Buyer’s Guide

For homeowners, there’s no question that putting on a new roof is a significant investment. Making a good choice is key to performance, reliability, and long-term value for the dollar, while a poor decision can result in expensive repairs, or worse, having to reroof again in just a few short years.

With that in mind, the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) has released a comprehensive new Residential Metal Roofing Buyer’s Guide. The 23-page guide takes homeowners through extensive details and process of how to choose, what to expect, and how to make the right decision when it comes to selecting a new metal roof for their home.

Metal roofs have been a top choice globally for many years, but in the United States and Canada, they’ve only recently become more mainstream. The MRA’s research shows that metal roofs are now the second most popular roofing choice among homeowners. With so much interest, the MRA’s goal is to provide comprehensive education and information to help anyone choosing a new roof for their home make a wise decision.

The new MRA Metal Roofing Buyer’s Guide covers topics including: how to know it’s time for a new roof; regional considerations and protection against severe climate conditions; roofing materials comparisons, metal roofing styles, colors, and coatings; how to choose a quality metal roof; performance capabilities; understanding the roofing process; warranties; care and maintenance; and a metal roofing project DIY checklist.

Designed to provide unbiased, factual information covering everything a homeowner may need to know about selecting a quality metal roof, the guide is available to be downloaded for free at This new guide is meant to provide essential background and information to help all homeowners make an informed decision about one of the most important features of their home. The new guide reinforces the importance of paying attention to attributes that go into a quality metal roofing job to help homeowners guard against inferior material from unknown sources that some unscrupulous installers try to pass off at a discount. A good-quality metal roof is made to stand the test of time and offer outstanding protection. Ensuring homeowners understand what goes into a quality metal roof and that they can choose wisely is key to not only their long-term satisfaction, but to help protect the industry’s outstanding reputation.

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