Metal Roofing is more expensive right?
If you want a one worded answer to your questions, Yes, Metal roofing has a higher upfront cost than composition roofing. However if we dig a little deeper we find that over its lifespan a properly installed metal roofing system will actually make you money over time. You’re thinking I’m crazy right, or that I’m trying to hard sell you here, but its actually true, here’s how.
Increase in home value.
On average a metal roof increases the value of a home by 1-6%. Let’s think about that, if your home is worth $250,000, and let’s go crazy and say you get the high end of the spectrum at 6%, that comes out to an increase in total value of $15,000. If that’s the case, that 15,000 dollars will either eliminate or knock a huge chunk of the upfront cost difference between a shingle roof and a metal one.
Most composition roofing will only last up to 20 years. That number is of course barring any significant storm damage, or rot, or wind damage, or any other factors contributing to degradation. Metal roofing has been proven time and time again to last in many cases 50+ years. That’s double and in some cases triple the lifespan of a composition roof. So what does that mean to you, in the time your metal roof would sit on your house you could potentially have to replace a composition roof THREE TIMES! I’m not even going to go into the math on that because its staggering.
Energy Cost Savings.
Did you know that asphalt based shingles actually absorb and hold heat, Imagine a scalding hot blacktop road sitting on top of your house in august in Texas, because what is up there is not that far from the truth. Have you ever looked at a shingle? IT’S BLACK ON THE BOTTOM! Of course it’s going to absorb and hold heat. Which in turn is going to lead to higher energy cost and less efficiency for your home. Now, what if i told you that our Standing Seam Panel, in our darkest available color, still has a Solar Reflectivity rating of 0.26, (for reference white has 0.76). Bottom line metal roofing will help heat and cool your home more efficiently and save you money on energy costs far more effectively than composition roofing.
I’m sure it’s obvious by the above, we’re really passionate about metal roofing. We truly do believe its the best possible roofing system you can have on your home. We want to do whatever we can to help you acquire the roof you deserve at a price you can afford. With Financing terms to fit your budget available let us help you protect your home and family with the best. Call today or send us a message on Facebook, or send us an email.