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Oct 22, 2018
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Metal Roofing Pros and Cons

When interviewing and choosing a Minnesota roofing contractor, 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 metal roof pros and cos, especially if you’re having one installed.  Having this knowledge will allow you to recognize the best solution for your home.  If a new roof installation is an option you’re strongly considering, we’ve got the skinny on both the pros and cons of metal roofs.

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Benefits Of Metal Roofing

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 Roof Installation:

Disadvantages Of Metal Roofs

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 installation 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.

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Residential Metal Roofing Reviews:

This is our third project with the Lindus team. From start to finish, sales, measuring, color match, the install, to their own inspection - they all nailed it!! The metal roof on our shed is top notch. They made sure we knew how to maintain it, too. They replaced our remaining 4 bedroom windows with Infinity® From Marvin, of course. They glide so easy, our grandkids can open them. The city building inspector commented on their good work. We are grateful, and worry free now. Thank you so much!"

Shaloe N.
Oakdale, MN
August 30, 2022

"Eric is great. We used him on my mom’s house for several projects: new doors, windows, re-insulating the inside of the roof in upstairs bedrooms, tearing down & rebuilding the garage. My sister also used Eric to install LeafGuard® on her own house, build her a new deck, and install a metal roof. We recently had a meeting to discuss building a new deck for me, to replace the old one. We will be using no-maintenance materials, so no more sanding, staining, painting."

James N.
Minneapolis, MN
July 20, 2022

"Everybody has been very kind and courteous and I would recommend Lindus."

Nancy M.
New RIchmond, WI
July 2, 2022

"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

"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
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