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Longevity Starts At The Top: The Top 5 Advantages Of Metal Roofing Longevity Starts At The Top: The Top 5 Advantages Of Metal Roofing

Longevity Starts At The Top: The Top 5 Advantages Of Metal Roofing

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.

  1. 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)
$11,951
Energy Savings N/A Energy Savings

(average savings figured from a bill that averages about $150/month over a 20 yr period of time)

$14,400
Insurance Savings N/A Insurance Savings

(average premium based on state of residency $540/yr – $1980/yr)

$3,240 –

$11,880

Actual Cost $54,156 Actual Savings $10,591 — $18,871

 

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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!

15 Comments Leave a comment!

  1. Kendall Ryder Commented on Aug 9, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    I had no idea that steel was one of the most recycled materials! That is a good thing to know because I would love to get a metal roof now! I love getting anything that is better for the environment. Plus, I like the fact that it can reduce my energy costs as well!

  2. Tony The Roofer Commented on Aug 23, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Great web site. A lot of helpful information here. I am sending it to some buddies ans additionally sharing in delicious. And obviously, thank you on your effort!

  3. Lillian Schaeffer Commented on Dec 8, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Thanks for bringing to my attention that metal roofing holds up really well in extreme weather. My roof is getting really old and outdated, and I want to replace it before it starts having problems with leaking. My area gets quite a few extreme storms every year, so perhaps it would be a good idea to have a metal one installed.

  4. Heather Reeves Commented on Dec 12, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Thank you for your contact Lillian! We would love to work with you to more fully explain the benefits of metal roofing in extreme weather. In case you have additional questions, our article “Anatomy of a Roof” may be of additional interest as well.

  5. Chase Bowman Commented on Dec 12, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    I have a question. Does cold weather like we have now impact on the effectiveness and quality of the installation of metal roof with bubble wrap?
    Should I wait until spring?

  6. Heather Reeves Commented on Dec 13, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Good Morning Chase! This is an excellent question. One that we often get. Metal roofs are one of the few styles of roofing materials that can easily be installed in the winter without any compromises to quality. A metal roof sheds water and ice, minimizing ice buildup on the roof. Also, the interlocking design prevents water from traveling upward. Cold weather also does not affect metal roofs, as they will not crack, curl or peel like may other roofing materials. Additionally, metal roofs are designed to allow for expansion and contraction, so outside temperatures are not a factor. Give us a call and we can answer any other questions you might have!

  7. Ridley Fitzgerald Commented on Dec 12, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    I appreciate the information about metal roofs here. I used to think that metal roofs looked like a barn, so it’s good to know that that isn’t true. I want to get one now, so I can have a blue roof!

  8. Matthew Pogue Commented on Mar 7, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Thanks for share roofing contractor information. I think there services are good quality.

  9. Caden Dahl Commented on Apr 4, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    I like how you mentioned that metal roofing costs are less than asphalt shingles over time. My wife and I are going to be building a house, and we plan on living there for the rest of our lives, so we’re looking for ways to reduce maintenance and energy costs. Maybe it would be a good idea to invest a little more into our roof so we can save money over time.

  10. Heather Reeves Commented on Apr 4, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Hi Caden! Thanks for the response! Though we specialize in metal and fiberglass roofing, we like to lay out all the options for an informed consumer decision. Many of our customers have seen a reduction in their energy costs and overall maintenance costs when they switched to a metal roof. Additionally, most also see discounts in their homeowners insurance given our Class A fire rating. Give us a call when you are ready to get started!

  11. Jade Brunet Commented on May 11, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Metal roofing sounds like a good option because of its innovative rust-proof technology. It would be great to have minimal maintenance when it comes to your roof. My dad says that one should hire a roofing company that is insured and bonded so that your property is protected during the project.

  12. Heather Reeves Commented on May 18, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Hi Jade! Yes, Metal roofing is a great option due to it’s longevity and also it’s class A fire rating! Your dad is absolutely right in his advice- all of our installers are not only bonded and insured but have years of experience in this industry!

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