The true cost of a metal roof vs. a traditional asphalt shingle roof is determined by not only comparing the retail cost of materials and installation. You should also factor in such things as Life-Cycle Costs, Energy Savings, Insurance Costs and Effects on Home Resale Value.
The following information is provided by The Metal Roofing Alliance, a not-for-profit coalition of companies in the metal roofing industry.
Life Cycle Costs
Thinking about a new roof? How would you feel about having to put on a new roof again 10 to 15 years from now?
With metal roofing, longevity is one of the top reasons consumers choose metal roofing for their homes. When configured and installed properly, metal roofing can last as long as fifty years or more, requiring very little maintenance and looking beautiful all the while.
But it isn’t just the dependability that people like, it’s the low life cycle cost. Few homeowners realize until after the fact that metal roofing can actually cost as little or less than asphalt roofing.
Since asphalt roofing needs to be replaced 2 – 4 times as often as metal roofing, you really need to multiply not only the initial cost of asphalt roofing materials but also the cost of asphalt roof repairs and re-installation costs, in order to compare to the typical “once-a-lifetime” metal roofing installation.
Add to this the energy savings every year, the lower insurance rates, and the higher re-sell value, and the advantages of metal roofing become obvious.
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