A Metal Porch Roof

An Investment that Adds Beauty and Value

You can't go wrong with an American metal porch roof.

Whether you opt for standing seam metal roofs, metal shingles or shakes, or even patio covers and metal awnings, upgrading your porch roof can add instant value and beauty as well as significantly reduce your overall maintenance and costs.



Use our metal roof and metal roof panel photos below from the Metal Roofing Alliance to find your perfect metal roof design.

We appreciate them allowing us to share their photos with you. Pictures courtesy of the Metal Roof Alliance. Learn more about them below.

Metal roof shingles on contemporary home
Metal porch roof - shingles on contemporary home
photo courtesy of MetalRoofing.com
One of the first considerations is determining what type look you want to achieve. You have several options from which to choose.

Video: Today's Metal Roofs

Metal Shakes

Metal Porch Roof - shakes

Metal roof on lovely gray cape cod home

Metal roof on this contemporary home and porch
Beautiful metal roof over contemporary craftsman-style front porch

Metal roof on brick home

Save on Heating and Cooling with a Metal Roof

Installing a metal porch roof can possibly save you money on heating and cooling bills.

The MRA reports a potential 40% savings in energy costs during the summer months dependent upon your specific geographical area by installing reflective metal roofing.

white metal roof Typical asphalt roofs trap heat whereas metal roofs reflect it keeping your attic and home cooler.

Combine that with the longevity of a metal roof and you'll reap the benefit of not having to replace your roof as often for even more savings.

A white metal roof (pictured at right) has the highest heat reflection value of any roofing material.


Metal Porch Roof - shingle slate close-up

Metal Porch Roof - shingle slate on lovely log cabin home

Metal Porch Roof - shingle slate on blue home

Metal Porch Roof - shingle slate on contemporary blue home

More Reasons We Like Metal Porch Roofs

Your porch roof is an investment. Remodeling Magazine reports that you can recoup up to 85.9% nationally of the cost of a standing seam metal roof; over 95% in Eastern states.

Metal Porch Roof - after fire Do you live in an area prone to extreme weather like hail, winds, forest fires?

Using impact-resistant and/or fire resistant metal roofing may enable you to get discounts on your insurance.

Photo at right (courtesy of MRA) depicts homes in the 1991 Oakland firestorm. The only home standing is the one with the metal roof - hot embers could not ignite the metal.

Relative Costs

According to the Metal Roof Alliance, the cost of a metal roof is about twice as expensive as asphalt shingles when you look at just direct installation. One of the things that homeowners are learning more and more is that if you look at the lifecycle cost, it's actually within 12 to 15 years.

It may well be less expensive to install a metal roof because of the energy savings that you may have (based on where you live) and the potential insurance reduction that you may get from the hail or wildfire issues.

Most home appraisers add about a $1.50 square foot value to the home if it has a metal roof.

Metal Shingles - Tile

Metal roof - tiles close-up

Metal Porch Roof - metal shingles on white home

Metal Porch Roof - metal shingles on southwest home

Metal Porch Roof - metal tiles on a southwest style home

Mary and I have a favorite: vertical standing seam panels or metal roof panels.

We love country porches and believe this style works well for country porch roofs. Made in a myriad of colors, you are sure to find one that would be ideal for your home.

Vertical Standing Seam Panels

Metal Porch Roof - vertical panels on a gambrel style home with screened porch in front

Metal Porch Roof - vertical panels on large farmhouse

Metal Porch Roof - vertical panels on cape cod style home

Combination vertical panels and shakes on large two story home
Metal roof combination - vertical panels and shakes

Dispelling Myths About Metal Roofs

  • Lighting: Metal roofs do not increase the chance of being struck by lighting. If struck, the metal will actually disperse the energy across the roof (much like it would do if it struck your car). In fact, metal roofs aren't combustible or flammable making them ideal for lighting prone areas.
  • Rust: The metallic coatings applied to metal roofing is bonded to the steel and then painted to prevent rust.
  • Dents: Metal roofs have proven they can stand up to years of severe weather like hail, winds, and snow. Most metal roof systems have at least a 150-mph wind rating.

The Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) is a not-for-profit coalition of metal roofing manufacturers, paint companies, coil coaters, associations and contractors formed to introduce homeowners to the many value benefits of metal roofing.

MRA's programs include televised consumer advertising, internet exposure, and a toll-free metal roofing answer line for consumers.

Find a Metal Roofing Contractor

The MRA has a new contractor-matching program. Enter your zip code and you'll be able to see a list of contractors and material suppliers in your local area.

Mary and I think this is an excellent way to contact a licensed metal roof contractor in your area.

Contact them today!

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bill hippard of Metal Roofing Alliance Our Guest Bill Hippard with Metal Roofing Alliance gives us the scoop on metal roofing materials and debunks the myths about this fantastic roofing product.

You will want to hear Bill if you are thinking of installing a metal roof on your home or business.

red vertical metal roof panels
Stunning green metal porch roof




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