If you’re considering updating the look of your home, and getting a new roof is in your budget, one option that you might be considering is a metal roof. It often has a higher up front cost, but the long term benefits and value that it can add to your home can be significant. If you are considering having Farina Roofing install a metal roof for you, here are a few reasons why it may be a great idea.
Metal Roofs Last Longer
When it comes to longevity and durability, there is simply nothing that compares to a metal roof on the market today. Where a shingle roof will last under the best conditions about twenty-five years, a metal roof will last nearly twice that. Think about it. If you install a metal roof today, there is a very good chance that you won’t even have to repair it until your children bring home their grandchildren to play.
In addition to lasting longer, metal roofs are often much easier to maintain. Unlike shingle roofs, which require regular inspection and routine repairs to keep things in good shape, a metal roof is usually kept in good condition by cleaning out the gutters and removing roof debris. That’s it. Usually a good spraying with a garden hose and the use of gutter guards and then allowing the roof to dry in the afternoon sun is all you need to do.
Metal Roofs Can Lower Your Energy Costs and Environmental Impact
Metal roofs, when properly installed can significantly decrease your overall energy costs. They can provide excellent insulation during the winter, and the reflective surface can help keep the heat from the summer sun at bay. In fact, most homeowners and businesses report a nearly 40% reduction in overall energy costs with the installation of a metal roof. Even if you chose to simply install a metal roof and not paint it, the reflective surface will allow for a significant savings over the life of the roof.
Metal roofs are also a great choice for the environment as a whole when compared to other roofing options. Where shingles and tar based roofing materials must be disposed of carefully and cause landfills to be filled to capacity quickly, metal roofs, and excess material can be easily recycled. This metal recycling can lead to less mining for new material, less pollution, and yes, even a reduction in overall production costs, both financially and environmentally. In short, metal roofs are better for both your budget, and your backyard.
An Increase to the Value of Your Home
While we can’t guarantee that your home will automatically increase in value (there are other factors at play), the installation of a metal roof certainly would increase the chances of it. On average, most homeowners or business owners see an increase in the overall value of their home or building of between one and six percent after the installation of a metal roof. This is based on the proven advantages discussed above. It also may very well make your home more attractive to potential buyers, which is important during those times when the real estate market is competitive.
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At RB Farina Roofing Co, we’re here to help with all your roofing needs and concerns. We hope you’ve enjoyed these tips and advice, and be sure to check back regularly for more great information. And of course, if you have any questions or concerns, contact us at your convenience. We’d be happy to speak with you.