At S&S Roofing, we work with many roofing materials, ranging from standard asphalt shingles to full metal roofs. When it’s time to replace your business’s roof with a new system, S&S Roofing can help. You’ll have a choice between working with the same type of materials or choosing an entirely new style. Depending on your budget and local ordinances, some roofing materials will work better than others. Today we’ll take a look at the pros and cons of metal roofs.

The Pros:

  • Metal roofs are incredibly durable and can withstand the severe weather changes on the East Coast. Many metal roofing materials are designed to withstand high winds and will not be as easily damaged by hail as asphalt or tile shingles.
  • They have a very long lifespan. Most asphalt shingle roofs last for 15-20 years when properly maintained. Metal roofs can last several decades with the right care, keeping your business protected for years to come.
  • Metal roofs are among the most fire-resistant options on the market. Even when struck by lightning, they’re far less likely to spark a fire in your structure than other roofing systems.
  • Despite common belief, metal roofs are incredibly energy efficient, especially when combined with high-quality insulation. You’ll see a significant decrease in heating and cooling costs when you install a metal roof.

The Cons:

  • Unfortunately, metal roofs are one of the more expensive options and should only be installed by roofing contractors with experience working with metal. This can result in a slightly higher charge for labor, depending on the contractor.
  • Should a part of the roof need to be replaced due to damage, it can be difficult to find an exact match in the color of the metal sheeting.
  • Metal roofs can be noisy during periods of heavy rain. This is easily prevented by adding more insulation beneath the roofing materials, but this can increase the cost of installation.

No matter what kind of roof replacement you need, the contractors at S&S Roofing can handle the job. We’re experts in metal roof installation in New Jersey. Contact us today to discuss your building’s needs and to schedule a free estimate.