Metal roofing is an option that’s quickly growing in popularity. The material itself offers a great deal of value to customers because it can last for so long, more than 50 years when well taken care of. And while we’ve probably all seen traditional metal barn roofs, the explosion in the metal roofing industry has manufacturers coming out with more and more unique roofing styles, all made from different varieties of metal. So in case you’re interested in a few different metal roofing types, here’s five that we think are pretty awesome:

 

#1 Shake Metal Profiles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If you’ve always loved the initial look of cedar shake roofing, but hate the way it fades and wears, then check out this cedar shake metal profile roof! It’s metal made to look just like cedar shake. Not only do you get to pick a color that suits you, but it will never fade and, more importantly, it can last at least 20 years longer than a standard cedar shake roof. Metal profile cedar shake is becoming more and more popular these days because of the longevity it offers, while maintaining the rustic charm of a shake roof. These metal shakes won’t rot, aren’t susceptible to insect infestations or pests, and are insanely easy to take care of, offering you all the benefits of cedar shake without the drawbacks.

#2 Slate Metal Profiles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Another unique metal roofing style, slate metal profiles are becoming more common as well. Slate roofs first became popular in certain regions of Europe, where slate was plentiful and easy to mine. The trend came over the ocean as settlers moved to America and found a great deal of slate here, too. The style remains popular in many areas of the U.S., especially on the east coast.

The only problem with traditional slate roofs is that they’re heavy and considerably more difficult for roofers to work with. In fact, slate roof installation is so unique that it typically requires a slate roof specialist, which can cost quite a bit. These days, metal roofing manufacturers are starting to come out with metal profile roofing products that mimic the look and style of slate roofing, but are much easier to install, and cost much less comparatively. It’s a very new style that offers the same level of durability and aesthetic, without putting additional weight on your roof or drawing extra dollars out of your wallet.

#3 Standing Seam Metal Roofs

 

While you’ve likely seen a standing seam roof before, you might not know that it’s one of the best, most durable, and aesthetically pleasing roofing options out there. Though it’s certainly one of the more common metal roofing styles, it’s one that offers homeowners a variety of choice, and a great deal of value for the cost. Standing seam metal roofs can last at least 50 years, outpacing asphalt roofs by three decades. What’s more, they’re available in just about any color you can imagine, and they’re easy to maintain. In the past, metal roofs were typically reserved for barns and sheds, but with the clean lines of a standing seam metal roof, the style is getting much more appreciation from homeowners around the country. It’s durable, it’s easy to maintain, and it’s beautiful. Check out some of Werner’s work for a look at how other people are using metal roofs to accentuate their homes.

#4 Copper Roofs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Though copper roofing is by no means cheap, it’s a beautiful, unique metal roofing style that we couldn’t pass up for this article. It’s not common for residential homes in large part because of its high cost, but you’ve probably seen copper roofing on a great deal of churches and cathedrals. Copper is unique because, over time, it oxidizes and begins to form that beautiful green patina you see on so many historic domed buildings. Though a complete copper roof remains uncommon in the residential sector, there are many who spend the extra dime to add a bit of copper accenting, like you see on the awnings of the house shown above.

 

#5 Stainless Steel Roofs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Another more costly roofing option, stainless steel is a metal style that packs a major visual punch. Seriously durable, this shiny roofing option can add quite a bit of pizzaz to any home that’s likely to last for decades. While many are opting for the traditional, shiny look of stainless steel, metal roofing manufacturers are starting to offer the product in a variety of colors and coatings, some of which tone down the shine just a bit for a more subtle look that’s still unique.

 

We hope you found these five metal roofing styles to be as awesome as we do! If you have more questions about metal roofs, or if you’re interested in installing a metal roof on your own home, be sure to give us a call here at Werner Roofing. We specialize in standing seam metal roofs, but we’ve also installed things like copper accents for customers in the past and would be happy to talk with you about what it is you’re looking for. Give our office a call at 616-844-5382 or contact us online to request a free estimate!

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