Should You Consider a Metal Roof?

Metal roofing

Metal roofs have gotten better in recent years. No longer are they only used on barns. Today, a metal roof can come in a variety of styles and even special. They can also look like wood, clay or slate. They can also be a beautiful addition to the exterior of your home because of this.

According to the Metal Roof Alliance “the average metal roof costs more than other roof types — $16,453 on average but a metal roof also offers a greater return on investment” which means great savings in the long run.

The initial cost may be more than a traditional asphalt shingle roof but homeowners will see a stronger life-cycle costing, so in the end, that means a metal roof will cost less because it lowers other costs and lasts longer. A metal roof will also save you money on your bills. Metal roofs can increase the value of your home too!

Consider a Metal Roof for Longevity

According to State Farm Insurance, “Metal roofs can last 40-70 years, depending on the material. Traditional asphalt roofing materials have an estimated life expectancy of roughly 12-20 years”. If you live in areas that experience high winds, you will also find a metal roof very durable. 

Scanning the web, you can see offers for metal roofs that come with warranties as long as 50 years. Some say they can actually last for much longer.

Depending on the area of the country you live in, some home insurance companies incentivize homeowners by offering discounts on homeowner’s policies because this type of roofing is storm-resistant properties.

Are they Noisy?

Despite some people’s opinions, a metal roof is no noisier than a traditional roof would be.  This is because a metal roof goes on top of a solid deck. The deck also has insulation under it. It also doesn’t attract lightning any more than an asphalt roof does. If you’re roof was to be hit by lightning, one of the biggest benefits of a metal roof is it will disperse the energy throughout the roof instead of being isolated to one spot where it can cause a fire which is a huge bonus if you live in states that are known for their thunder and lightning storms.

If you are thinking about replacing your roof with a metal roof find someone who has experience with metal roofs. They may also be able to create a cost-benefit analysis to help you make the right choice.