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Oct 22, 2018
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Metal Roofs Pros & Cons

When interviewing Minnesota roofing contractors, you’re likely to have a long list of questions about their company’s history and caliber of work they perform.  It’s to your benefit to understand the benefits and drawbacks of the roofing material you’re having installed.  If a metal roof is an option you’re strongly considering, we’ve got the skinny on both the pros and cons of this material.Metal Roof

PROS:

Longevity: A selling point for metal roofing is that its lifespan is substantial.  In fact, some metal roofing materials can last 50 years or more.  This ensures it’s the last roof you’ll ever buy, making it a selling point should you ever put your home on the market.  Metal roofs also have warranties that state they will not chip, peel, crack, or warp.

Potential Insurance Discounts: With a metal roof, you’re less likely to have a hail damage roof insurance claim due to their durability.  In addition, metal roofs are more fire and wind resistant than other materials, making them appealing to insurance companies.

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Environmentally Friendly: Comprised of recycled aluminum and steel, metal roofs are a great choice for homeowners looking to lower their carbon footprint.

Weight: In terms of weight, metal roofs often rank as one of the lightest materials available. This is an advantage because it places less stress on a home’s foundation than other materials.

Learn the Steps Our Team Takes to Ensure the Lifespan on Each Metal Roofing Installation: 

CONS:

Roof Replacement Cost: Metal roofing is more expensive than most other roofing materials.  Cost also escalates because the time, tools, and training required to install a metal roof is more than other roofing types.

Noise: If you’re working with a rookie roofer that does not understand proper attic insulation techniques, the sounds of rain or hail hitting your roof can be a substantial disruption.

Aesthetics: Simply put, homes a certain age or architectural style look odd with a metal roof installed on them.  Some HOA’s stipulate that metal roofs cannot be installed because of their impact on the neighborhood’s charm.

Check Out Drone Footage of a Residential Metal Roofing Project in Northern WI:  

Browse Our Residential Metal Roofing Projects:

Residential Metal Roofing Reviews:

"The roof is spectacular! My husband is very happy with it. Perfect color and it will be much better with the trees back there. Thank you so much."

Shaloe N.
Oakdale, MN
February 7, 2022

"Excellent communication throughout! Great crew and quality of work. It was clear they had our best interests in mind, finished on time and under budget! Would definitely use them again."

Laura U.
Hudson, WI
March 19, 2021

"Great service with gutters and steel roof."

Ron P.
North Branch, MN
December 20, 2019

"Very meticulous install of a metal roof, including some unusual angles. Quick install of gutters. Kept us informed along the way."

Loren M.
St. Paul, MN
September 4, 2020

"Our house had a split re-roof, part metal and part asphalt and a partial roof extension. Given the fall timing and asphalt (no winter application) and then COVID-19, construction/roofing was not able to start until June. Roofing done in two days and gutters in day and a half. All in all, everything went rather smoothly and results for this old house were exceptional. I would recommend Lindus Construction for all of the above applications - Thanks for a great job!"

Marcus H.
White Bear Lake, MN
July 10, 2020

"We have been very satisfied with the work that Lindus has done for us. Our roofing project was done a few years ago and couldn’t be happier with the result. We get questions about our roof all the time. We recently had snow rails installed above our doors and garage area, and so far they are doing what they were designed to do. I have not had to shovel the snow that would have slid off the roof and blocked the doors. The quality of the work was excellent !! Thanks Lindus Construction!!"

Greg & Gina G.
Prior Lake, MN
December 14, 2019
75% Off Installation Labor on LeafGuard® Brand Gutters & Infinity® From Marvin Windows. We Are Also Offering A Complimentary Heat Map Analysis With Insulation Estimates Through October 31st.
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