In our last blog, we gave a little introduction to some of the many merits of a metal roof. Now we’d like to look at some of the specifics of why a metal roof is a truly cost-effective option for your home. When the time comes to replace the roofing on your Austin area home, choosing which material best meets your needs will have significant short and long term effects on your home and pocketbook. While the initial cost of metal roofing is higher than asphalt shingles, its long life span, excellent, maintenance free durability and attractive options allow you to easily recoup your additional upfront costs over the lifespan of a new metal roof.
Metal Roofing is Economical Over the Course of its Lifespan
Although asphalt shingles are still the most commonly used roofing material in the U.S., their relatively short lifespan of 15-20 years and higher maintenance requirements are making other materials such as metal much more attractive to homeowners interested in a long term investment that will increase the overall value of their home.
On average, the cost of metal roofing is about 30% higher than shingles, but with a lifespan of 30-50 years, one can easily see how the overall cost per year is far lower. Naturally, the cost of your new roof will depend upon the size of your roof, its pitch, etc., but if a new shingled roof will cost you $6000, for example, you can expect that the cost of metal roofing would be a bit less than $8000 upfront.
Durability, Beauty, and Eco-Friendly Materials Make Metal the Way to Go
Metal roofing has additional benefits besides being more affordable than shingles when comparing the lifespan of each material, including:
- Home insurance discounts due to the fireproof nature of metal. Over the course of 30-50 years, this can amount to a significant savings.
- A huge variety of styles and colors to meet the needs of even the most particular homeowner. Some new metal roof styles are even designed to mimic the appearance of traditional shingles, and their bright colors add curb appeal to your home.
- Extreme durability which requires practically zero maintenance in all weather conditions.
- Reduced use of energy intensive materials such as shingles; additionally, because metal roofs are recyclable and long-lived, they are considered a more eco-friendly choice from the initial manufacturing stage to the end of their lifespan.
If you are in the Austin area and would like to discuss the cost of metal roofing with a professional, give us a call at Quality Roofing, where “Our experience assures you quality, our service assures you satisfaction.”