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Metal Roofing Part 1: Why It is an Excellent Investment

As far as residential properties are concerned, metal is now the second-most popular roofing material in America. A study released in 2016 revealed that its market share jumped from 8 percent to 11 percent between 2014 and 2015. Although asphalt shingles continue to cover more roofs than any other material, it’s clear that modern homeowners recognize metal’s immense value as a roofing investment.

Metal Roofing

As one of the most respected roofing contractors in the region, Garlock-French Corporation sheds light on what makes a metal roof worth investing in:


Metal is one of the toughest building materials on the market. It can withstand the harshest of elements and remain structurally sound despite extreme weather conditions with minimal maintenance. Metal is non-combustible, too, which keeps it from igniting in intense heat to prevent the spread of fire. When properly installed, it can stay serviceable for more than 50 years.

Perfect for All Slopes

As one of the very few roofing options suitable for both steep- or low-slope roofs, it only needs a little pitch to shed rain and snow effectively. Thanks to its interlocking panels, it has low leaking potential.


By and large, the coolest roofs are made from metal. It reflects most of the heat from the sun and re-emits a large portion of the thermal energy it absorbs. Its ability to keep your home naturally cool and comfortable during the hottest months would help lower your air conditioning costs.

Easy to Install

Despite its incredible durability, metal is remarkably lightweight. This is why it’s not complicated to install and fast to repair. If you switch to a metal roofing system, you need not worry about spending on structural adjustments. The same cannot be said about choosing a heavier replacement roofing option.

Stay tuned for the second part of our special blog about metal roofing. To find out if it’s right for your home in Minneapolis, Minnesota, contact Garlock-French Corporation today. We’ll be happy to schedule your consultation at your convenience.