Union County metal roof can last 50 years, depending on weather conditions, workmanship, or unforeseen damage.   A properly installed quality metal roof will seal out water, survive high winds, and easily shed snow.  Metal is resistant to fire, mildew, insects, and rot pays off big in longevity.  According to a study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) metal roofs outlast any other type of roof including shingles, shakes, slate, or tiles. A McGraw-Hill survey found that 26 percent of homeowners cited longevity as their primary reason for investing in metal and another 22 percent said they were swayed by its strength.

 Reasons to Consider a Union County metal roof for Your Home

Whether you’re putting a roof on a new home, or your existing roof requires a total makeover, there are many materials and styles available.  A metal roof can be an attractive option because of their longevity, minimal maintenance, and high energy efficiency.  Material choices include steel galvanized, steel galvalume, steel weathering, aluminum, copper, zinc, or tin.  Product types are vertical seam, pre-formed panels, and granular coated panels.  Style choices allow you to have the look of shingles, slate, tile, shakes or vertical panels.  Make sure your metal roofing product is tested, labeled, and listed with a testing organization such as UL, FM Approvals, or Intertek to meet rigorous wind, fire, and impact resistance rating requirements.  Installation can vary with geographic location, manufacturer guidelines, and local building code requirements.

Advantages of metal roofs

Metal roofs offer many benefits. Union County metal roofs can last 40-70 years, depending on the material.  Traditional asphalt roofing materials have an estimated life expectancy of roughly 12-20 years.  Metal roofs are environmentally friendly. Metal roofs reflect the suns UV and infrared light rays that contribute to roof surface radiant heat, which can result in a 10-25% reduction in cooling costs. Metal roofs not only have 25-95% recycled content and are also 100% recyclable at the end of their life as a roof.  In contrast, most tear-off shingle waste ends up as part of the building-related waste stream up to 20 billion pounds per year.

If installed correctly, most metal roofs can sustain wind gusts up to 140 miles per hour and are impact-resistant from flying debris.  They will not corrode or crack.  Metal roofs will not spark and ignite into flames during a wildfire or lightning strike.  Rain on a tin roof proves so soothing that it can be found on white noise machines and meditation apps alike.  Metal roofs do not need the periodic costly maintenance that other roofing materials often require.  However, they should be inspected annually to make sure no repairs are required.


Metal roofs are sustainable and environmentally friendly.  They are considered a more sustainable alternative because they consist of at least 25 percent recycled materials and are 100 percent recyclable themselves.  Steel roofing can be recycled repeatedly without loss of strength.  Union County metal roofs also provides an ideal platform for homeowners who want to launch various eco-conscious initiatives, including solar panels and systems for harvesting rainwater.  

Traditional asphalt shingles are a petroleum product and increase dependency on fossil fuels.  According to the Environmental Protection Agency, metal roofs require replacement every 20 years which means that nearly 20 billion pounds per year of old asphalt shingles are sent to U.S. landfills.  A metal roof is one-third the weight of asphalt which can be installed directly overtop asphalt shingles without overburdening the roof’s structural support.  This strategic move saves the effort and sheer waste of ripping off the old roofing and sending it to a landfill.

Green Energy

Money spent on the installation of a metal roof can be recouped from the savings in monthly cooling and heating costs due to this type of roofs’ reflective properties.  Union County metal roofs reflect solar radiant heat instead of absorbing it, which can reduce cooling costs by as much as 25 percent especially in the summer.  Furthermore, some metal roofing comes coated with special reflective pigments to minimize heat gain, keeping occupants comfortable without having to crank up the air conditioner.


A properly installed metal roof typically will last as long as the house, with an expected lifespan of 70 years and, often, a 30- to 50-year manufacturer’s warranty to boot.  By contrast, traditional asphalt roofing typically lasts 12 to 20 years.  Thanks to metal’s unique durability, you can count on it to withstand the elements and not corrode nor crack thanks to rust-proof coatings.


Today’s metal roofs are a far cry from the corrugated tin barns of the agrarian past. Choices range from tin, zinc, aluminum, copper, or galvanized steel, in a vast array of colors, finishes, and even shapes.  Their variety surpasses that of the much more conventional asphalt shingle.  While asphalt might offer 20 color choices, modern metal roofing comes in more than 100 different colors, including standard, premium, and custom hues. Steel and aluminum, the two most common metals used in residential roofing, are both designed to hold paint finishes well.

Seven out of 10 homeowners living under a Union County metal roof used traditional vertical ribbed panels or standing seam construction.  Fans of more traditional profiles can opt for a metal shingle manufactured to resemble wood shakes, slate or clay tiles, or any other number of designs instead of a flat continuous metal.  The metal can mimic nearly any look using multiple-layer factory finishes that ensure that the appearance is not only beautiful but long-lasting and durable.


The many years of service that a metal roof promises come at a high cost.  This material can run from $120 to $900 per 100 square feet. Plus, the cost of the installation labor because of the specialized training, knowledge, tools, and equipment it entails.  While you might have to pay for replacing a conventional asphalt shingle roof several times over your home’s lifespan, a high-quality metal roof could very likely last entire life of your home.

Some metal can still be dented by large hail or falling branches.  Today’s metal roofs are designed to withstand decades of abuse from extreme weather including heavy snow and ice, both of which slide right down the slick metal slope rather than lingers to cause leakage or rot.  Some types of metal are just stronger than others.  Depending on the type of roof, you may not even be able to walk on the metal surface without damaging it.  Aluminum and copper, for example, are both softer and therefore more prone denting than steel.  Choose a metal roof that has a guarantee to never dent.

Metal could be noisier than other types of roofing, especially during a heavy rain or thunderstorm, but extra layers of solid sheathing or insulation installed beneath it will typically minimize the sound heard inside.  That said, these layers will need to be factored into the overall cost of the roof.

Reasons to Consider a Union County metal roof for your home

Find a roofing contractor

Family-owned and operated, Deegan Roofing Company has been installing and servicing residential and commercial roofing customers in the New Jersey area for over 30 years.  If you are concerned about your roof surviving the upcoming winter weather or are currently experiencing roofing problems, it’s never too late to contact Deegan Roofing to get your roof inspected before winter.  We service Union, Middlesex, Somerset, and Ocean Counties

Address345 Terrill Rd, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Phone(908) 322-6405  HoursOpen 8:30 AM ⋅ Closes 5:30 PM



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