Is Metal Roofing Right For Your Chicago Home?

Metal roofing is quickly becoming the talk of the roofing industry. Some even claim it’s the best roofing material on the market right now. Less expensive than slate or clay tile but more durable and efficient than asphalt shingles or wood shakes, metal roofing seems to fall perfectly into that “just right” middle. But is it really worth all the hype? When you consider the roofs that work for your Chicago home, how does metal roofing stand up?

We think it’s worth the investment, but you should make your own choice. Here are a few of the benefits.

Long Lifespan

No one wants to have to go through multiple roof replacements in the time they own a house. No roof is built to last forever, of course, but most homeowners are looking for the longest lifespan possible, something that will last them as long as they live in the house. Metal roofing is that kind of “lifetime choice.” They can last as long as 50 years, and sometimes even longer in good condition. With metal roofing, there’s a good chance you won’t have to worry about roof replacement again and most metal roofs come with a 30-50 year warranty.

Energy Efficient and Sustainable

One of the favored benefits when it comes to metal roofing, is the energy efficiency. These roofs reflect light, so they’re not likely to fill your attic with stuffy, hot air, while also keeping the heat inside your home from getting out. They can be used with just about any insulation. This keeps your home comfortable and your energy bills low. Metal roofs are also sustainable, since the metal sheets and panels used to make them are all recyclable. The right roofing company will also cut the roof to fit the exact needs of your home so that there’s less wasted material.


Metal roofs are tough. They’re strong enough to stand up to whatever the weather might throw at them, which is important in windy climates like Chicago’s. Asphalt shingle roofing can become susceptible to leaks or missing shingles, but metal roofing holds fast, resisting that damage as well as protecting the structure underneath from roof rot. Without being heavy themselves, they’re strong enough to bear the weight from snow in winter, and they’re fire resistant for your home’s protection. The durability of these roofs makes them exceptionally low maintenance as well as long lasting.

The style of metal roofing you choose makes a difference for your home, as well. At Best 4 U Roofing, we recommend the traditional standing seam metal roofing, which can be installed on even low sloped roofs. Contact Best 4 U Roofing today for more information or a free quote on metal roofing.