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  • Writer's picturePhil Graybill

What Kind of Roof Does My Shed Have?

Why do we recommend metal for the roof?

A trimmed out metal roof in charcoal gray.
Close up of a metal roof

There are different types of roofs that people choose to put not their buildings. Two of the most common are shingles and metal. Shingles have a nice look and if you choose a heavy duty shingle like a 35 year option, they can last quite a long time. However, shingles are susceptible to being blown off in high winds and may not hold up to tree branches hitting them. As we know all know, here in eastern North Carolina, we do get high winds periodically from hurricanes that come through and so a roof that will not be compromised in that kind of an environment is very important.

We recommend metal for storage sheds and cabins for durability and also curb appeal.

Some things to consider with a metal roof.

Wind Tolerance

Properly fastened metal will hold up to much higher winds than shingles will. It is also fairly hard to puncture a metal roof, so flying debris will not hurt it as quickly as it will shingles.

Adequate Ridge Closure

You want to make sure that your metal roof as an adequate ridge cap to seal the top of your roof properly so water is not blowing in. Make sure that there is a screw in every rib to hold down that ridge cap. Also if it is not wide enough, it will allow rain to blow up under it and it could potentially leak into your building.

Roofing experts agree that metal roofs are the most environmentally friendly roofing option due to the 100% recyclability of their components and their extreme longevity compared to traditional asphalt shingle roofs. A professionally installed metal roof made with components produced by leading manufacturers can last much longer than an asphalt shingle roof with proper upkeep, and metal roofs need a fraction of the maintenance that traditional asphalt shingle roofs require. - Metal Roofing Experts

Choosing the right color.

Color choice has a lot to do with how hot your building gets. Sometimes a certain color will be chosen for a storage shed because it matches the house or other buildings close by. So that needs to be taken into consideration. A dark roof like black will soak up and hold much more heat than a silver or white roof will.


A typical screwed down metal roof should easily last 20 to 30 years and possibly even longer depending on the type of metal used. Proper maintenance could even extend the life of your metal roof.

Peace of mind

Knowing that you have a durable long lasting roof on your shed will give you a peace of mind knowing that you don't have to worry about it blowing off or leaking.

A Metal Roof will give you the most value for your money.

Metal is very economical and cost effective. It looks nice and is durable and longlasting. These are some of the main reasons we choose metal for our shed roofs because we want to provide the best possible building for our customers!

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