Busting Metal Myths with Forthright Facts

3X Lighter

Metal roofing is three times lighter, yet stronger than asphalt or composition shingles. Metal has the greatest strength per pound of any sloped roofing material.


An average asphalt roof, even under the best conditions may last only 5 – 12 years. A durable metal roof can last in excess of 40 years, and require very little maintenance. Metal roofing is a long-term roofing solution.


Steel is a material that is 100% recyclable, routinely contains 30% – 40% recycled steel, and never has to occupy a landfill. In contrast, eleven million tons of shingles per year end up in a landfill and they remain there for 300 years.

Low Noise

A residential metal roof is not noisy in the rain.  Metal roofing over a solid deck with roof/attic insulation should not sound any different than any other roofing product.


Metal roofing does not attract lightning any more than other roof materials.  In fact, a metal roof is safer, because it acts as a Faraday cage to disperse the charge to ground.  A home with a metal roof is far less likely to catch fire from lightning than a home with traditional composition roofing.

Many Styles & Colors

No other roofing product offers more colors, roofing styles, and surface coatings than metal roofing.  Metal roofing can even look like shingles, wood shakes or tile to blend in with any neighborhood. Metal roofing is a smart, stylish and secure choice for any roofing project.

No Tear-Off

Metal roofing only weighs a third of a traditional comp roof.  Because it will add little significant weight, it can be installed over an existing roof.   This eliminates the extra cost to remove old roofing, and keeping the old roofing materials out of the landfill.

Energy Savings!

Today’s metal roofing with cool-color finishes can actually reflect away up to 70% of the sun’s rays and reduce energy costs up to 40%. Metal roofing disperses most of the radiant energy that asphalt shingles absorb.

Top Ratings

Metal roofing by MPI is noncombustible and impact resistant.  Most all of our panels carry a UL class IV impact rating, and a class “A” fire rating – the highest rating given. Some insurance companies offer up to 20% off of their premiums for homes with metal roofing.


There is no better roofing material when it comes to high winds, heavy snow loads or severe storm conditions.  Properly installed metal roofing can withstand extreme winds in excess of 120 mph.

Metal Panels Inc.

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