How long should a metal roof last?
Considering this, how often do you have to replace a metal roof?
The predicted life expectancy of a metal roof is at least 40-60 years, many last a lot longer. This means that you only incur a one time cost, upon installation. By contrast, when you put up asphalt shingles, you can expect them to last 12-20 years at best.
Keeping this in view, can you walk on a metal roof without damaging it?
Walking on Standing Seam Metal Roofs Standing seam roofs are safe to be walked on without being damaged. Although, remember that these roofs are usually very steep and excessively slippery, so wear your harness and safety equipment before getting up on the roof.
Pros and Cons of Metal Roofing
- It's extremely lightweight. Metal roofing is lightweight, especially when compared to tile or other varieties.
- It's easy to install and will save energy in the long run. Metal roofing material comes in 12 to 36 inch panels or multiple-shingle sections.
- It's expensive.
- It's noisy.
- It dents easily.