Exterior Roofing

Trending Now: Metal Roofs

Not just for barns or cabins any longer, today's metal roofs are enjoying renewed popularity. Here are ten stylish reasons why.

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Clay roofing tiles typical of Mediterranean-style homes get a material upgrade, via Metro Roofs, to lightweight stone granule-coated steel. The scalloped roofing panels come in 18 colors (like Mission Gold and Terracotta) that, unlike their clay counterparts, can be safely walked upon.

Faux Asphalt


If community rules or personal preferences dictate the use of asphalt-like shingles, the Granite Ridge product from Gerard recreates the look in a long-lasting, stone-coated steel.



The weight of slate tile can mean additional engineering is necessary when applying the material to roofs. Slate-look metal roofing from Interlock Roofing is much lighter, making it easier to install. It also has a patented Alunar coating system embedded with a Teflon surface protector for durability.



A natural metal roof material like copper will patina over time and develop an aged finish. Future Roof offers copper roofs in a variety of styles, from diamond to shingle to slate looks. Available in 12-, 16-, or 20-ounce copper, these roofs are completely recyclable.



Coated steel roofing from Kasselwood is made to look like wood shakes (without the frequent maintenance needs of real wood). Ten colors—Copper Penny, Aged Cedar, Evergreen and Black Onyx among them—offer variety. As a bonus to environmentalists, the roofing is made from 30% recycled materials, and it’s recyclable at the end of its lifetime.



Future Roof‘s diamond pattern adds a level of sophistication. This more flamboyant roof style is perfect for architectural styles like Queen Anne, known for pattern, color, and texture.

Standing Seam


On vertical standing-seam roofs, an attachment flange covers the adjacent panel, making for a clean look and ensuring protection from inclement weather. Fabral offers a classic-style metal roof with narrow seams, perfect for a range of home styles, from traditional to modern, and designed for longevity against rain, snow, and wind.

Batten Seam


ATAS International supplies a batten-seam roofing material for added texture and visual interest. Great for a country home or cabin, the product installs like typical standing-seam roofing and is available in 30 colors (with matching trim options).



Metal shingle-style roofing from Interlock is crafted to resemble thin-cut wood shingles. Available in nine colors, the product comes in a heavy grain texture with durable coating. Each shingle has an interlocking edge on all four sides and is nailed to the roof surface, promising superior protection.

Barrel Vault


This Gerard barrel vault tile delivers the look of ‘S’ concrete tile without the weight. The roofing is stone-coated metal, which recreates the texture of concrete while providing better moisture protection than the average clay or cement tile.