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Would a metal roof be too heavy for certain types of homes, or for smaller structures like a detached garage or porch?

Posted by R. Eldridge from Green Bay, Wisconsin

Having a metal roof sounds heavy. Would this put any stress on the home’s structure or foundation?

1 Expert Answer

  1. Answer by Joe Miller

    You’ll be surprised to learn that a metal roof is, on average, 50% lighter than an asphalt shingle roof, and 75% lighter than concrete tile, fiber cement shakes and slate. With metal roofing, weight on a structure is never an issue.



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