It’s no secret that the average metal roof costs more than the average asphalt shingle roof. But is a metal roof worth the extra money? While the answer varies from one project to the next, answering two questions can help you determine whether a metal roof is worth it.
First question: Are you planning on staying in your home for the foreseeable future?
If not, the cost of a metal roof may not be worth it. That’s because in addition to its inherent advantages, like eco-friendliness and weather resistance, one of the most attractive features of a metal roof is its lifespan. Most metal roofs can last 50 years or longer, and that’s part of what you pay for from the start. So, if you don’t plan to stay in your home for the long term, a shingle roof may be a more suitable option. But keep in mind that the average lifespan of an asphalt shingle roof is only about 20 years.
Metal Roofs Offer Much More Than a Long Lifespan
Here’s the second question: What is the goal of your roof replacement project?
If weather protection is the main priority, a metal roof probably isn’t worth the upgrade. But if you’re house-proud and the overall quality of your roof matters, then metal roofing should be on your wish list. In terms of energy efficiency, longevity, beauty, safety, and weather resistance, no other type of roofing can compare across the board to metal roofing. Sure, you generally pay more for a metal roof than most other roofing systems, but the benefits are unparalleled. Not only is a metal roof stylish and high performing, but it will likely require no repairs for most of its lifespan.
Metal Roofs Can Be a Smart Investment
If you plan to remain in your home for the long term, a metal roof actually costs less than other roofing options that require replacement. Consider this: The labor costs associated with roof replacement roughly doubles every 15 years. That means, when you replace your non-metal roof, you’ll be paying about the same amount as you would have on a single metal-roof installation. If you keep doubling the labor cost and tacking it onto the original price of that non-metal roof, you’ll understand why going with the less expensive option may not be such a smart investment after all.
Partner With Leading Metal Roofing Company
If you’re considering having a metal roof installed on your home, look to Chesapeake Remodeling Group. All of our craftsmen are fully trained, extensively experienced, and certified by the manufacturers we work with. We perform meticulous yet efficient installations and can complete most projects in just one day. What’s more, we stand behind our roofing installation projects with a comprehensive five-year workmanship warranty in addition to any product warranties. For more information, or to schedule a complimentary consultation in the Baltimore, MD, area, contact Chesapeake Remodeling today.