Planning ahead for your next metal roof

MRA Section 8 AAR
May 24, 2024 at 6:00 a.m.

By Anna Lockhart.  

When it comes to finding the right contractor for the job, it is important to first know what exactly you’re looking for. 

Editor’s note: The Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) has organized the Residential Metal Roofing Buyer’s Guide to help homeowners learn about the basics of roofing. This article discusses the importance of learning about what kind of roof you want before contacting an installer. 

Before diving into your re-roofing project, it’s crucial to do your homework. Choosing the right roofing contractor is as important as selecting the type of roof itself. Dedicated to providing home and building owners with the basic knowledge and resources about metal roofing, the Metal Roofing Alliance has created the informative Residential Metal Roofing Buyer’s Guide, which touches on the topic of metal roofing materials and their performance capabilities as well as the key factors homeowners should have in mind when looking for a roofing contractor.    

Here are some key tips from the Metal Roofing Alliance for finding a quality metal roofing installer: 

Verify skills: Not all roofers are equally skilled. Ensure your installer is trained, experienced and skilled in metal roofing installation. 

Get referrals: Seek installers who are involved in the industry and ask for recent references. Check if they are members of reputable trade alliances like MRA. 

Know what you want: Research different metal roofing options and materials within your budget before contacting installers. 

Protect yourself: Confirm that the contractor and their team are licensed, insured and carry workers’ compensation coverage. Don’t pay the full amount upfront and evaluate warranties carefully. 

Be thorough: Consider replacing flashing, curbs and roof jacks if needed. Ensure proper attic ventilation to prevent damage and safety issues. 

Demand quality products: Choose metal roofing products from MRA manufacturer members to ensure premium quality and performance. 

Ask questions about the roofing product’s origin, materials, industry standards and warranty coverage before making a decision. Taking these steps will lead to a successful and durable roof that protects your home for years to come! 

To learn more about the must-ask questions when it comes to finding the best roofing contractor and roof type, read the Residential Metal Roofing Buyer’s Guide!

Have a question? AskARoofer.

Find your local roofing contractor in the RoofersCoffeeShop® Contractor Directory. 

About Anna

Anna Lockhart is a content administrator/writer for the Coffee Shops and AskARoofer™. When she’s not working, she’s most likely to be found with her nose in a book or attempting to master a new cookie recipe. 



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