Homestead Roofing Company - Ridgewood and North Jersey Roofers

Commercial Metal Roofing

Providing Metal Roofing Installation, Repair & Replacement for Over 85 Years

Beautiful and enduring, metal roofing is highly valued as one of the top renovation-friendly building materials and it can last a lifetime. Non-metal roofing begins to deteriorate as soon as it is installed and exposed to normal weather such as UV rays, high wind, and severe temperature changes. The average non-metal roof lasts only 15 to 20 years; whereas a metal roof can last 2-3 times that. In many cases, it will be the last roof you ever install on your home or commercial building.

Our metal roofing process always begins with an interview with one of our experts, because we want to get a complete understanding of your roofing needs so that we can offer solutions that meet both your budget and requirements.

For over 85 years, Homestead Roofing Company has specialized in metal roofing for residential and commercial buildings. We are a fully licensed and insured roofing company that offers competitive rates, the highest quality materials and good old-fashioned customer service coupled with expert, experienced roofers. We are located in Ridgewood, NJ but service residents in Bergen, Passaic, and Morris Counties.

Benefits of Metal Roofing:

There is a reason metal roofing is one of the fastest growing parts of the roofing industry. Here are a few benefits of metal roofing systems:

  • Valuable investment – can increase the resale value of your home or building
  • Long-lasting – in some areas it can last more than 75 years
  • A wide assortment of colors and finishes
  • Energy efficient – can save up to 40% on your annual energy bills
  • Superior strength and durability
  • Wind resistant up to 140 mph
  • Fireproof
  • Long warranties – 30-50 year manufacturer warranty

While a premium metal roof can cost more initially than other roofing types it is a good investment in the long run primarily due to the durability, superior strength, long warranties, and energy efficiency.

Over the last 20 years, new types of metal roofing materials have hit the market that is a far cry from the corrugated “tin” barn roofs that leap to mind when thinking of metal roofing. They are high-tech metal roofs that are durable, fire-resistant, lightweight and look great on residential homes. In fact, metal roofs can now look like common roofing types such as:

  • Asphalt Shingle
  • Clay Tile
  • Cedar Shake
  • Slate

Now you can get a new roof that can match your house, neighborhood or commercial building with a roof that is lightweight, low maintenance, long-lasting, energy efficient, eco-friendly, and can withstand severe weather conditions.

How much does a new metal roof cost? Is it more costly than other types of roofing?

Before we could provide you with an estimate on the cost of a new metal roof installation for your home or building we need to know the style of metal roof you’d like and the pitch of your homes roof. The shape and pitch of your roof will greatly influence the estimated installation cost.

Because of the premium quality of the materials, metal roofing systems can cost roughly 2-3 times what an asphalt shingle roof costs. The cost is comparable to tile or cedar shake roofing. However, keep in mind when examining the financial cost of this roof compared to other roofs that metal roofing comes with a 30-50 year warranty, adds resale value to your home or commercial building, reduces your energy bills, and can last a lifetime. While the initial cost may be higher than other roofing types, the long-term value averages out the cost.

How long does a metal roof last?

Most metal roofs last 40-60 years or more. This is 2-3 times longer than other roofing types such as asphalt shingle which only lasts 12-20 years. Whereas roofs like asphalt shingle begin to deteriorate immediately after installation as they are exposed to normal weather conditions, metal roofing does not deteriorate due to weather conditions.

What are the pros and cons of metal roofing?


  • Long-lasting (approximately 40-60 years or more)
  • Lightweight
  • Some types can be applied over your existing roof (no tear-off or additional support needed)
  • Weather resistant – seals out water; survives high winds; easily sheds snow
  • Fire resistant
  • Quick and easy to install
  • Energy efficient
  • Maximum shedding of rain and snow


  • Initial cost (initially more costly than other types of roofing but long durability and low maintenance evens out the cost in the long run)
  • Noise (can be noisier than slate or tile but adding structural barriers can minimize noise)
  • Modifications (if installed in large panels small repairs are more difficult to replace if damaged than individual shingles and can be hard to match colors after 10 or 20 years)
  • Denting (some types are more prone to denting but others are guaranteed to not dent)

Does metal roofing last through extreme weather?

One of the major benefits of metal roofing, particularly in the Northeast where the weather can be brutal, is that it can stand decades of abuse from extreme weather such as high winds, heavy snow, hail storms and even wildfires. In fact, metal roofing can withstand wind gusts up to 140mph. In locations with heavy snow, like northern NJ some years, metal roofing systems have been the choice of homeowners and commercial building owners for years as it can shed snow fast, protect the structural integrity of the home or building, and eliminate ice damming at the eves so water can’t back up and collect under the roof and leak into your home or building.

Is metal roofing noisier than other types of roofing?

When installed properly with solid sheathing, the noise from rain, hail and bad weather will be just as quiet as with other roofing types if not better.

How does metal roofing compare to asphalt shingle roofing?

One of the biggest differences between metal roofing and asphalt shingle roofing is the longevity and durability of metal roofing compared to asphalt shingle roofing. Metal roofs can last over 75 years whereas asphalt shingle roofing only lasts 12-20 years. One of the major reasons for this significant difference in lifespan results from the fact that asphalt shingle roofing begins to deteriorate as soon as it is exposed to normal weather conditions; metal roofing does not deteriorate. Shingle roofs are far more susceptible to severe weather than metal roofing.

However, in the short run, asphalt shingle roofing is kinder on your wallet than metal roofing. Many people choose asphalt shingle roofing simply due to the initial lower cost. Both types of roofing offer a variety of looks and can be easy to install. Metal roofing is also energy efficient and it is 100% recyclable whereas asphalt shingle roofing, which needs to be replaced more frequently, contributes to the estimated 20 billion waste to U.S. landfills.

If you are looking for an economically friendly and easy to repair roofing option then asphalt shingle may be right for you. But if you are looking for a long-lasting, energy efficient, eco-friendly, weather withstanding, aesthetically pleasing roof, and don’t mind a higher initial cost, then metal roofing is the way to go!

Homestead Roofing Company IconHomestead Roofing Company

533 Goffle Road, Ridgewood

4.1 53 reviews

  • Avatar LouAnn Rounseville ★★★★★ in the last week
    I chose Homestead Roofing Company to put a new shingled roof on my house in September. Martin and his crew did a FABULOUS job! Martin, the foreman, is so knowledgeable, and he makes sure everything is done right. Gene, the sales representative, … More did an excellent job explaining the work that would be done, the pricing, the guarantees, and the timing of the job.
    I'd had Homestead do my flat roof 2 years ago, so after getting 3 estimates for my shingled roof, I decided to go with them again.
    The work was excellent, the workmen were professional and polite, and they cleaned up afterward very well! I didn't find any nails in my driveway or in my lawn!
    I always got a prompt response on the phone when I called their office. The woman who answered the phone was polite and knowledgeable.
    I highly recommend Homestead Roofing Company.
  • Avatar Amy Vinopal ★★★★★ a month ago
    This was the only roofing company who would work on my tile roof, and I'm so happy I found them! They were prompt for appointments, professional and responsive when called, and did a great job on the roof in a timely manner. I highly … More recommend this company for all of your roofing concerns!
  • Avatar diane pirrera ★★★★★ a month ago
    Gene visited our home to inspect the work we needed completed to resolve a sky light leak. He was very informative, knowledgable and informed us it did not appear the repair was too severe. At no time did he make us feel pressured to … More choose Homestead. He assured us the remaining area of the roof looked in good shape thus avoiding an added expense.
    The day of the repair, the two repair men were extremely professional. I asked them to clean away some extra silicone left on the glass and it was done with no hesitation.
    Very glad we choose Homestead.
  • Avatar Dolores Goldberg ★★★★★ a month ago
    Called Homestead Roofing regarding a leak into my bathroom. They returned my call immediately, emailed an estimate and the work was done in a timely manner. Very professional and responsive - would highly recommend their services.
  • Avatar NJJeff14 ★★★★★ a month ago
    Gene and Homestead Roofing are great. Gene identified my roof issue and quickly and expeditiously went about getting the repairs scheduled and the work completed. I'm very satisfied with the work that was done.
  • Avatar Marc Lazarus ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    I live in the Eastside Historic District of Paterson. My house has a 100 year old slate roof with peaks and valleys and had several leaks. Homestead came twice to inspect the roof before quoting. All work was done as outlined in the quote … More and the area was left spotless. After 2 days of steady rain, not one issue has appeared. Now I can repair the ceilings and enjoy my house without buckets to catch the rain finding its way through missing slates.
  • Avatar Drew Nazimek ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Gene was responsive and provided a quote the next day for the repair work for a tree damaged eve. They were flexible with a revised work date after the power company missed their original window to secure the power line. When the date came, … More Gene arrived with the work crew to provide instructions. Work crew was efficient and courteous. Work was completed in an efficient manner and the crew did a good job of cleaning up. Would definitely use them again.
  • Avatar Alfons Strub ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Great job done by The Homestead people. Very professional.
    Appreciated Rich expertise and advise for a new roof and
    gutters. After 23 yerars things are looking food again.
    Recommend Homestead.
    Al Strub
  • Avatar robert kaufman ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    I’m a local real estate agent. I needed a quick estimate. I could not believe how quick they were able to respond. Could not have asked for a better estimate. Deal saved! Going forward, Homestead Roofing Company is my go to!! Highly recommend! … More
  • Avatar Michelle Nemiroff ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    I recently had my roof repaired and I am absolutely thrilled with the outstanding service and results. From the moment I contacted Homestead, their professionalism and expertise were evident. I called and that day, Richie promptly came … More over, assessed the damage and provided me with a detailed explanation of the necessary repairs. He's been doing this for so long he zeroed in on exactly what the issue was. The crew arrived two days later on time, rang my doorbell to introduce themselves, worked diligently, cleaned up everything and completed the project within the estimated timeframe. The quality of their workmanship is exceptional, and my roof now looks as good as new. I am grateful for their attention to detail, excellent communication, and commitment to customer satisfaction. I highly recommend Homestead for anyone in need of roof repairs.
  • Avatar Michelle Wickwire ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Homestead Roofing was excellent to work with! They were prompt, communicative, neat and professional. The pricing was extremely fair for the quality work. Anyone who needs a new roof would be remiss to choose anyone else to work with! … More
  • Avatar Jaime Behnke ★★★★★ a year ago
    I called Homestead to fix a leak in my roof and I couldn’t be happier with their service! I have an old house and it was difficult to determine exactly where the leak was stemming from. After the initial work was performed, my roof still … More leaked. Homestead showed up within hours of me calling to try something else. The work performed after their first attempt was at no additional cost. The owner also waited for several rain storms to pass to make sure the problem was fixed before accepting payment. Overall very professional, responsive and great work! I will definitely use and recommend them for any roofing needs.
  • Avatar john p ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    I have now used Homestead twice in 3 years for roof repairs and I cannot say enough about their quality of work. 3 years ago I had a leak above my sliding glass door. I had two roofing companies come and fix two separate areas of the … More roof and both did not work and cost an arm and a leg. I called Homestead for an estimate and what they thought it was and I showed them what was repaired already. They immediately knew the issue and had it fixed within 48 hours. I also just got them to repair some damage from a wind storm that was previously fixed by another company (Homestead was too busy to come asap). The estimate was very reasonable and the work was completed promptly and no more leaking inside my house. I'm not sure about the other negative reviews on google for Homestead but they have gained my trust going forward.