While a metal roof may not be for everyone, in many cases it can save you a great deal of money. Roofs with wooden shingles have to be replaced every 15-20 years, whereas metal roofs, depending on the material can last between 35 and 60 years. So while the initial price of the metal shingles may be more expensive, it will save you money in the long run. The following article goes more in-depth:
When my husband and I first moved to the country, I was amazed at the number of homes in our neck of the Georgia woods that had metal roofs . . . and at the number of those tin-topped abodes that displayed “For Sale” signs out front. So the next time I spoke with a local realtor friend, I asked him if he found it difficult to market metal-roofed houses. At the question, his face cracked with a knowing smile. …
Metal roofs are also very energy-efficient – again allowing you to save money in the long run. According to houzz.com:
“A metal roof is also much more energy efficient than an asphalt roof. It can decrease your energy costs significantly, especially if you live in a hot climate. Roofs that reflect rather than absorb heat will keep your air conditioner from having to work so hard. In some areas, it can even help save on homeowners insurance, and can increase your resale value.”
If you’re a ‘numbers-oriented’ individual, the following video explains in detail just how good an investment a metal roof can be:
Those numbers are definitely something to take seriously. Talk to your Fairfax roofing contractor today to see if you might benefit from a metal roof.