Types Of Metal Roofs: Durable, Stylish Choices for Any Home

When it comes to protecting your home from the elements — while adding a touch of style and curb appeal — metal roofing stands out as a reliable and aesthetically pleasing choice. But what are the types of metal roofs? And which should you choose for your home?

Let’s discuss the different types of metal roofing materials, profiles, designs, and styles, and why investing in a metal roof is a smart decision for homeowners in the Pacific Northwest.

Painted Metal Roofing Warranties

Before we dive in, we thought it would be a good idea to go over painted metal roofing and the warranties that come with this type of roofing work.

Specifically, Warner Roofing does a lot of painted metal work, and we’re pleased to be able to offer a warranty that ranks among the best in the industry. It’s the Dura Tech xl Limited Lifetime Residential Warranty.

Some of the painted metal warranty highlights include warranty guarantees against cracking, flaking, peeling, chalking, or growing discolored over time. The warranty specifies that any defects will be repaired or replaced or the purchase price will be refunded. We can fill you in on the details when we discuss your particular painted metal roofing project.

Metal Roofing Types: Materials

With its durability, longevity, and energy efficiency, metal roofing has gained popularity across various regions, including the Pacific Northwest. Here are some of the more common types of metal roofing, with a brief description of each.


Steel is often chosen for its relative affordability and incredible strength. Galvanized steel roofs are coated with zinc for enhanced corrosion resistance. Another metal roofing type is known as galvalume steel combines zinc, silicon, and aluminum


Aluminum roofing is a very popular type of metal roof and an excellent choice for many homeowners. Lightweight and resistant to rust and corrosion, it’s ideal for coastal regions due to its resistance to saltwater exposure.


Another great option — one that’s coveted for its distinctive appearance that develops an appealing patina over time, copper roofing features excellent longevity and resistance to corrosion. We often see this type of metal roofing chosen by owners of historic or high-end homes.


Highly durable and resistant to corrosion — and with a lifespan of many decades. Zinc roofing has what many experts call self-healing properties that allow it to repair minor scratches or imperfections with the development of a protective layer (patina) over time.

Metal Roofing Types: Profiles

In addition to the materials themselves, metal roofing types also include what we call profiles. Here are a few of the most popular.

Standing Seam

Standing seam metal roofing consists of vertical metal panels with raised seams. Standing seam panels offer an attractive, modern appearance with hidden fasteners, and it allows for thermal movement and efficient water runoff.


Corrugated metal roofing features wavy, alternating ridges and grooves and can help give some homes a traditional, rustic aesthetic. This profile is suitable for both residential and commercial applications.

Metal Shingles

Metal shingles resemble traditional asphalt shingles, slate, or tile. Shingles in general offer versatility in design while mimicking other materials. This type of metal roofing provides a classic look to go along with the benefits of metal roofing.

Advantages of Metal Roofing in the Pacific Northwest:

Let’s chat for a minute about three main advantages of metal roofing.

Weather Resistance

Metal roofing panels withstand heavy rain, snow, and wind commonly experienced in the Pacific Northwest region. It’s also resistant to moss, mildew, and rotting, all of which are prevalent in moist climates like ours.

Longevity and Durability

Metal roofs can last for several decades longer than traditional roofing types. With professional installation and proper maintenance and inspections, many of our customers can expect this to be the last and only roof they’ll ever need to buy. As suggested above, metal roofs provide excellent resistance against fire, impacts, climate, and pests.

Energy Efficiency

Metal roofing reflects solar heat, reducing cooling costs during hot summers. It also can help enhance insulation, reducing heat loss during colder months.

Warner Roofing: Premier Metal Roofers in the Pacific Northwest

Why should you work with Warner Roofing in and around Vancouver, Washington? We remain the region’s leading roofing contractor for a reason (lots of reasons, actually!). We’re proud to be known and respected for our roofing expertise, professional installations, customer service and support, and, of course, our wide range of different types of metal roofing systems.

When it comes to installing metal roofing systems in the Pacific Northwest, Warner Roofing in Vancouver, Washington, stands out as a premier contractor. With our extensive expertise and experience in the industry, we offer unparalleled service and professionalism.

Our team of skilled professionals ensures the precise installation of various metal roofing materials, profiles, and designs, tailored to meet each client’s unique needs. So no matter what style of metal roofing you choose, you can rest assured that it will be professionally installed with only the highest quality materials.

Investing in a metal roof is a wise choice for homeowners in the Pacific Northwest, considering the region’s weather conditions and the benefits of durability, energy efficiency, and style. A metal roof will provide long-lasting protection and enhance the overall aesthetics of your home.

To ensure a seamless installation, Warner Roofing is the go-to contractor in the Pacific Northwest, backed by our expertise and experience in installing a wide range of metal roofing systems.

Get in touch with us today!

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