When it’s about your roof, you can’t just settle with the cheapest option. Roofing is an investment that can either add or lose value from your home and the least expensive jobs may not be the best in quality. To get the best in roofing you must be prepared to pay a little more, purchase the best materials and hire the most qualified contractors. Steel shingles are not a cheap option but there are versions considered more affordable. Corrugated steel shingles are the least expensive metal roofing option but they are very thin and must be installed with screws that require regular tightening and re-tightening. Asphalt shingles are the cheapest non-metal option but they require frequent replacement.
Should You Invest in a Metal Roof?
The upside of a metal roof is that it lasts longer; you just need to get the right quality materials. Metal roofs can last up to 50 years on average so long as the installation is done correctly and maintenance is regular. Asphalt shingles require maintenance much more often and individual shingles will need to be replaced all the time. With less frequent repairs and replacement, metal roofing is a much better overall investment.
Is it Worth Investing in a Metal Roof if you don’t Plan on Living there for Long?
This is a common question from building owners. The answer is yes. Even if you move out long before the lifespan of the metal roof is up, the value of that roof to the building can be recouped in the sale price. Metal roofing adds additional benefit to the overall building value. If the buyers need convincing, remind them that metal roofing is reflective so they will save on energy costs and their maintenance will be drastically reduced by having this type of roofing.
While it’s true that metal roofing will cost you more upfront, the savings will become evident later on. Your energy consumption will be lower, utility bills will be cheaper, and you will not have to replace the roofing for a long time. Other roofing materials need much more frequent maintenance and replacement, so as long as the installation is done correctly, a metal roof will take care of you for much longer. Investing in metal roofing may seem disconcerting, but we assure you it’s worth the investment. Contact us today to discuss your metal roofing options!