Originally posted on November 23, 2007 in The Globe and Mail by Mike Holmes.
I love metal roofs – they really stand the test of time. Think of those old barns and farmhouses with metal roofs, still holding up centuries later. Some copper roofs on churches and government buildings are over 500 years old – even high-grade asphalt shingles will only give you a 30 year guarantee.
Yes, they are more expensive – a metal roof will definitely cost you more than an asphalt shingle roof – but they’re still less expensive than slate, tile or cedar shake. And they will last a lot longer.