Homeowners often question whether a metal roof is right for their home. The fact is that metal roofs can be a great addition to just about any home. The key consideration in making a decision is what the homeowner’s goals are with placing a new roof.
Here are the goals that normally will prompt a homeowner to buy a metal roof:
-The homeowner intends to stay in the home through at least one re-roofing cycle. Because residential roofing prices double about every ten years, the financial benefits of metal roofing really kick in once the homeowner has gone through one re-roofing cycle.
-The homeowner cares about the style and value of their home. Installing a metal roof will help keep a fresh look over the long term, make your home more beautiful, and also more valuable.
-The homeowner wants to do the right thing for the environment. The recycled content, sustainability, recyclability, and energy efficiency offered by metal roofing is unmatched by other materials.
-The home is located in an area prone to weather extremes. Metal roofing has a great track record and specific benefits such as low weight and interlocking panels make it very lasting in severe weather areas. If you live in an area prone to high winds, hurricanes, hail, blazing sun, ice, snow, earthquakes, or firestorms, metal roofing can offer abundant protection.
-A beautiful and unique metal rooff is a way to increase the character of one’s home.
-The home is older and you prefer to keep the old roof in place. The low weight of a metal roof can preserve the life of your home, and encourages its installation over old shingles, allowing homeowners to invest their money in a better roof rather than old roof removal and disposal.