Metal roofing is common in commercial properties. Durable and long-lasting, metal roofing can survive for decades. This roofing type can withstand fire, high winds, and water. Metal roofing can be installed much more quickly than other roofing types. This means the metal roofing installation cost is lower than that of many other roofs, due to fewer hours of labor. While the overall cost may be higher, it is well worth the investment when the longevity is considered. Metal roofing is lightweight and sheds snow easily. Your roof will thank you during snow filled Chicago winters. Unlike wood based shingles, metal roofing will not crack or warp, lowering your roofing repair costs. Popular types of metal for roofing include: copper, galvanized steel, tin, zinc, and aluminum.