Metal Shingle & Tile Manufacturers List & Website Directory

By Roof Online Staff • Last updated April 10, 2024

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Metal roof tiles designed to look like clay roof tiles.
Metal tile roof (image courtesy Classic Metal Roofing Systems)

Metal shingles and tiles are a type of roofing material designed to mimic the appearance of traditional roofing materials like wood shakes, clay tiles, and slate, while offering the lighter weight and lower cost of metal. Good quality metal shingle and tile roofs can last up to 75 years with minimal maintenance if they are installed properly.

What appear to be individual metal shingles and tiles are actually larger metal panels which are factory-formed from metal sheets, most often steel, although aluminum, copper, or zinc are also used. For the best performance and appearance over time, they should be treated with a high-performance coating like Kynar or other finishing material such as stone granules to resist weathering, fading colors, and corrosion.

Types of Metal Shingles and Tiles

  1. Steel Shingles/Tiles: These are the most common and are usually coated with zinc (galvanized) or a mix of aluminum and zinc (galvalume) to prevent rust. They can be finished with high-quality paint for color and additional protection.
  2. Aluminum Shingles/Tiles: Lightweight and immune to rust, aluminum shingles are especially suitable for coastal areas with salty air, which tends to corrode steel. They can also be painted in a variety of colors.
  3. Copper Tiles: Copper offers a distinctive look that matures over time, developing a green patina that adds a classic quality to a building. Copper is corrosion-resistant and one of the longest-lasting materials used in roofing.
  4. Zinc Tiles: While somewhat rare and expensive as a roofing material, zinc is highly durable and also very corrosion-resistant. It has a lower melting point than copper or aluminum, making it more energy-efficient to produce. Like copper, zinc also develops a protective patina, although zinc turns a dark gray, not green.

Important Considerations Before Buying

  • Local Climate: Ensure the material is suitable for your local weather conditions, such as heavy snow, high winds, or coastal salt spray. This can be particularly important when choosing between steel and aluminum.
  • Weight: Metal shingles are an extremely light-weight material and should definitely be considered if your roof structure can’t support a traditional slate or tile roof. If your roof was designed to hold asphalt shingles, you can almost certainly install metal shingles.
  • Color and Style: Choose a color and style that complements your home’s architecture and meets any homeowner association (HOA) rules. HOAs almost always have rules restricting roof color options.
  • Energy Efficiency: There are many, many metal roofing products with excellent energy ratings that can reflect sunlight, reduce cooling costs, and qualify for LEED credits or tax rebates.
  • Coating: The use of cheap coatings on what should be a long-lasting, good-looking roof is a common problem with metal roofing. Cheap coatings can flake off and fade far too soon, turning your roof into a disappointment. We normally recommend that our clients spend the extra money to get a high-end metal roof coating like Kynar or Hylar (PVDF) to preserve their investment. It’s worth it.
  • Warranty: Check the warranty details, including what is covered and for how long. With metal roofing, it’s especially important to read the warranty fine print that covers the coating. Many metal shingle manufacturers will actually offer two separate warranties, one for the metal panels, and another more limited one for the coating.
  • Installation Requirements: Professional installation by an expert, experienced installer is very important to a successful metal roof. This will affect the performance, the appearance, and the service life. Make sure to verify your contractor’s credentials.

Importance of a Reputable Manufacturer

  1. Quality Assurance: A reputable manufacturer is more likely to have strict quality control standards and produce high-quality metal shingles that consistently meet industry standards and perform as advertised.
  2. Warranty Support: Established manufacturers with good reputations will stand behind their products with good warranties, and are much more likely to still be in business to honor those warranties later on when you might need them.
  3. Product Range: Established manufacturers often offer a wider range of styles, colors, and finishes, allowing for greater customization.
  4. Technical Support: Reputable manufacturers typically have solid technical departments which you can contact for technical support and guidance on installation, maintenance, and repairs.
  5. Innovation: Leading manufacturers invest in research and development, which leads to better products, particularly better coatings. Metal roof coatings are constantly being improved for better lifespans and the prevention of color fading.
  6. Professional Network: Reputable manufacturers usually have a network of certified installers trained to properly install their products. Using a manufacturer-certified installer will help to ensure an optimal performance and service life for your new roofing system.


If you are a reputable and qualified metal shingle manufacturer and feel that we’ve overlooked your company, feel free to contact us to ask to be added to this list.

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