The Advantages of a Metal Roof

A metal roof is a logical investment for protecting assets over the course of a building’s life. It is an ideal roof for many school, public works, and commercial buildings. Metal roofing installation is a popular choice among our clients for many reasons:

Life Expectancy

One advantage of metal roofing is how long the roof will last. Metal roofing can last for over 50 years, almost 3 times as long as an asphalt shingled roof. Metal roofing is tough, which also means it is low-maintenance. It is unphased by the elements including; strong winds, intense heat, rain, snow, and rot. Its smooth surface also provides for maximum rain and snow shedding, protecting the structure from snow and rain damage.

Heat Conduction

Metal reflects the rays of the sun, keeping the inside of the building cool during mid-day heat. This allows the air conditioning unit within the building to run easier and save energy and money.

Fire Safety

Metal roofs help to prevent the spread of fire. The roofs are non-combustible and can protect assets from fire, that is spreading from other areas.


Getting a metal roof is a relatively lightweight choice compared to other roofing options. Tile can weigh around 750 pounds per square and concrete tile can weigh as much as 900 pounds per square. Most metal roofs weigh between 50-150 pounds per square, putting much less strain on the structure it sits upon than the other roof varieties do.

Fast Installation

Metal roof shingles come in large sizes; between 12 and 36 inches wide. The wide panels, combined with their light weight helps metal roofing installation to run a lot faster and smoother than other options. This means that your structure will be protected as soon as possible.

Saves Money

Although metal roofing prices can initially be higher than other roofing options, they have a high return on investment. Because metal roofs are so durable, they outlast other types of roofing materials. This means that you may have to pay to redo a roof made of other materials 2 or 3 times before it lasts as long as a metal roof. Metal roof repair and upkeep is also cheaper over time due to the roof’s ability to resist the elements. These attributes allow for a metal roof to protect a building with minimal maintenance requirements, saving you from roof-repair fees.

An example of Kodiak Roofing’s work at the Sacramento California airport. 16 inch stainless steel BEMO panels were used.