Is Investing in a Metal Roof Worth It?

June 25, 2020

Putting a new roof on your home is probably one of the most dreaded home repairs you can make. It’s no secret that a new roof isn’t easy on the wallet. Although it’s a sizable investment, it can have huge benefits for your home, especially its resale value.

If you’re in the market for a new roof, why not consider a metal roof over the more traditional asphalt single style? Although the price of a metal roof is higher than shingles, the ROI on metal roofing cannot be understated.

Want to know more? Read on to learn about the cost of a metal roof and its ROI here.

Resale Value

While a new roof might not necessarily increase your resale value, it can be an attractive addition to your real estate listing. In a buyer’s market, many buyers will not even consider a home that’s going to need a new roof in the immediate future. Noting that you have just replaced the roof could be a selling point that tips in your favor.

A metal roof might be even more attractive than an asphalt shingle roof. Not only does it have a longer life expectancy, but it can also reduce your energy costs. A new roof that won’t have to be replaced for decades plus savings on energy bills will likely be attractive to every buyer.

Energy Costs

Metal roofs deflect the sun, rather than absorb it, which means your air conditioner doesn’t have to work as hard. Not only do metal roofs reduce cooling costs, but they can also keep more heat in your home. It’s estimated that metal roofs can reduce energy costs by 25 percent.

You’ll experience a metal roofing ROI every month when you get your energy bills. Bailey’s Roofing can help you understand how a metal roof can improve your energy efficiency.

Life Expectancy

Traditional shingle roofs have a life expectancy of 15-20 years. It could be even less depending on the location and weather. Extreme weather can cut that life expectancy significantly.

Metal roofs, on the other hand, can last a whopping 40 to 70 years. If you have a 30-year mortgage, you’ll likely pay the home off long before you need to replace the roof, especially if you build the home and add a metal roof.

Durability

Metal roofs are much more durable than asphalt shingle roofs, as they can sustain much higher winds, they don’t corrode or crack, are resistant to termites or other pests, are fire-resistant, and won’t rot.

Not only are the roofs durable, Bailey’s Roofing stands behind their work and provides a labor warranty in addition to the manufacturer’s warranty.

Environmentally Friendly

Every year, 11 million tons of asphalt shingle waste is generated in the US. Much of this will end up in landfills as recycling asphalt shingles is expensive, few facilities do it, and it is very energy-intensive.

Metal roofs do not pose these problems. Since they have such a long life expectancy, there is much less metal roof waste than asphalt shingles. Further, when they are replaced, the metal can be recycled.

Is the ROI Worth the Cost of a Metal Roof?

The cost of a metal roof is well worth the ROI. While there are direct financial benefits in fewer repairs and replacements as well as reduced energy costs, there are also significant benefits to you and your family’s safety as well as the environment.

If you are in the market for a new roof and are considering metal, get in touch with us at Bailey’s Roofing today. We’ll give you a free estimate and present all of your roofing options to you.

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