The roofing system of your home is one of the best defenses against harsh weather and with spring right around the corner it’s the perfect time to assess the condition of your roof. Whether you are building a new house or renovating your current home, there’s no denying that the benefits of a metal roofing system far outweigh that of a typical asphalt roof. And here at Royal Home Improvement we wanted to take a moment to share four reasons why you should have a metal roof installed on your home. Durability, energy efficiency, ease of installation, and increased property value, are all major benefits to having a metal roofing system installed on your home.
When it comes to the benefits of a metal roofing system it’s no surprise that durability is at the top of the list. The long lifespan is one of the main reasons why most homeowners make the switch from asphalt shingles. In fact, higher end metal roofs such as metal shingles/tiles typically last a lifetime, because of their exceptional durability and longevity. The strength of metal roofing is incomparable to asphalt because metal will not rot, split, crack, or chip, unlike typical roofing systems. Meaning that a metal roof that is properly installed will provide a lifetime of freedom from roofing maintenance and protect your home from the extreme heat, wind, rain, and even fire.
The initial cost of a metal roof installation is typically higher than that of an asphalt roofing system. However, the money you save on your energy bill every month can reimburse you for the initial cost. With metal being one of the most energy efficient materials in the industry the energy savings can be substantial. Asphalt shingles absorb a lot of heat and that heat does not stop at the roof; it makes its way into the structure and increases the temperature inside your home. Metal roofs on the other hand reflect heat away from your home, which can lead to significant reduction in your homes summer cooling bills. Making this the perfect time of year to have a metal roofing system installed before the summer heat arrives.
Ease of Installation
Metal roofing materials typically come in larger sections than asphalt shingles, which means that roofing contractors require less time to complete a metal roof installation than an asphalt roof. Also, in many cases metal materials can be installed over existing roof materials without tearing off shingles. While shingle removal is preferred before installing a metal roof, tear-off is messy, time consuming, and raises the cost of the job. Be sure to check local building codes before having a metal roof installed directly over old shingles. Some jurisdictions may require full tear-off of the of the old roof before a new roof can be installed.
Increase Property Value
Whether you are planning to sell your home or stay there for years and years, it’s never too early to start thinking about property value. And with home renovations being the key to increasing property value, replacing that old asphalt roof with a new metal roof is a wise investment. While the initial cost for a metal roofing installation is higher than that of a typical asphalt roof, the future return on investment outweighs the upfront cost. For example, asphalt shingles decay, chip, and stain over time, but metal roofing systems are so durable that they last a lifetime.
From enhanced durability, energy efficiency, ease of installation, and increased property value; having a metal roofing system installed is one of the best investments you can make. And here at Royal Home Improvement we wanted to take a moment to share four reasons why you should have a metal roof installed on your home. If you’ve been thinking about updating your home than make your next roof a metal roof. Give us a call today to schedule your free quote and in-home estimate for the last roof you’ll ever need. Call Royal Home Improvement at 1-800-414-4806 for a job you can depend on.