Considering a Metal Roof

If a new roof is in your home's future, don't wait too long. Here's need-to-know information about considering one made of metal from the Metal Roofing Alliance.

By Gene And Katie Hamilton

Considering a Metal Roof

The Metal Roofing Alliance is a not-for-profit organization that informs homeowners about the benefits of a metal roof. If you’re in need of a new roof, here are some things to consider.

This is especially important if you plan to stay in your home for the long term because an investment in improvements and renovations that will stay the test of time and build equity are a priority.

The roof over your head is such an improvement. While it may not be the sexiest purchase, a new roof is critical for basic maintenance and future resale value when the time comes. But you don’t want re-roofing to be on the renovation list again in five years, so it’s important to evaluate durability and longevity when seeking a new roof.

There is only one roofing material that will last 50 years or more. Metal. The life cycle cost of a metal roof is very attractive for most homes, a metal roof is a permanent choice, and will never have to be replaced, saving the costly tear off and replacement common with temporary solutions such as asphalt, slate or wood shakes.

New survey results from McGraw-Hill Construction and Analytics show metal roofing has made a significant climb in the residential roofing marketing, now comprising 11% of the residential retrofit market. According to 61% of surveyed homeowners, one of the biggest reasons they choose metal is due to the longevity.

If a new roof is one of the home improvements you’re considering take a look at to learn more.

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