Whether you’ve decided to upgrade your current roof or need a roof replacement altogether, there are many roofing material options. Metal roofs can be an excellent option, so take the time to consider the following.

Why Choose a Metal Roof?

Metal is economically, environmentally, and aesthetically pleasing.  Between the cost savings and safety features, there are a lot of reasons to pick a metal roof.

Cost Savings

Choosing a metal roof is excellent, just based on cost savings alone. Sure, you’ll spend a bit up front, but the average lifespan of a metal roof can be up to 70 years. During that period of time a standard roof may have been replaced up to three times! Financing options are often available through your bank and may help to spread out the cost over a couple years. Also, some insurance companies provide incentives for choosing metal roofing due to its longevity and durability.

Energy Efficient

Central Texas metal roofs are designed to reflect scorching heat during the hotter months as well as keep in the heat when the temperatures drop, which makes them incredibly energy efficient. Metal roofs installed by Tomlin Roofing Professionals have a high Energy Star rating and can save you up to 25% in heating and cooling costs. If you are considering solar panel installation to further reduce your energy bills, a metal roof is a great option as it provides a solid base for the panels.

Minimal Maintenance

When your roof is installed by a certified roofing professional, you’ll have minimal maintenance in the future. Tomlin Roofing will ensure the maximum longevity of your new roof by removing ALL previous roofing material — no cover-up jobs here! We perform a thorough examination of your current wood decking to ensure it’s in good condition. If there are any issues, we will remove and replace the wood. This attention to detail ensures there are no moisture or integrity issues when we lay the synthetic underlay and metal roofing.

Cleaning your metal roof is super simple — just add water. A pressured hose or power washer is all you’ll need.

Environmentally Friendly

In addition to lasting some 70 years, a metal roof is also environmentally friendly. While other roofing products end up in the landfill, metal is 100% recyclable. Metal roofing, combined with its synthetic underlay, will keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.  With less pressure on your air conditioning, you will reduce your energy bills AND your environmental footprint.

Aesthetically Pleasing

In addition to being cost-effective and environmentally friendly, metal roofing is simply pretty. All of your roofing is fabricated onsite to ensure a perfect fit, and your choice of color options are endless. Talk to one of our Tomlin Roofing experts to find the best color metal roof for your home.


Metal is significantly lighter than most other roofing materials, which reduces stress on your home’s structural integrity, thus making it a safe choice for most homeowners. If you live in an area that is prone to fires or lightning strikes, you can rest easy knowing your metal roof has a Class A fire rating — that’s right, it’s fire-resistant!

Debunking Metal Roof Myths

There is a lot of concern around metal roofs, so let’s dispel some of the myths.

Myth #1: Metal Roofs are Too Expensive

The upfront costs of a metal roof will be more expensive — but that’s because your roof will outlive all the other types. When you spread the cost out over a 70-year lifespan, a metal roof is the best choice. Not planning on staying in your home for that long? No worries. A metal roof will add value to your home as no buyer wants to replace a roof.

Myth #2: Metal Roofs are Loud when it’s Raining

This is not the case with a metal roof installed by Tomlin Roofing Professionals. Before any metal roof installation, we strip off the previous roofing material and make sure your wood decking is in good shape. Next, we lay down a protective synthetic high-temp barrier. Both the wood decking and the barrier contribute to optimal noise buffering, keeping your home quiet no matter how hard it’s raining.

Myth #3: Metal Roofs Attract Lightning

It turns out metal roofing is no more of an attraction to lightning than your car. On the off chance your home is hit with lighting, a metal roof will actually reduce the impact by providing lightning the lowest path of resistance to the ground. As we mentioned before, your metal roof is also fireproof, which makes it the best type to have in a lightning storm.

Myth #4: Metal Roofs Make the House Hot

Like any roof, a metal roof will absorb the heat of the sun. Due to the lighter weight of metal, it dissipates that heat much more quickly than other roofing materials, making it a great choice for hotter areas of the country. Lighter colored metal roofing absorbs less heat.

Considering a Central Texas Metal Roof?

If you are considering a metal roof installation in the San Antonio area, make sure to call Tomlin Roofing Professionals. Our metal roofing products are produced in the USA and include finish warranties from the manufacturer as well as labor warranties. We offer free roof inspections and repair estimates, and our team is backed by 30+ years of experience. Contact us today and set up your free metal roof estimate.