What are the disadvantages of a metal roof?

Metal roofs do have a few disadvantages when compared to other materials.

Metal roofs have very little disadvantages. Here are a few:
    • Higher Upfront Cost: Metal roofs tend to cost more upfront than other roofing materials. However, due to their ability to last almost three times longer than other roofing materials like shingles, the cost is an investment that most find balances out and is worth it.
    • Noise Level: Many people consider metal roofs to be loud when it rains. This is a myth! Metal is actually just as quiet as other roofing materials, especially when its properly insulated. Metal roofs are laid down only after solid sheathing and underlayment layers are laid down, and then insulated even further in attics. These three layers quiet the sound of rain or other objects hitting your metal roof. 
    • Dents: Some homeowners worry about metal roofs getting easily dented from hail or other debris, however the impact can be lessened greatly depending on the type of metal you choose or the thickness of the panel.

Read more about the pros and cons of metal roofs on our blog to explore the advantages of metal roofs.