Pros and Cons of Installing a Metal Roof on Your Cabin

Have you been thinking about a metal roof for your cabin in the Northwoods of Wisconsin? Here are the pros and cons you might want to consider.

PRO: Metal roofs are long-lasting and durable and. In fact, the expected lifespan of a metal roof is 40-70 years.

CON: Metal roofs can be a budget-buster. Though they last longer, your up-front cost could be up to 10x that of asphalt shingles if you choose a high-end metal.

PRO: Metal roofs are environmentally friendly. Typically, they are made with at least 25 percent recycled materials and are 100 percent recyclable themselves.

CON: Some metal roofs can be dented by hail or branches. Some metals are stronger than others, so choose wisely if the possibility of dents bothers you.

PRO: Metal roofs are an energy-efficient choice. The properties of metal allow it to reflect solar radiant heat instead of absorbing it, which could help keep your home cooler in the summer.

CON: Metal roofs can be noisy. During heavy rain or thunderstorms that we get here in the summer, metal roofs can be very noisy.

Metal roofs can be a great option and are stylish to boot. Weigh the options, and you may find they are the perfect option for your Northwoods cabin! 

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