4 Benefits of Using Metal Shingles Over a Standing Seam Metal Roof

8 March 2017
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When asked to picture metal roofing, most people will imagine one that uses relatively large sheets of metal. In the construction industry, these are known as standing seam metal roofs. However, metal shingles are another option. They might not be as popular, but they come with a whole string of benefits.

Here are just four.

1. Metal Shingles Are Quieter

Noise is one of the main things that people worry about when they fit their property with a metal roof. After all, metal does tend to create noise when struck with rain, hail, or even bird's claws compared to traditional roofing materials. However, there's no need for concern when you opt for metal shingles rather than a standing seam metal roof. This is because the reduced surface area of each shingle doesn't provide as much room for reverberation as a larger metal sheet, so you don't need to worry about excess noise.

2. Metal Shingles Are Easier to Repair

Even the most well-maintained of metal roofs will sometimes need to be repaired. It could be that a branch fell and caused damage, or it could be that a scratch caused some corrosion. In any case, repairs will be easier when you have metal shingles, and for two main reasons. Firstly, you'll only need to replace a couple of shingles instead of removing and replacing one large sheet, which can be frustrating when only a small flaw is apparent. Secondly, you won't need to hire professionals to remove such a large object.

3. Metal Shingles Provide Traditional Style

Metal roofs provide a whole host of benefits over more traditional roofing options, but many people don't like the look of them. If you prefer a more conventional style, you might find that metal shingles strike a happy medium. If you opt for quite dark shingles, they can look almost indistinguishable from traditional asphalt shingles, which often creates a better fit with older properties than standing seam metal roofing.

4. Metal Shingles Are Less Expensive

Finally, but perhaps most importantly, metal shingles tend to be significantly cheaper than standing seam metal sheets. This is partly because shingles don't need to be cut precisely to size; instead, their smaller shape means that off-the-shelf shingles can fit around practically any design. Additionally, it takes a lot of experience to be able to work with a standing seam metal roof. Relatively few contractors boast the necessary experience, and those that do will naturally expect you to pay a premium for the additional expertise and equipment that is necessary.