Metal Roofing

The Benefits of a Metal Roof

Des Moines Area Roofing specializes in metal roofing for residential and commercial properties. Metal roofs are an excellent choice for several reasons, such as: 


Extreme durability that will last for decades under the proper care and maintenance.


Fire-resistant, which is an important consideration for any property owner.


Energy-efficient since they help keep your home or business cool in the summer and warm in the winter. 


Recyclable, making them an environmentally-friendly option. 


Stoned-Coated Metal Shingles and Standing Seam Metal Roofing.

If you’re looking for a roofing material that offers all of these benefits and more, contact Des Moines Area Roofing today to learn more about our options.

Now offering a lifetime warranty on metal roofs through our manufacturer!

What Is Standing Seam Metal Roofing?

Standing seam roofing is a type of metal roofing with vertical seams that run the roof length.  We use hidden fasteners, which means no fasteners are visible and are not exposed to the elements, which can cause the fasteners to wear out over time. The seams are sealed with a unique adhesive, allowing the roof to expand and contract with changes in temperature without leaking. In addition, standing seam metal roofs are very low maintenance and can last for decades with proper care!

Let us help you select the perfect standing seam metal roof for your home or business.


What are the benefits of metal roofing?

Metal roofs are durable, long-lasting, and energy-efficient. They are also fire-resistant and can help to reduce your insurance premiums.

How long does a metal roof last?

Metal roofs typically last between 40 and 60 years, making them one of the longest-lasting roofing options available.

Is metal more expensive than other types of roofing?

Metal roofing is often more expensive than asphalt shingle roofing, but it will last longer and requires less maintenance over the years. As a result, it is often considered to be a more cost-effective option in the long run.

Do metal roofs require special installation?

Yes, metal roofs require special installation by a team of professional roofing contractors. Give us a call to get started on your roof makeover! 

Are metal roofs noisy?

No, metal roofs are very quiet. The panels are installed over a solid substrate, which helps to dampen any noise. Additionally, the top layer of most metal roofs is coated with an asphaltic material, which further helps reduce noise.

How much does metal roofing cost?

The cost of metal roofing varies depending on the type of metal you choose and the size of your roof. Metal roofs are generally more expensive than other types, such as asphalt shingles. However, it is important to keep in mind that a metal roof will last far longer than your typical asphalt roof; therefore, evening out in the grand scheme of things.

What is better: 26 gauge or 29 gauge?

A 26 gauge is thicker, heavier, and overall more sturdy than a 29 gauge roof. The weight of the 26 gauge ensures you have extra protection in the case of a heavy wind or hail storm. However, we still offer a 29 gauge roof because it fits many homeowners’ budgets and needs.