What is your first thought when you think of a metal roof? Many will immediately think of the noise that a rainstorm on a metal roof will cause, and this might be because their only experience with a metal roof is on a shed or something similar. Having a metal roof on your home is a completely different experience though.
For one thing, a metal roof with solid sheathing will not generate any more noise than any other roofing material in a rainstorm. Metal roofs have gotten more popular with the improvement in price and availability. A metal roof is fairly sturdy and can last for a long time with proper care. Your biggest enemy is rust. While your roof should be treated to resist rust, scratches and dents could remove this protection. Because of this, you should make sure that there isn’t water collecting after rainstorms which just sits on your roof. Remove collections of leaves and branches that will retain water. You should also cut back branches that could fall on your roof.