better withstand the elements, and are fire-resistant and lightweight. As with slate and tile, a properly installed metal roof will last longer than traditional shingles, and carries a much longer warranty.
Metal roof panels are available in a wide variety of materials, including aluminum, steel and copper. The best quality metal roofs are installed as either standing seam panels (for sloped roofs) or flat lock seam and soldered (for flat or low sloped roofs.) Flat lock seam and soldered roofs may be used in lieu of traditional single ply membrane - it offers a longer life span and is much more visually appealing. Metal roofing also is available in a wide variety of colors and finishes, allowing the owner to create a unique look.