Time to Reroof your house? Corrugated Metal Roofing Pros and Cons

reroof corrugated metal roofing pros and cons

When it comes time to reroof your home, you might be surprised by the various types of roofing materials out there to choose from. Reroofing your home can do more than just replace old shingles, it can also assist you in becoming more eco-friendly and cost-efficient, a feature that corrugated metal roofing excels at. Here are some of the top corrugated metal roofing pros and cons to consider for your next home reroof project.

Corrugated Metal Roofing Installation

Installing corrugated metal roofing is much easier and faster than installing asphalt shingles and other types of roofing.  The corrugated metal roofing sheets tend to cover a much larger area to get the job done in less time, and fits together neatly similar to siding on a house, utilizing pre-drilled holes to quickly attach the sheets together securely.


Unlike asphalt shingles which need to be replaced every 20-25 years or sooner depending on natural forces, corrugated metal roofing can be a lifetime investment. It maintains it’s appearance well, is suitable for any climate and won’t deteriorate as quickly. These features make it more eco-friendly than some traditional roofing types due to it’s long lasting durability and recyclable nature.


Corrugated metal roofing has come a long way in terms of the different styles it offers, including different colors, finishes and patterns of corrugation that can give you some options. For some, corrugated metal roofing may not fit the architecture of their house well, or be able to replace asphalt shingles, clay or slate tiles in terms of personal cosmetic preference, but it does offer several different types itself to provide more options than in years past.

Types of Corrugated Metal Roofing

Tin Roofing

A common soft metal, treated with a coating of lead and tin that can last for a good 40 to 50 years if properly installed.

Galvanized Roofing

A great, inexpensive corrugated metal roofing material with an expected lifespan of 60 years or more if properly cared for. It’s highly rust resistant as well!

Aluminum Roof

Aluminum corrugated metal roofing is becoming much more popular as of late, mostly due to its resistance to corrosion and lack of maintenance needed for upkeep. It tends to be more energy efficient as well, reflecting heat better than steel and some other roofing types, keeping the house cooler during those harsh Texas Summers, and will last you around 35 years or so.

Copper Roof

A less common option, copper roofing is by far the longest lasting of all roofing materials, but is also quite expensive and a more difficult material to obtain. A good option if you can afford it and find it though for sure!

Corrugated Metal Roofing Cost

With any lifetime investment, the upfront corrugated metal roofing cost for materials can be a tad higher than some other traditional roofing types, yet also includes the added advantage of leaving a smaller carbon footprint and providing a more eco-friendly living environment. The good news though is that because it can be quicker and easier to install, your total reroof cost when hiring a GAF Certified Master Elite roofing contractor may be the same or less with quicker turnaround, making it a great option for many!

Contact Brinker Construction today for a FREE inspection and quote for your home and roofing project!


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