How Metal Roofing Can Save You Money
When selecting a new roof to place on a building, the owner is faced with an increasing variety of roofing options. Recently, the two most popular roofing options an owner is faced with is an asphalt roof, or a metal roof. While asphalt roofing remains the most popular roofing material, metal roofing has increased in demand by about 3% per year over the last three years in the residential retrofit market. This increase in metal roofing demand is certainly a result of the increased knowledge about the benefits of metal roofing. So, how can metal roofing save you money? Continue reading this article by Metal Roofing Solutions to find how how you can save in the short term and the long term!
How to save in the short term…
Immediately upon the installation of metal roof, many homeowners can reap the benefits. Due to inherent qualities of metal, along with coatings that are often bonded to the roof’s surface, metal roofs can reflect and re-emit nearly 90% of solar radiation. This is starkly different from asphalt shingles, which will absorb solar radiation and transfer heat generated into the interior of the building and your HVAC will in turn have to consume more energy to keep your home at a stable temperature. In addition to savings from energy efficiency, you can save money with a metal roof in the short term in many other ways.
Installing a new roof is the top ranked exterior project to appeal to buyers, and the top ranked project to add value to a home for resale. In fact, installing a new roof adds enough value to a home that 45 percent of realtors have suggested sellers add new roofing before attempting to sell, with an impressive 32 percent claiming that a new roof most recently helped clinch a deal for them, resulting in a closed sale.
How to save in the long term…
The long-term benefits of a metal roof have been confirmed time and time again. Simply put, a metal roof will last almost 4-6 times longer than an asphalt roof. Statistically, asphalt roofs will need to be replaced every 9 to 12 years. Alternatively, many metal roofs consistently last longer than their typical warranty. Thus, a homeowner who opts for asphalt shingles will spend much more over a 50-year span than if they would have chosen a metal roof. In addition to their longer life span, metal roofs have been proven to require very little maintenance. This provides another advantage over asphalt shingles, which often require maintenance due to broken shingles, algae growth, and deterioration. Year after year, more and more homeowners are choosing metal roofing.
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