(ANGIE'S LIST) - Putting a new roof on your home is a big investment. If you want one that's really going to last, you might want to consider metal roofing. It's available in numerous styles and colors and can look like wood, slate or even asphalt shingles.
Homeowner Douglas Wood says "We chose the metal roof for its look. Very Florida-like. For its longevity and maintenance-free."
Metal roofs can cost two to three times as much as asphalt shingles, but properly installed, can last 30 to 50 years.
Angie's List says you should make sure your roofing contractor has plenty of experience installing metal roofs and don't forget to ask about insurance.
As you weigh the pros and cons of metal roofing -- Angie's List says don't forget to check with your homeowner's association and your city to find out if metal roofs are allowed in your neighborhood.