MRA Unveils Free Comprehensive Metal Roofing Buyer’s Guide for Homeowners

Contact: Darcie Meihoff, Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA), [email protected] or 971-998-3782


PORTLAND, Ore.—For homeowners, there's no question that putting on a new roof is a significant investment. Making a good choice is key to performance, reliability and long-term value for the dollar, while a poor decision can result in expensive repairs, or worse, having to re-roof again in just a few short years.

With that in mind, the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) released a comprehensive new Residential Metal Roofing Buyer's Guide. Available for free at, the 23-page guide takes homeowners through extensive details and process of how to choose, what to expect and how to make the right decision when it comes to selecting a new metal roof for their home.

"Metal roofs have been a top choice globally for many years, but in the U.S. and Canada, they've only recently become more mainstream," said Renee Ramey, Executive Director of the Metal Roofing Alliance. "Our research shows that metal roofs are now the second most popular roofing choice among homeowners. With so much interest, our goal is to provide comprehensive education and information to help anyone choosing a new roof for their home make a wise decision."

The new MRA Metal Roofing Buyer's Guide covers topics including:

  • How to know it's time for a new roof
  • Regional considerations/protection against severe climate conditions
  • Roofing materials comparisons
  • Metal roofing styles, colors and coatings
  • How to choose a quality metal roof
  • Performance capabilities
  • Understanding the roofing process
  • Warranties
  • Care and maintenance
  • Metal roofing project DIY checklist

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Designed to provide unbiased, factual information covering everything a homeowner may need to know about selecting a quality metal roof, the guide is available to be downloaded for free at

"Just like you wouldn't buy a new car without doing research and understanding the specs, performance capabilities and maintenance requirements, nor should anyone install a new roof without arming themselves with important details," Ramey said. "This new guide is meant to provide essential background and information to help all homeowners make an informed decision about one of the most important features of their home: their roof."

The new guide reinforces the importance of paying attention to attributes that go into a quality metal roofing job to help homeowners guard against inferior material from unknown sources that some unscrupulous installers try to pass off at a discount. As a nonprofit organization, Metal Roofing Alliance helps homeowners find quality installers by working with member metal roofing manufacturers, who vet contractors before they are qualified to become MRA members. MRA members advocate for quality metal roofing standards, designed to meet industry specs and codes to help ensure maximum protection, longevity and homeowner satisfaction.

"A good quality metal roof is made to stand the test of time and offer outstanding protection," said Ramey. "Ensuring homeowners understand what goes into a quality metal roof and can choose wisely is key to not only their long-term satisfaction, but to help protect the industry's outstanding reputation."

About Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA)

Representing metal roofing manufacturers in the United States and Canada, the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) was formed in 1998 as a nonprofit organization to help educate consumers about the many benefits of metal roofs. The main objective of MRA is to increase awareness of the beauty, durability and money-saving advantages of quality metal roofs among homeowners, as well as to provide support for metal roofing businesses and contractors. For more information, visit MRA.