One of the biggest advantages to owning a metal roof is the fact that they simply last longer. But that on its face is simply a surface benefit. The longevity of metal roofs is something that can pay for itself many times over –and some of those deeper benefits are what we’re here to discuss today.
Let’s jump right in!
Are metal roofs really good for a lifetime?
Yes! Most metal roofs – especially the higher end roofs such as metal shingles/tiles and standing seams – are lifetime systems. That means that so long as it’s properly installed, you’re not going to have to install another roof on your home ever again. That in itself makes it worth while.
OK, but what’s the total lifespan, honestly
Again, it depends a bit on the system you installed, but standards numbers are as follows: For aluminum or steel shingles, you’ll get around 50 years and up. Copper and zinc roofs often last well past 100 years. So doing the simple math – an a-typical metal roof lasts anywhere from 3-7 times longer than other forms of roofing, which is usually on the 12-17 year aging scale.
The lifecycle cost is significantly lower
Because metal roofs have exceptional longevity, the life cycle cost is extremely low. Sure, you’re 100% going to spend more on a metal roof up front than you would on asphalt shingles. But in the long run, you’re going to save an incredible amount of money just by virtue of not having to continuously install more roofs.
The warranties are even better
Most manufacturers worth their salt will offer you with a warranty that last anywhere from 30-50 years. Installers will also provide you with one, meaning that in the unlikely even that something DOES happen – that you’re totally covered. So not only is the investment a better long-term play, it’s a much safer play than traditional roofing systems.
At the end of the day – installing a metal roof isn’t just about the quality of the roof itself, it’s about the longevity as well.