June 14, 2016 18 Comments
Are you interested in making your house more energy efficient, adding a unique and distinctive design element with the added benefit of the last roof you will ever need? Consider a metal roof.
The advantages of metal roofing allow homeowners to invest in their homes with products that will last a lifetime. We look to shed light on the benefits of cutting-edge metal roofing technology to those who may have never considered it, while addressing some of the most frequently asked questions with regard to this growing trend in the building materials industry.
- What Is The Cost Of Metal Roofing?
While the initial investment for a metal roof is more expensive than that of its traditional asphalt counterparts, over time, metal roofing costs can be economical with a high return on investment. In addition, there is an abundance of savings opportunities that will recoup some of the initial investment such as Energy Star tax credits, a reduction in energy costs, a decrease in homeowner’s insurance costs while increasing the resale value of your home.
Below is a chart of estimated costs and savings possible:
|Traditional Asphalt Roof||Metal Roof|
|Initial Investment||$13,425||Initial Investment||$19,000|
|10 years||$20,137||10 years||$0.00|
|20 years||$30,206||20 years||$0.00|
|Return On Investment
(National Average 2015 mid-range project 71.6% – http://www.remodeling.hw.net/cost-vs-value/2015)
|$9,612||Return On Investment
(National Average 2015 mid-range project 62.9% – http://www.remodeling.hw.net/cost-vs-value/2015)
|Energy Savings||N/A||Energy Savings
(average savings figured from a bill that averages about $150/month over a 20 yr period of time)
|Insurance Savings||N/A||Insurance Savings
(average premium based on state of residency $540/yr – $1980/yr)
|Actual Cost||$54,156||Actual Savings||$10,591 — $18,871|
- Will The Style Make My House Look Like A Barn?
In a word, no. This misconception often comes from what is traditionally seen on commercial buildings. Residential metal roofing, however, offers a variety of distinctive, versatile designs with some that are reminiscent of traditional asphalt shingles. These beautifully crafted styles offer a multi-faceted appearance and allow for a broad range of colors, styles and inspiration that will rejuvenate the curb appeal of your home.
- What Makes These Environmentally Green & Energy Efficient?
Steel is one of the most recycled materials in the world, with more than 50% of the steel supply producing recycled content in the US. A new metal roof offers the advantage of being 100% recyclable, while being largely comprised of recycled materials itself. Ensuring this environmentally green, sustainable design will never end up in a landfill.
Additionally, due to solar reflectance and thermal emissivity, an Energy Star® qualified roofing style can dramatically lower the surface temperature by up to 50°F, which can lead to a significant reduction in your energy costs through the lifetime of the roof.
- What About Fire or Rust?
With traditional asphalt roofing, the roof can be at its most vulnerable. In a house fire, embers can quickly drift onto the roof, igniting the shingles as they go. This can be a catastrophic side effect. With metal roofing shingles, this is not an issue as they have a class A fire rating and are non-combustible. This means they are the most fire resistant.
With regard to rust, homeowners can rely on the innovative rust-proof technology that combines the strength of stone coated steel with the premium advantage of minimal maintenance.
- How Will Metal Roofing Hold Up In Extreme Weather?
Mother-Nature has had a remarkably fickle temperament in the last year. From bitter and snowy mid-west winters to torrential downpours at the start of spring and summer. Metal roofing is designed to withstand all environmental factors. With their lightweight durability, metal roofing shingles are crafted to resist rain, sleet, hail and snow. They are proven to easily shed snow and ice which protects the structural integrity of your home.
Your roof is the focal point, and the crown of your home. With the premium advantages of metal roofing and the lifecycle costs, stone coated steel roofing makes an attractive investment that lasts a lifetime. Give us a call today for your free estimate!