Home Owners

Making the Move to Metal Roofing

With amazing versatility and durability, it’s not a secret that metal roofing is quickly becoming the preferred method of roofing among homeowners. With many colors, styles, and patterns to choose from, metal roofing adds a certain element of “curb appeal” to your property. Make your neighbors jealous, catch the eye of a prospective buyer, or breathe that sigh of relief when you pull in the driveway… no matter what your motivation, metal roofing can help make your homeownership easy, worry-free, and safe. We understand that homeownership is an investment in time, energy, and money, so why not make it worthwhile?

If you’re making the “to shingle or not to shingle” decision, read on to learn more about why metal roofing is right for you.


If you’re a homeowner, seller, or soon-to-be homeowner, you want the best value for your investment, right? Metal roofing has a lifetime that is at least double that of regular old asphalt shingles. Asphalt can last up to 20 years but metal roofing on the other hand can last up to 35-40 years or more without needing to be replaced. And, since most come with a 30-50 year warranty, you’re guaranteed to have that roof for as long as you need it, and then some.


Not only can metal roofing last long enough to see your children through college, but it can hold up through extreme weather conditions. Rain, snow, sleet, you name it! Metal roofing is extremely durable so it’s not likely to fly off in high winds or rust after a very rainy summer.


One sticking point many homeowners experience when pricing out roofing is the cost. Yes, metal roofing does cost more than asphalt shingles from the start. But, if you have to replace shingles at least twice in the lifespan of metal roofing, does it really seem cost effective to go with a short-term cheaper option? Pay for it once and never worry about the hassle of replacing it!

Top 10 Reasons Why Metal Roofs Rule

  1. Put Your Money to Work
    You’ll recoup about 86% of your investment in your metal roof if you decide to sell your home.
  2. You’re Golden!
    Jet Metals provides a 35-year Gold Standard Labor and Material Paint warranty that can be transferred to the next home owner if you sell your home.
  3. Be Cool
    Our roofs reflect rather than absorb the sun’s heat energy, which makes it one of the most energy efficient roofing systems available.  Since all of our painted products are Energy Star listed, you’ll receive a $500 tax credit!
  4. Tough Sheet
    Your Jet Metals Roof System can withstand nasty weather like gale and hurricane force winds, heavy snow, hailstorms, fire and maybe even your in-laws.
  5. No Fuss
    Your Jet Metals roof will last 2 to 3 TIMES LONGER than asphalt roofs and are virtually maintenance free. Our roofs are a bit more expensive up front, but are better long term investments.
  6. Kick Some Asphalt
    Did you know that it takes 300 years for an asphalt shingle to decompose in a landfill?  11 million tons end up in landfills annually. Jet Metals roofs are made of recycled materials and are recyclable at the end of their useful life.
  7. Myth Buster #1
    The #1 question we are asked:  Are they noisy?  Our roofs are typically installed over your attic space with insulation plus your roof deck and underlayment. This makes our metal roofs no more noisy than other roofing materials on the market.
  8. SNOW Big Deal
    Your new Jet Metals roof sheds snow quickly protecting the integrity of your structure and helps to prevent ice damming. We also offer Snow Retention Systems to allow for a slow melt to protect your hedges from damage.
  9. It’s a “Class-A” Roof
    Your Jet Metals roof can be installed as a “Class A” Fire rated system which provides additional protection for you and your home to resist flame spread on the surface, resist the spread of fire into the attic, resist generating burning embers and your knucklehead neighbors on the 4th of July.
  10. Create Roof Envy!
    Luxurious colors, dramatic lines and graceful curves — from sleek and modern to charming and traditional, Jet Metals has your style. In fact, check out our visualizer to see what your home would look like with your new Jet Metals roof.


Metal roofing can help lower your home owner insurance premium, as well. Speaking of home owners… looking to sell? Metal roofing can be a very attractive benefit to potential home buyers who are seeking an appealing property. Pair that with not having to make any major roof repairs and you’re as good as sold.

Another thing many home owners experience after installing metal roofing is the lower cost in energy. Metal roofing can help better distribute energy throughout your house, making heating and cooling costs more consistent and stable for the entire year.

Still not sure about metal roofing? Call us today to talk to a knowledgeable Jet Metals representative who can tell you more about metal roofing and how it can enhance your home.