There have been many materials used as home roofing over the years, including asphalt shingles, woodshingles, and various types of slate or clay tiles. Metal is a strong home roofing material. In the late 1800s, metal roofing such as zinc or copper was common. Metal roofing can increase a home’s resale and insulation capabilities.
Home Resale Improvements
A modern metal roof can increase a home’s resale values by up to 6 percent compared to an asphalt-shingled one. A metal roof will allow you to recover an average 85.9% of your expenses. The average cost of a metal roof for a home in the eastern United States is 95.5 percent.
Metal Roof Benefits
Metal roofs offer many other advantages beyond their home resale value improvement benefits. Metal roofs are great insulation, as noted by Green Talk. A lighter-colored metal roof will reflect more sunlight, which can keep your home cooler and help you save up to 25% on cooling and heating costs. Metal roofs are weather-resistant and durable, so many homeowner insurance companies offer discounts up to 35% on their policies.
The Most In-demand Type
Standing-seam steel is the most popular type of residential metal roofing. The standing seam steel roof can be attached to existing roofs by using an upturned edge that connects one panel to another. To give their homes a historic or traditional look, standing-seam steel roofs can also be constructed using vertical lines. You can make metal roofing look like other roof shingling materials.
Metal roof costs
Metal roofs can be expensive and require skilled tradesmen to install. According to HomeWyse, the average cost of a premium-quality metal roof includes materials and installation is between $10,426 and $12,550. Premium metal roofs cost $9.58 per square foot, while an asphalt-shingled roof costs $3.41 per square foot in March 2012. Modern metal roofing is rated for a lifespan of 50 years, while asphalt and other materials are rated for a lifetime of 15 years.
This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state-certified roofing contractor and co-owner of Reggie Reed Roofing, the best roofing in St petersburg FL. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches, and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.