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If you’re building a new property or know your old roof is failing and needs to go, you might be overwhelmed with all the options available for roofing. While there are plenty of solid contenders out there, metal roofing is becoming increasingly popular for its benefits as a stylish and practical roofing option; It’s energy-efficient, long-lasting, eco-friendly, and holds up well – to name just a few of its benefits! 


Whether you’re a Blackpool business owner, A Bolton-based home buyer, or part of the leadership team at a Manchester religious/community space, choose metal roofing for a beautiful and durable new roof! We’ll tell you a little bit about the main benefits of metal roofing in this blog post, but if you already have questions or want to book a job in North West England, just reach out to us!

Metal Roofing Is Energy-Efficient

Metal roofs don’t absorb sunlight. Instead, they reflect it away, making metal roofing very effective at keeping buildings cool during the summertime. Metal roofs can also be insulated for keeping the heat in in the wintertime. Because metal roofing will help keep the heat out of your building and can be equipped to effectively block the cold, it is a particularly energy-efficient roofing option.

The Lifespan of a Metal Roof Is Unusually Long

While many roof types, like asphalt or wood shingling, are expected to last no more than 2 or 3 decades, metal roofing is known to last anywhere from 4-7. This makes the lifespan of metal roofing comparable to that of other long-lasting roofing materials like clay, concrete, and slate. With a long lifespan, one of the big benefits of metal roofing is that your investment will last for many years!

Metal Is an Eco-Friendly Roofing Choice

Along with being an energy-efficient roof type, the materials for a metal roof can often be partially sourced from recycled materials, making metal roofing an eco-friendly option. Even if your metal roof isn’t made from recycled materials, it will be recyclable later.

Roofing Made of Metal Is Extraordinarily Durable

One of the most important benefits of metal roofing is its durability. Known to hold up well against storms and high winds, a typical metal roof won’t fall apart anytime soon under normal circumstances.

High-quality metal roofing can even be surprisingly resistant to hail damage. Keep in mind, however, that powerful hail storms or other debris can damage metal (or any type of) roofs. Luckily, certain metals and designs can help prevent damage if hail is a particular concern. Additionally, most hail damage on metal roofs is cosmetic and won’t directly impact other parts of your home.

Metal Roofing Is Lightweight

Metal roofs are generally exceptionally lightweight. Light roof materials will save your building structure from unneeded stress. Plus, replacing your current roof with a lighter metal one is straightforward, as it will raise fewer structural engineering concerns for the builders than adding a heavier one. In some cases, it’s even possible to add a metal sheet roof over an existing roof without structural changes!

Roofs Made of Metal Are Typically Considered Fire-Resistant

Because metal roofs won’t catch fire from sparks, they are often Class A-rated (the highest rating for fire resistance in the roofing industry) roofs, although the class rating for a roof will ultimately depend on both the roof itself and the materials on which it rests. Note also that metal roofs can melt in fires – no roof will be entirely immune to fire-related risks.

Metal Roofs Provide Good Rain and Snow Drainage

The smooth texture of metal roofing means that rain and snow usually drain off them quickly. When these materials drain off your roof, you avoid the pile-up of weight they cause if they stay put or freeze on top of your building.

Roofing Made From Metal Is Low-Maintenance Across Its Lifetime

Metal roofing doesn’t crack, rot, mould, or corrode, so you won’t find your metal roof needing serious attention within its normal lifespan. Even dents from hail or debris are often taken care of with simple cosmetic repairs.

A Metal Roof Can Compliment or Enhance Your Building’s Design

There are many types of metal roofing, including, but not limited to, copper, aluminium, zinc, and stainless steel. Many metal roofing materials are available in a variety of finishes and/or can form a patina over time, making the final look of your roof highly customizable. With a wide range of finishes available, both standard and ornamental metal roofing elements can be incorporated to perfectly compliment or enhance the design of your building. 

Metal Roofing Projects Can Be Completed Quickly

Once they can get started, experienced metal roofers can often finish a metal roofing job in just days, so your building doesn’t have to be out of commission for long. Here in North West England, this also means that a roof replacement is feasible within a fairly short clear weather window, making efficient project completion much more realistic – although we are still partly at the mercy of mother nature!

Get Started With Metal Roofing in North West England

Once you’re ready to choose metal roofing or learn more, just contact us for a free quote! We’ll help you get a general idea of the time and cost of your project so you can compare options or know what to expect! If you’d like, you can also look through our portfolio for examples and to get inspiration from our past work!

Based in Bolton ourselves, the Robinson Roofcraft team has been proudly serving the North West since 2013. Whether you’re located in Manchester, Liverpool, Blackpool, or are all the way out in Lancaster or Wrexham, we’ll happily take on your project and demonstrate our top-quality craftsmanship!