Oct 30, 2023

Should Your Next Roof Be Metal?

Consumers may think of metal roofing as a trend that grew popularity in the late 20th century, but actually has a much longer history.  Historical structures that have stood the test of time that had metal roofs include: the Pantheon in Rome, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and the Washington Monument.  

In recent times, metal roofs have become a popular choice for homeowners for reasons we’ll discuss in the article below.

1. Life Expectancy

One of the biggest perks of metal roofing is its long life expectancy.  Depending on the metal roof you select, it can last 50 years or more, quite possibly making it the last roof you’ll ever have to buy.  The longevity of the metal roof also increases your home’s value.

 red metal roof on log cabin house

2. Painting Capabilities

Not sure that you want the same look on your home for the next 50 years?  Not to worry-metal roofing can be repainted.

3. Insurance Discounts

A steel roof is the most fire safe roof because it is classified as a noncombustible roof with the highest rating given.  Because of this, some insurance companies offer discounts because of the increased fire protection a metal roof offers.  Metal roofs have the highest impact resistance and hail rating, another reason you may be eligible for an insurance discount.
newly installed metal roof

4. Eco-Friendly

Homeowners that select metal roofs also likely enjoy the fact that metal roofs are from recycled steel and aluminum material and are 100% recyclable.

5. Noise Resistance

A common misconception is that metal roofing is loud.  This is true with barns and sheds where the metal is visible to the interior.  In a home, your attic and insulation serve as sound barriers making it no less noisy than traditional roofing systems.

6. Durability

A metal roof won’t rot, crack or split; it is much more resistant to nature’s elements than traditional roofing systems.
gray steel replacement roof

7. Energy Efficiency

Metal roofs have coatings that prevent 75-80% of the sun’s energy from being absorbed into the roof.  They can reduce roof surface temperatures by 60-70°.  Because of their reflectivity, a metal roof can save a homeowner up to 40% on their energy bills.

8. Sheds Snow & Ice

Because of its surface, a metal roof is not a collection site for snow and ice in the winter months; this means that homeowners who choose metal roofing systems do not have to deal with ice dams during harsh winters.

9. Lightweight

Metal roofs weigh 1/3 less than asphalt roofing, meaning that your home will be under less stress holding your roof up.

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Residential Metal Roofing Reviews:

"We worked with Dave Anderson at Lindus; he was great to work with! He worked with us thought the whole process and made sure all our needs were met and professionally done. My husband and I could not be more happy with the quality of work and a company that stand behind their products and workmanship. I have recommended Lindus all the time!!!!"

Lynn W.
Marine St. Croix, MN
December 5, 2023

"Lindus Construction installed a metal roof on my cabin and did an outstanding job! My salesperson, Dave Anderson helped me choose the best option for my situation and then stayed in contact throughout the process of installation. I was very impressed by both the installers and Dave’s professionalism!"

Ellen B.
Amery, WI
December 2, 2023

"Hail damage required us to replace the metal roof on our house and detached storage building. Ryan, as foreman, was excellent. There is little doubt in my mind that Lindus' highest priority is to have the job done right and their customer to be fully satisfied, and we are. As a result, I would be happy to recommend to others!"

Court S.
Afton, MN
August 7, 2023

"My experience with Lindus was a 5 star experience!  Right from the beginning ALL those talked to were knowledgeable, courteous and took the time to answer all questions.  I have recommended your company to several of my neighbors, of which a couple have already had worked performed and others I believe will be contacting you soon.  I thank you for your commitment to quality and customer satisfaction!"

Jim J.
Hayward, WI
July 24, 2023

"It was great!  I look forward to seeing it work."

Pat T.
St. Anthony, MN
February 17, 2023

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
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