Metal Roofing Installation

Metal Roofing Installation From Total Roofing and Construction

Total Roofing and Construction is a local residential metal roofing company that serves Chicagoland and northwest Indiana. We offer five-star metal roofing products for your peace of mind.

Total Roofing and Construction - Dyer Vault commercial flat top roofing project

About Metal Roofing

Most residential metal roofing is made with various types of metal — most commonly copper, steel and aluminum. Aluminum sheets receive a paint finish, and steel has a metallic and paint layer to prevent rust and create an inviting aesthetic. Copper has natural corrosion resistance, so it does not need coating or paint.

Metal roofing is a low-maintenance solution that can come in many shapes with a series of panels hidden beneath as fasteners. From a distance, metal roofing often looks like shingles and tiles.

Owens Corning WeatherLock Metal Roofing


As an Owens Corning Platinum Contractor, TRC offers WeatherLock® Specialty Tile & Metal self-adhered underlayment. This residential metal roofing solution provides waterproofing to prevent leaks, potentially helping your roof last up to 50 years. The roofing system has a puncture-resistant surface and withstands UV exposure and high temperatures. It also comes with a limited 30-year warranty.

The Pros and Cons of a Metal Roof on a Residential Home

The pros of choosing a metal roof include:

  • Durability and longevity: A metal roof has an average life span of 40 to 70 years, while traditional asphalt solutions typically last 12 to 20 years. Metal can also withstand winds up to 140 miles per hour.
  • Energy efficiency: You can get returns on the investment you make in a high-quality metal roof with savings on air conditioning and heating costs. Metal roofs tend to reflect solar heat rather than absorb it, so you can benefit from peak efficiency during the hottest days of the summer.
  • Appearance: Metal roofing is available in a wide variety of finishes, shapes and colors to complement your home and fit your preferences.

On the other hand, some homeowners opt for roofing materials other than metal. Some potential disadvantages of metal roofing include:

  • Cost: Metal roofs offer many benefits and years of useful service life, and that level of quality comes at a price. Some options might be comparable to shingles in price, while premium options can cost considerably more.
  • Denting: During a heavy hailstorm, metal roofs can experience dents or even cracking. Sometimes tree limbs and rocks can dent the surface of the roof during a severe storm.
  • Noise: Depending on the construction of the roof, a may metal roof may make more noise during heavy rain or hail. That said, builders can significantly dampen this noise by placing the metal roof over insulation that deadens sound and a layer of solid plywood sheeting.
Commercial flat roof project by Total Roofing and Construction

Contact Us for Professional Roofing Services in Greater Chicago

TRC is a second-generation family-owned and -operated business with a legacy of five-star customer service in Indiana and Illinois since 1985. When you need a metal roofing solution, our team of experienced experts will go the extra mile.

Want to find out more? Schedule an appointment online for a free inspection of your roof or connect with a member of our team by phone at 708-201-7550.