Metal roofs can increase the home value of a home for a variety of reasons. It is a higher upfront cost, they last longer and require less maintenance over time. Metal roofs hold life span on about 50 years, whereas its shingle counterparts last around 20 to 25 years. They also add the value of a home for its usefulness, energy efficiency, life span, and requires less maintenance. Dustin Johnson Roofing & Exteriors provide home and business owners choose the best metal roofing product for their residential or commercial properties.
According to a 2012 study by Homewyse, the average metal roof installation will run between $10,000 an $13,000. This translates to about $9.38 a square foot, which is a great deal more compared to a shingle roof which will run you about $3.41. Now to talk about how this affects the resale value. A metal roof can net you an additional 1 to 6 percent on the resale value when compared to shingles. In some regions, the homeowner can recoup up to about 95 percent of the install amount of a metal roof.
Below we will discuss a few of the reasons one may choose metal roofing over asphalt shingles. Shingles may be more cost-effective up front and are often more acceptable aesthetically, but metal roofs to hold a host of benefits. Often times a shingle roof is required in a lot of neighborhoods do to HOA and other neighborhood rules.
Metal roofing is easily the strongest when compared to the other types of roofing materials available. When installed properly metal roofing can withstand strong winds, hard rains, snow, hail and ice, extreme cold and heat. Fire resistance is also a major point to discuss in metal roofing. This is important especially around areas where wildfires are prevalent. Hot ashes or embers fall on a metal roof, it is much much less likely to catch fire than shingle roofing.
Metal Roofs are also more environmentally friendly, which is evident in the following ways. It is highly recyclable. This means that the leftover pieces, tear-off panels, and damaged parts can be saved for future use. There are metal coils and sheets that are comprised of previously recycled materials. Actually, 95% of aluminum roofing is already made of recycled materials.
Energy Efficiency is another selling point, you can choose from a variety of Energy Star rated colors and finishes for metal roofs. It is also easier to mount energy-saving equipment such as solar panels using clamps for a metal roof. They are also lower maintenance than other roofing options. Metal roofing can also increase the property value since metal roofing lasts longer. This does, however, require a higher upfront charge for installation and materials. It is easier to retrofit over an old roof, which can help you save some money. This can help reduce the amount of waste that eventually goes into a landfill.
Overall yes metal does increase the resale value, it really comes down to preference locations, needs, etc… Metal is more upfront but has a longer lifespan, meaning it will hold its resale value a little longer. Metal is about three times the cost of shingles up front though, which is a cost most people just do not want to put down. The best thing to do is call our roofing specialist and discuss your needs, concerns, wants, all of that with our roofing specialist. That will be the best way to ensure that you get all the information you need and get the best install needed.