Metal Roofing: Points to Consider

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Would you buy a house if it had exterior walls that needed to be replaced every 15 years? Not likely, yet millions of homeowners bought asphalt roofs that will last 20 years, at best.

Metal Roofing, The “No-Brainer” Choice for Homeowners

Historically, there were good reasons for homeowners to choose asphalt shingle roofs. For example, a primary substance of asphalt is oil. It was cheap and plentiful and alternatives to asphalt shingles were few and cost prohibitive. These conditions have changed. Today, dramatic increases in the cost of oil and significant innovations in high performance metal coating systems have made metal roofing the “no-brainer” choice for homeowners, especially for those who plan on staying in their home long term.


New studies reveal that an upgraded roof holds 63% of its value at resale. That rivals or exceeds kitchen, bath, deck and window replacements/upgrades. Considering the fact that a metal roof should last the life of a home and isn’t a trendy item as some of these other items are, you should expect that number to increase as more and more metal roofs become even more popular than they are today.


While there are certainly days we aren’t working this time of year (think back to the “Vortex” days), we’re able to install metal roofs year ’round! We don’t rely on asphalt shingles that have to be installed in the heat to seal to one another and we rely very little on sealants. The sealants we do rely on are designed to set in very low temps (sub zero) and in moist surroundings. So if you’re contemplating moving forward, why wait until the warm months? Please give us a call and we’ll get you on our schedule for the installation of your new, beautiful, and permanent metal roof today!


From Edinboro, Gibsonia and Pittsburgh Pennsylvania to Cleveland, Wakeman, Amherst, Westlake, Berea, Hudson, and Hinckley Ohio we’ve been crazy busy and we’re loving every minute of it! If you keep up with our posts, please forgive my inability to keep up with adding photos of each job. However, if you’re a FACEBOOK user, it’s been quick and easy for me to post almost every job there and you’re welcome to LIKE us there.


We truly love those words! They make our business grow the more we hear them. And there’s good advice out there regarding receiving multiple estimates when it comes to home improvement projects. But that advice applies more to commodity level items, such as asphalt roofs and siding. However, with regard to metal roofing, be sure to take into account much more than price. Not all metal roofing is created equally, and even when looking at the same exact roofing material, the majority of consideration should be given to the quality of the installation itself.

There are a lot of home improvement companies, many with great reputations, that are now attempting to install metal roofing as part of their portfolio of services and products offered. However, most of these folks haven’t installed many, if any, metal roofs in their day. While most metal roofers are expert asphalt roof installers, the reverse can usually not be said. Metal roofing installations require skill sets above and beyond that of asphalt roofing installation from the perspective of keeping everything water tight as well as aesthetically pleasing. Understanding how to work with sheet metal is crucial, and understanding how to work with it in tricky areas is even more important. Our teams have been manufacturer trained and certified on the installation of metal roofing. Only one other metal roofing company that we know of can say that. Nor can they say that residential metal roofing is their sole focus as it is ours. That makes us the experts and the ones to trust when it comes to your home’s metal roofing installation.

So when you meet with metal roofing installers, be sure to qualify them on more than product offered and price. See jobs they’ve done, visit job sites and meet the installation team. Watch them work, talk to the homeowner about their experience and get a good, well rounded feel for what the company is all about, from the owner to the crew. And keep in mind that Distinctive Metal Roofing is the “go to” for 3 manufacturers when problems arise from the installation of their product after it’s been installed by another company (that’s often out of business by the time we get the call). We’re here to stay, we’re here to help you make the right decision for your family and home, and we do it right the first time. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Avon, Ohio 44011


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Pittsburgh, PA 15212