When it comes to any home improvement project there are many decisions that need to be made. One decision that often plagues homeowners is with choosing materials. This is true whether you are remodeling your bathroom or replacing your homes roof. The materials you choose can make the difference between the success or failure of your home improvement. Using quality materials and experienced contractors, especially in roofing, will determine the lifespan of your renovation.
A perfect example of this is happens to be when choosing between metal or asphalt when roofing. A metal roof, installed by an experienced roofing contractor, can increase the lifespan of your homes roof from fifteen years to forty plus years. Consider the following advantages of metal roofing when replacing your homes roof.
Durability:Metal roofing has one major advantage over other roofing materials. Metal is more durable than any other material that can be used to replace your homes roof. The lifespan of a metal roof is upwards of forty years while asphalt roofs may only last about fifteen years.
Variety: When replacing your homes roof it is important to match the aesthetics of your home and neighborhood. You want your roof to stand out from other homes in the area without being a neighborhood eyesore. Metal roofing comes in a variety of styles and colors to compliment your home’s exterior.
Eco-Friendly: Metal roofing is made up of nearly sixty percent recycled materials. Approximately twenty billion pounds of asphalt shingling is dumped into landfills each year. This type of waste is not beneficial to the environment. If you choose metal over asphalt it is important to note that instead of removing the asphalt shingles the metal roof can be installed directly on top of them. You will not be contributing to the waste that is filling up the limited space available in landfills.
Value:Metal roofing saves money over asphalt in that it has an increased lifespan, discounts on homeowner’s insurance and decreased utility bills thus increasing the overall value of metal roofing. Metal roofing is fire resistant and does not deteriorate over time. This allows insurance companies to offer policies at up to a thirty five percent discount. Utilities bills are lower yearly as well because metal roofing is efficient in keeping heat in when it is cold outside or cool air in when it is hot. Metal roofing improves the overall value by adding equity to the sale price when you go to sell your home.