Residential metal roofing is the best option in the roofing industry to put on your home if you are staying put. But, if you think that you might move around in the future as you add to your family and/or change jobs, it makes sense to opt for some cheaper roofing solutions (not in all cases) and save up money for your forever home and get the best in lasting permanence… later on down the road.
If you plan to spend the rest of your life in your home you are in right now though, you should think about a permanent metal roofing solution that add value to your home while also making your home safer and more comfortable.
A metal roof is one of the best things that you can do to safeguard your home. Check out some of the top reasons to invest in a metal roof or metal shingles as a permanent roofing solution for your last home.
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Those choosing new roofs often want to know how long the roof will last because they want to know if they can get the most “life” back out of their investment. When you opt for just basic asphalt roof or single tag shingle, you’ll get a roof that lasts for around 15 to 20 years, though some companies will only provide a warranty that lasts for 5-10 years. This is because of the way asphalt warranties are written, which are heavily pro-rated so that if you were to make a claim, you new asphalt roof would be worth next to nothing.
Clay shingles are stronger but will still last for 25 years or less. Also with clay the weight of the material is very heavy and are prone to things like mold and moss. Residential metal roofing will last for a minimum of 50 years, but many of these roofs last even longer with a TRUE Lifetime Transferable Warranty. Compared to asphalt shingles that metal roof is really achieving your return on investment.
Very few people think about the risk of a fire breaking out in their homes or a fire spreading to any homes or buildings nearby, but this is one thing you should consider when choosing a new roof for your forever home. Wood is one of the worst roofing materials found during a fire. Even treated wood allows the flames to spread along the roof line and jump to any nearby areas. Metal roofing not only stops flames but also contains those flames. The metal will not bend or warp when exposed to high temperatures and will help keep the flames contained inside the home.
The cost of repairing a roof made from asphalt shingles is relatively cheap but can become quite expensive. This often occurs because the manufacturer stopped making the shingles. You’ll need to spend more to find new shingles that match those already on your home. The cost of repairing steel shingles is often much less expensive. Any dents or minor damage that you see are problems that you can usually overlook because that damage won’t interfere with the way the roof works. Getting a gutter gaurd installation done too, will really help with year to year roof maintenance.
One of the main problems associated with asphalt shingles is that those shingles can crack, warp, peel and rot. Any objects that strike the roof during a storm such as a tree branch that fell off a neighbor’s tree or the hail that falls can crack the shingles, which allows moisture to get under the shingles can cause some minor roof leaks. Asphalt shingles can also curl, which causes the edges of the shingles to curl up near the center. How often have you seen asphalt shingles laying on the ground after a really good wind storm? Metal roofing is not susceptible to any of these common types of roofing wear or holding up to mother nature.
When you own a home with an asphalt roof, you need to keep an eye out for common problems like mold or mildew growing on those shingles. Mold often appears once the humidity climbs and the roof stays wet or slick. Even if you do not see mold, you may see mildew forming after a series of storms pass over. Both mold and mildew can do serious damage to shingles and lead to tiles cracking and breaking. A metal roof is one that is resistant to both mold and mildew as well as other common problems.
Replacing your old roof with a brand new one made from asphalt shingles and other types of materials can easily cost $25,000 for a basic roof that doesn’t add much to your home. The cost of replacing your old roof with a metal one is often cheaper. You can choose basic steel shingles that have a special coating on the top that repels water to save even more. If you have more in your budget and want to make your home look more attractive, consider coated shingles, which feature a steel or metal core with stone used over the metal.
When installing a new roof, roofers will often remove all the old materials from the roof first. They then put down some type of material that protects the roof before installing the shingles on top. Not only does this increase your cost, but it also adds to the time it takes to install that roof. Metal roofing is easier to install because the roofers can put the new roofing materials directly on top of the roof and any materials already there. Depending on the size of your home, they may get the job done in a few days or less.
Asphalt shingles typically come in around 20 different colors options, and some manufacturers make even fewer colors. To get the exact shade that you want, you may need to spend extra on premium options. Ceramic tiles and other types of tiles used on a roof usually only come in basic or neutral colors based on the color of the base material used in making those tiles. With metal shingles, you can pick from more than 100 different colors. You can also choose shingles or panels that mimic the look of other roofing materials like wood or ceramic tiles.
Cleaning any other type of roof will require that you use special cleaning products that won’t break or damage the shingles. Ceramic tiles need cleaning products that won’t strip the chemicals off the surface. Residential metal roofing requires less maintenance because you can clean the roof with just some water. If the roof looks rough or needs renovated, painters can paint the roof to restore it.
Though you have a variety of options when it comes to roofing today, you should think about residential metal roofing. It might just be the last roof that you ever need for your home, contact us for your Free Metal Roofing Estimate.