When it comes to your roofing, you cannot go bargain hunting or looking for the cheapest option. Roofing is an investment just as your building is, and it can either add or subtract value from your place. The cheapest jobs may not be the best quality. To get the best in roofing you should be prepared to pay a little more and to do some shopping for the best materials and most qualified and experienced contractors.
Are Metal Roofs Worth the Investment?
Steel shingles are not a cheap option but there are versions that are more affordable. Corrugated steel shingles are the cheapest metal roofing option but they are very thin. They also need to be installed with screws which require regular tightening and re-tightening and this can be cumbersome. Asphalt shingles are the cheapest non-metal option but they require frequent replacement which can add up in overall roofing costs. The benefit of a metal roof is that it will last longer, so long as you get the right quality materials. On average metal roofing can last up to 50 years when the installation is done properly and maintenance is kept up. Asphalt shingles require maintenance more frequently and individual shingles will need to be replaced all the time. With less frequent repairs and replacement, metal roofing is a much better investment in the long term.
Is it worth investing in a metal roof if you do not plan on living there for long? This is a common problem for building owners and the answer is yes. Even if you move out long before the lifespan of the metal roof is up, the value of that roof to the building can be recouped in the sale price you ask for. Metal roofing adds additional benefit to the overall building value. If your buyers need convincing, simply remind them that metal roofing is reflective which allows for savings on energy costs. While it is true that metal roofing will cost you more upfront, the savings will become crystal clear down the road. Your energy usage will be lower, utility bills will be lower, and you won’t have to worry about roof replacements for a long time, if ever. Other roofing materials require more frequent upkeep and replacement. If the installation is done right the first time, a metal roof will take care of you for much longer.
Investing in metal roofing may seem different, but we assure you it is worth the investment. Reach out to us today to discuss your metal roofing options.