Annual Industry Report Released By MRA Shows Rise In U.S. Metal Roofing Use for 2020 Re-Roof Market

Metal roofing is the second most popular type of residential reroofing material in the US

“The need for more resilient and sustainable building and remodeling practices continues, and that mindset is reflected in the growth of the US metal roofing industry” – Renee Ramey, MRA Executive Director

The numbers are in and it’s good news for metal roofing. More homeowners are choosing durable, resilient metal for their renovation projects, according to the latest 2020 Dodge report that measures overall roofing demand and activity year on year. The report found that the proportion of metal roofing used for residential roof renovations in the U.S. has increased from 12 percent in 2019 to 15 percent in 2020.

“There’s no question that homeowners get the message: Durable, stronger, and more durable quality materials are a much better investment for your home in the long run, especially in the face of extreme climate conditions,” said Renee Ramey, Executive Director of Metal Roofing Alliance ( MRI). “That mindset is reflected in the latest figures and the overall growth of the metal roofing industry.”

The Dodge Report also reveals that while traditional metal roofing styles such as standing seam remain popular, homeowners are also drawn to the wide variety of designs metal roofing offers, including shingle, shake, tile and slate. Steel remains the most common type of metal roofing for renovation projects, in part because of its affordability and strength. Like other metal alloys, steel also increases energy efficiency and can be 100 percent recycled at the end of its long life, making it a sustainable and better performing choice for even the harshest climate conditions, including high winds and hail, heavy snow and snow conditions. and ice loads.

Importantly, the use of metal roofing has increased in regions that have been severely impacted by climatic extremes in recent years, including the mountain and Atlantic regions. Hurricanes and wildfires have intensified in those regions and have affected more homeowners, drawing them to resilient and protective products that can help better protect their homes. High-quality metal roofs, which have the highest possible A fire rating and can withstand hurricane-force winds, are an essential part of fortifying homes against the worst that Mother Nature can throw at them.

While not measured by the Dodge Report, the MRA also theorizes that homeowners are increasingly attracted to the low-maintenance and low-maintenance benefits of metal roofing, based on the organization’s own data and website that receives hundreds of thousands of visits from homeowners who have more want to know about metal roofing every year.

“It’s clear that homeowners no longer have to worry about one thing in their lives, and the fact that metal is exceptionally easy to maintain and lasts longer than other types of materials while providing great peace of mind is undoubtedly a very strong selling point. days,” said Ramey.

About Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA)

Representing the metal roofing industry for homes in the United States and Canada, the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) was formed to educate consumers about the many benefits of metal roofing. The main purpose of MRA is to increase homeowners’ awareness of the beauty, durability and money-saving benefits of high-quality metal roofing, and to provide support to the residential metal roofing industry. For more information, visit MRA at:

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