Is The Cost Of Metal Roofing Worth It? Yes -- And Here's Why
By Ryan McCall - www.durablemetalroofs.com
The cost of metal roofing can put many homeowners off at first. Not only is the
ticket price higher than other roofing materials like asphalt shingles, but it
generally costs more to install a metal roof. But is this higher price worth it?
It is well worth it. Why? Because your metal roof offers you numerous benefits
and savings in the long run... far more than traditional roofing materials. Not only
will a metal roof last longer and offer better protection, it can also lower your
home insurance, increase your property value and reduce your energy bills.
What's more, a metal roof has a lower life-cycle cost than other roofing types.
Lower Home Insurance
When you have a metal roof, you are protecting your home against damage
from inclement weather and natural disasters. Metal withstands wind, rain, snow
and hail far better, and for far longer, than traditional roofs do. You are far less
likely to experience leaking or flooding, or collapse due to heavy snowfall. Also,
metal is not going to catch fire.
Because of these benefits, your insurance company may offer you lower
premiums, as you are basically fire and damage-proofing your home with a
metal roof. Of course, this varies from state to state, so be sure to ask your
insurance representative about any benefits or discounts available to you.
Increased Property Value
If you expect to sell your home at some point, a metal roof can help. Because
they are so durable and long-lasting (most warranties start at 50 years) and
require little to no maintenance, a metal roof can seriously boost your home's
market value for resale. Rather than depreciating, you can expect to recoup
around 75% to 95% of your initial installation costs.
Lower Energy Bills
Asphalt roofs actually absorb sunlight, which means they store heat... and that
means your home requires more energy to keep it cool. Metal roofs, on the
other hand, reflect the sun and as such can redu