More homeowners are choosing metal roofs to protect their largest investment: their homes.

It’s no wonder why. Today’s metal roofs feature all the style and beauty of traditional roofing materials, yet they are stronger and more durable. These roofs give homeowners the look they want along with the protection they need.

Read our article to learn about the cost of a new metal roof.

You can choose from numerous colors and designs to create any look you want, such as asphalt, clay tile, cedar shake, or a classic black metal roof. The best part is metal roofs last 50+ years and reduce the time, money, and effort spent on ongoing maintenance. That also makes them a great value.

Extreme climate conditions took their toll on homeowners across the country this year. In severe weather, roofs are often hit the hardest.

Quality metal roofs are made to withstand hurricane-force winds, snow, rain, and hail storms, and are even Class A rated for fire resistance. Metal roofing is a big part of making your home more resilient against Mother Nature’s fury.

You can learn more by downloading Metal Roofing Alliance’s free Resiliency Housing Guide, full of great ideas to better protect your home.

If you’re planning to invest in a metal roof for your home, here are a few other things to consider:

1) Not all metal roofing is equal. Be sure your metal roofing comes from a reliable source. While it can be tempting to save some money in the short term with a lower installation or materials, you could be looking at more trouble with repairs and inferior products in the long term.

2) Know your roofer. Choose an installer who is properly trained and uses quality material from a reputable manufacturer. Find out how long your installer has been in business and if they are a member of industry-leading trade organizations like the Metal Roofing Alliance.

Plus, like all Hire-It-Done home projects, make sure your roofer is properly licensed and insured, and get referrals from previous customers.

3) Ask questions. Do your homework. You want to know where the material is manufactured, what type of metal it is, and what protective coatings it has.

Also, be sure to get all the details on the warranties and how long the product is guaranteed to last.

With metal roofing, it’s a good idea to request the highest-rated, longest-lasting material designed to fit within your budget.

You always want to do your own research on whatever product your installer suggests to verify you want it for your home.

Today’s metal roofs are a great fit for any home and neighborhood and can fit a variety of budgets.

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    Danny Lipford


    Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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