Many homeowners want to reroof their houses, which is a desirable alternative to ripping off an old roof and installing a new one. But it’s still a big decision and a major expense.

Choosing the right roofing material can be confusing. And, because this process is so involved and even stressful, it’s not something that many homeowners want to do often.

But that’s often the case, depending on the roofing material.

For instance, asphalt shingles usually have a 15- to 20-year warranty and if you live in hurricane-prone areas, you could face some serious problems. During high winds, shingles often fly off the home, making it vulnerable to water damage.

Metal roofing, on the other hand, has a 50-plus-year warranty. Some other differences between metal roofing and shingles are that metal roofing will withstand hurricanes and also has a Class A fire rating.

So you get a roof that isn’t just stylish, with the ridges and embossment that you’d expect from other materials such as shakes, slates or tiles, but it’s also safer for your home and the people and possessions inside.

And it doesn’t require additional support. You may have to reinforce the roof’s decking when adding slates or tiles to an existing home, but that’s not the case for metal roofing.

As you can see, there’s a lot to consider when reroofing your home. So, if you’re serious about this project, do your homework!

Working with the Metal Roofing Alliance provides peace of mind because its contractors know the proper processes and warranty guidelines to do the best job.

Head on over to where they have a buyer’s guide and visualizer.

Just upload a photo of your home and pick out different metal roofing options before ordering one that suits your home.

Watch the video above to find out more.

Further Reading

Editorial Contributors
avatar for Danny Lipford

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.

Learn More