Metal Roofing: Everything You Need to Know

From style to cost, we’re giving you the rundown on all things metal roofing

Growing numbers of people are installing metal roofs in new construction and roof replacement projects. Modern-day metal roofs offer similar styles to traditional roofing materials, only they are stronger, more durable and longer-lasting. A metal roof in Arizona comes with a multitude of benefits from longevity to environmentally friendly features, but with a list of expenses as well. Is it worth the price to install a metal roof on your structure? Here are a few things to consider for this kind of project:

Types of metal roofs include a wide variety of styles and colors for different structures. They’ll maintain their great looks much longer than other roofing materials like shingles or tiles, but give the same great look. A few options for metal roof materials and styles include:

  • Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Zinc
  • Metal shingles
  • Metal tile
  • Metal shake
  • Vertical panels


The cost of a metal roof tends to be higher because of how long it lasts, and how timely and expensive the materials and labor are. This material can run from $120 to $900 per 100 square feet. The average metal roof takes around 2-5 hours per 100 square feet to complete and requires specialized contractors, tools and equipment. Where a metal roof lacks in being budget-friendly, it makes up for in longevity. A high-quality metal roof might never need to be replaced on your structure, saving you money in the long-run.

The benefits of having a metal roof installed on your structure are endless. While the initial cost of a metal roof is higher than other roofing materials, it’s an investment that pays you back. Not only is a metal roof energy-efficient, but the extreme durability makes them kinder to the environment. Traditional asphalt shingles require more frequent replacement and are more dependent on fossil fuels. A metal roof can last up to 50+ years or more with little maintenance, and can protect your structure against extreme temperatures like the Arizona heat, high winds, hail, rain and even fire—all with minimal maintenance.

No matter what kind of roofing project you have in mind, American Roofing & Waterproofing is the company for the job. Our quality materials and craftsmanship are perfect for any metal roof and we will ensure yours looks beautiful while being long-lasting and durable.

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