A metal roof is one of the best investments you can make to boost your home’s value. Delivering attractiveness , durability, energy efficiency and environmental sustainability—metal roofing offers benefits for any size home in every region of the country.
Metal roofing can last over 30 years and in many cases doesn’t require a lot of maintenance over the course of its lifespan. Asphalt roofing, on the other hand, will typically need to be replaced every 15-20 years depending on the quality of material. While the initial cost of metal is usually higher than asphalt, metal roofing can actually end up saving you time and money over the long haul. Also, many metal roofing products are offered with lifetime warranties of 30+ years and helps you save on Energy.
Homeowners who renovate their home with metal roofing are typically able to recover a higher rate of the cost of the roof. According to national averages that figure is around 85.9% and for homes in the Eastern region that average is 95.5%! Homes with a metal roof see approximately around 6% resale value gain over homes roofed with asphalt. In some states, a metal roof can even lower your homeowner’s insurance by up to 35%.
While your neighbors may re-roof their home many times, a high-quality metal roof may be the last roof you’ll ever need. Resistant to cracking, shrinking and eroding, metal roofing systems can also withstand extreme weather conditions including heavy snow loads, hailstorms, and wildfires.
A quality metal roof properly installed can withstand just about anything that Mother Nature can throw at it. Unlike asphalt roofs which require regular maintenance to replace broken or deteriorating shingles as well as moss and algae removal, metal roofing requires minimal upkeep. Ensuring your metal roof is free from debris and a once-yearly inspection for minor maintenance items such as cleaning and paint touch up is typically all that is needed to keep your metal roof in tip-top shape.