For a long time, the main choice for roofing materials was asphalt shingles, while other options were few. If you want a different roofing material, you'd better be prepared to pay at a higher cost.
Most metal roofs are limited to commercial buildings or very cool, very expensive architect-driven residential structures. Will the standing seam metal roof replace the composite shingle as the preferred roofing material?
Now they seem to suddenly appear in every neighborhood. Metal roofs have become the most popular roofing material.
Advantages of a standing seam metal roof: