Your current roof very well could be the root of your headaches these days. So, consider a few metal roofing reasons for and against, this energy efficient roofing material.
Rain beating down on a metal roof could be something as relaxing as listening to the ocean sway back and forth, but that’s not a great reason (nor can one hear it that well through all that insulation!) for its popularity on homes and commercial buildings. There is an ever growing number of people that are installing metal roofing products during new construction and roofing replacement projects. The facts according to McGraw-Hill Construction and Analytics shows an estimate of 750,000 U.S. homeowners choosing metal roofing products like ours, for their residences since 2015. That steadily increasing number, indicates that roughly 11 percent of the roofing products are a second choice favorite, only too common asphalt shingles.
WHY Metal Roofing is better: Metal roofs are durable and long-lasting.
By and far the reason metal roofing is so popular is because of the material’s long lifespan. That reason is the primary reason why most homeowners make the switch. New homes and existing homes alike are being outfitted with metal roofing for this reason. The recent survey by McGraw-Hill, shows that roughly 26.5% of homeowners listed longevity as the sole reason for paying a little more for metal, and an additional 22% mentioned that they were more impressed with its strength. A metal roof installed by an expert contractor will typically last for an expected lifespan between 40 and 70 years. Often times they come with a 35 to 50-year manufacturer’s warranty like ours to make the decision simple. In comparison to asphalt’s 15-20 year lifespan, this makes it easy to choose metal roofing. Since metal has super high durability, its ability to withstand harsh environments is huge—Lack of corrosion due to rust inhibitors- Ability to handle 140 mph wind gusts!
Price: Metal roofing material can be more costly.
Since the material is much more durable, the expense of the product may be a little higher per square foot. This material can run from $122 to $920 per “square” of material (100 sq Ft), according to current home remodeling estimates. This price range however, is comparable to other premium roofing products. Some of the exotic “higher-end” roofing metals could run as high as 10 times the cost of cheap asphalt shingles. The cost of installation of higher end products is also more expensive than other types of asphalt shingles etc. due to the specialized equipment, training, knowledge, and tools required to do the job. Even the high end roofing materials will retain their value after installation. The saying goes, “You get what you pay for”, and it couldn’t be more true with metal roofing materials. These products will last as long as you will on a home or building. One project for the rest of your life vs 3-4 asphalt roofing projects? The choice is quite simple.