While more expensive than asphalt, metal roofing lasts longer and is more wind resistant.
- Materials: May be composed of steel, aluminum, copper, or zinc alloy. Steel roofs come with either a zinc coating or painted finish. Copper roofs are installed unfinished and acquire a protective green patina with age.
- Appearance: Available in sheets or in shingles that resemble other materials. Can be installed with the fasteners hidden (standing seam) or exposed.
- Eco-Friendly: May be made from recycled materials and can be recycled when replaced. Absorb a third less heat than asphalt.
- Durability: Fairly to very durable, depending on the material.
- Weight: Lightweight.
- Slope: Available for low or steep sloped roofs.
- Fire & Wind: Good resistance to both fire and wind.
- Cost: Moderate (steel) to expensive (copper).
|Asphalt (3-tab)||190-250 lb.||20-25yr.||$250-$350||$4-$8|
|Asphalt (laminated)||240-340 lb.||30-50 yr.||$275-$400||$4-$10|
|Metal (coated steel)||80-150 lb.||30-50 yr.||$500-$750||$5-$15|
|Plastic Polymer||70-300 lb.||50+ yr.||$400-$650||$7-$13|
|Clay Tile||600-1,800 lb.||50+ yr.||$800-$1,000||$13-$20|
|Concrete Tile||550-1,000 lb.||50+ yr.||$550-$700||$5-$10|
|Slate||800-1,000 lb.||75+ yr.||$1,100-$2,000||$10-$20|
|Wood (cedar)||200-350 lb.||15-25 yr.||$500-$700||$14-$30|