Your roof does a lot more than just look nice. That’s the part of your home that keeps the elements out, keeps you warm and dry in the rain, and prevents you from overheating in the hot summers. There are so many types of roofing, though, many more than just the asphalt most of us know about. Is metal roofing the right type for you?

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Is a Metal Roof Right for Me?

Metal roofing has grown a lot in popularity lately. In fact, more and more people are switching to metal roofs year by year, mainly because they last longer, have better wind resistance, and don’t require much maintenance at all. In addition, you don’t have to sacrifice aesthetics when they can be made to look like other materials.

Deciding on the material of your roof is a big decision, so before you just choose metal, you should really consider whether it’ll be right for your home.

Weather Conditions

One of the best parts of having a metal roof is knowing that it will stand up to all types of weather conditions. That means that it can resist strong winds and is fire-resistant for more tropical locations—it has even performed well in hurricane conditions.

Even if you live in colder conditions, metal roofing is hail resistant. That being said, these types of roofs tend to be a better option for warmer regions.


You already know that metal roofing is durable—it can withstand some serious weather conditions, after all. If you live anywhere on the coast, you might want to consider metal roofing then.

With various weather elements, metal roofing comes in handy because it’s non-porous and won’t absorb any water. Metal roofing can also last 2 to 3 times as long as shingle roofing, with many metal roofs having a lifespan of up to 50 years.


Metal roofs are so durable that they don’t take a lot of damage even from extreme weather conditions, which means that you don’t need to worry much about the roof in general. Since you won’t need to deal with rusting, cracking, or mildew, there’s a lot less maintenance to worry about.


You might be able to save yourself some money on your energy bills with a metal roof. Not to mention saving money on replacing asphalt shingles, along with the environmental impact of constantly replacing shingles. There’s not much to replace with metal roofs.


Before you go all in with a metal roof, you should know that this is a comparatively more expensive option. It may end up saving you some money in the long run, but you have to put in a higher initial investment.

Metal shingles can cost as much as ten times asphalt shingles, not to mention that the actual installation cost will be higher since the process is more specialized. 


Ultimately, there are a lot of benefits to picking out a metal roof, especially if you live here in Florida. Its longer lifespan, low maintenance, and ability to withstand extreme weather conditions are all why it’s gaining popularity in Florida. Despite the upfront cost, if you do decide to get a metal roof, you might find that the investment is worth it. Give us a call today to find out more about installing metal roofing for your home!

Michael Gustafson

Michael Gustafson

Gustafson Roofing is a local, family-owned roofing company that has been serving the Boynton Beach, Florida area since 1948. As one of the most experienced roofing contractors in the region, Gustafson Roofing provides a full range of roofing services, from installation of new roofing systems to repairs and maintenance. They are experts in roof replacements, installing various types of roofs, including asphalt shingle, metal, tile, and flat roofs. In addition to reroofing, the company offers roof leak repairs and inspection services to keep clients’ roofs protected. With over 60 years in business, Gustafson Roofing prides itself on quality craftsmanship and customer satisfaction.