Old homes have unique character and charm. The details of their design are simply unmatched and are unlike the cookie-cutter homes that are often built today. But do older homes retain their charm with newer features? What about a metal roof on an old house?

If you live in a home that is 50 years old or older, you know that it has a story that must be preserved. So, when it comes to updating things around the house — including the roof — it is important to uphold the home’s character.

Metal roof systems on old houses have a variety of benefits and are a beautiful option for older homes. Here are a few reasons why.

Metal roofing brings enhanced beauty to your older home.

The goal of any home update is to help preserve the home’s grandeur. Metal roofing is available in a variety of color and design options — from metal shakes, metal shingles, or standing-seam roofs.

We can help you visualize what your older home will look like with the variety of metal roofing styles, including our popular standing seam metal roof. That way, you can be sure your old home (18th century? 19th century? Older?!) keeps its elegance and historic charm.

Metal roofing is energy-efficient.

Older houses can be drafty. Sometimes, the insulation simply isn’t up to the standard of today’s newer homes. Metal roofs are a great choice over traditional roofing materials (asphalt shingles, wood shingles, asphalt roof deck, etc.), with roofs designed to be one of the most energy-efficient options out there.

In fact, today’s metal roofing products reflect the sun’s heat to keep your home cooler in the summer and will help keep the home more insulated in the winter, potentially helping save money on air conditioning bills.

Metal roofs are durable and long-lasting.

Older homes are built to stand the test of time. Whether you live in a historic home that is more than a century old, or you have a home that is a little bit newer than that, a metal roof will help preserve your home’s legacy.

In fact, metal roofing will last 50 years or more. Not to mention, they require little to no maintenance. Simply install and let it do its job of protecting your home and those inside of it.

At Mountaintop Metal Roofing, we are experienced in installing metal roofs on homes of all ages and styles. We treat each home with careful attention to detail.

Mountaintop Metal Roofing is your trusted expert for professionally installed, interlocking aluminum roofing systems. More and more people in the Portland OR and Seattle WA metro areas are discovering the benefits of metal roofs.

And with so many older homes in those cities, it’s no wonder that the curb appeal of our neighbors’ homes throughout the Northwest just gets better and better.

Call us today to schedule your appointment or to get a quote.