How to Spot It: Made from metal pieces and tiles, it's shiny, boasting bright colors with a uniform appearance.
Pro: Very durable, offering good upkeep in high winds and hail. Often chosen in green design because the roof can be made from recycled materials; metal reflects heat so it can trim energy costs too.
Con: The looks of metal rooftops aren't suitable for all residences. While they're pricey (ranging from $175 to $200 per 100 square feet), they can last 60 years. They can also be very loud when it rains or hails.
Upkeep: Minimal maintenance