Unleash the power of versatility with these metal roof styles

MRA Metal Roof Styles
February 3, 2024 at 6:00 a.m.

By Dani Sheehan. 

Once you’ve decided on a metal roof, determine the best style to match your neighborhood and meet your needs. 

Metal roofing continues to be a popular choice for homeowners seeking both style and durability. With a variety of metal roof styles available, you can find the perfect match for your home and neighborhood. With the Metal Roofing Alliance’s (MRA) Residential Roofing Buyer’s Guide, you can narrow down the selection process, considering such factors as style, color and finish. 

One popular metal roofing style is the metal shingle, offering a classic asphalt appearance with outstanding performance and a lifespan three to four times longer than standard asphalt shingles. Metal shake is a premium alternative to traditional wooden shake shingles, providing an authentic wood look with the added benefits of longevity and durability. Metal tile mimics the graceful curves of traditional tile roofs but with the lightness and strength of steel, offering you a cost-effective and low-maintenance option. 

If you are looking for sleek, smooth slate tile without the cost and fragility, metal slate is a great alternative. Another more modern-looking option is the standing seam panel, or the vertical seam, which introduces clean lines and a modern twist to the traditional metal roofing look. Practical and economical, pre-painted standing seam panels are an attractive choice for any home. 

Stone coated steel roofing offers a wide variety of colors, textures and designs, blending style with functionality. Thru-fastened panels, although not as sleek as the standing seam option, serve as a better alternative to asphalt shingles. 

Metal’s versatility allows for custom-designed options, enabling you and your roofing contractor to explore unique and personalized roofing solutions to meet your needs. Visit MRA’s website for a visualizer tool to upload photos of your home and experiment with different metal roof styles and colors. This visual resource helps in the decision-making process, allowing you to see the aesthetic impact of your choices. 

Download the full Buyer’s Guide to help you determine if metal is the best choice for your next roof. 

Have a question? AskARoofer.

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

About Dani

Dani is a writer for the Coffee Shops and AskARoofer™. When she's not writing or researching, she's training for trail races and working on her yoga teaching certification.

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