Is Metal Roofing Worth It?
It looks neat and shiny, but will it cost a pretty penny?
Standing out from the Crowd
Most people will notice a metal roof in a row of houses. It looks pristine, slightly futuristic and has a look that stays untarnished. That roof may look expensive, but how expensive is it and how long will it last? Ever since the U.S. Mint in New Orleans decided on a metal roof in 1857, the metal roof is known for inducing envy. It looks fantastic and can now be installed in a variety of different colors. It was once the preserve of commercial roofing but now more and more people are asking for metal on residential roofs.
You Get What You Pay For
In the last twenty years we have been bombarded by cheap imports. All kinds of items have been imported from abroad at a fraction of the prices we paid two decades ago. But in recent years, everyone has noticed that imported goods often equal low-quality items. From clothes that start to fall apart after one wash to writing pads with paper so thin the ink goes straight through. We are all learning that we should pay a little more if we want quality over quantity. With that in mind, metal roofing may be an initially expensive outlay but it can save money in the long run.
The Average Roof
Many properties will opt for cheaper asphalt roofing. It is an understandable and cheaper option to use asphalt. When the initial outlay of money is considered, the life of a typical asphalt roofing can be anywhere between ten and twenty years. Metal roofing, however, can last for up to fifty years or longer. That means a metal roof lasting sixty years will save having to re-roof with asphalt three times. In terms of price, even if the metal option costs twice as much it would still work out cheaper in the long run. Always ensure that, whether living in Sterling Heights or Chesterfield Twp., a quote is sought from a professional experienced in metal roofing.
Are There More Benefits?
As well as long term value for money, using metal can also provide the following:
- The ability to keep out insects and not be affected by rot.
- Resistance to fire and high winds.
- It reflects heat from the sun, saving money on using AC too much.
For those looking to settle down into one property for a long time, metal roofing is very cost-effective. It also has an unmatched aesthetic appeal. If a property wants to stand out from the crowd, then investing in metal over asphalt is the best bet.
Kanga Roof is the expert in metal roofing. Contact us today at 586-566-0710 for commercial roofs or 586-566-0308 for residential roofs.