Metal roofs are great for any type of roof and are ideal in forested, moss prone, or heavy precipitation areas. Typically steel, aluminum or copper metal roofing offers homeowners the chance to choose from a multitude of colors and textures even cedar shake or tile (without the excess weight of tile). Most metal roofs are installed in sheets, but can also be installed in shingles, the most popular being aluminum and copper. The cost of metal roofing is initially higher than that of some other roofing systems, but it has a longer lifetime than other roofing materials and can significantly lower heating and air conditioning costs, making a metal roof a very good investment for your home. Furthermore, most metal roofs are made from recycled metals, so provide an environmentally friendly option for your home.
Although metal roofs can be walked on, care should be taken when walking on a roof with deep shake and tile profiles, to prevent damage to the contour of the ridges. On the plus side, aluminum and steel are typically coated with a Kynar coating (or similar coating) to prevent peeling and fading.
Pros: Long life, long warranty, good weather resistance, available in a variety of shapes and colors environmentally friendly
Cons: Material expense