Have you noticed the change?
Slowly but surely, metal roofs are popping up all across the country. While you might have gotten used to only seeing them in spaces like barns or storage sheds, they’re becoming a popular choice for commercial and residential properties alike.
If you’re in the market for a new roof, you may very well be considering a metal roof. However, you likely have a lot of questions.
And, of course, that most important question:
How much does a metal roof cost?
We will break down the cost and all the other factors you need to consider when installing metal roofing.
Metal roofs aren’t becoming popular without reason. Here are just a few of the benefits your home can reap when you install metal roofing.
One of the biggest draws of a metal roof is how durable they are. Metal roofs do not wear down in the same way that traditional roofing materials such as asphalt shingles do. While a standard shingle roof will last 15-30 years, a well-maintained metal roof can last for up to 50 years or more!
One of the reasons they last so long is that they are very weather-resistant, which makes them an excellent choice for almost any climate.
If taking care of the planet is as important to you as taking care of your home, a metal roof might be a great choice for you.
Metal roofs are great for improving your home’s energy efficiency. This is largely because they have excellent reflectivity and redirect the sun’s UV rays away from your home. This keeps your home cool, meaning your energy bill will be lower.
Metal roofs also pair excellently with solar panels. The smooth texture of your metal roof makes installing solar panels simple.
Metal roofing is unique in the sense that it is a roofing material that can work equally well on both residential and commercial buildings. Typically, these buildings need different types of roofs, as they tend to have vastly different roof slopes.
However, metal roofing can be used regardless of your roof pitch.
Unlike more traditional roofing materials, metal roofing is very resistant to moss and fungus growth. Moss growth on your roof can end up displacing traditional asphalt shingles, which could allow water to penetrate your roof and damage your home.
If you live in an area that is prone to wildfires, a metal roof could help protect your home from fire damage.
The majority of metal roofs are Assembly Rated Class A, to help provide superior fire resistance for your home.
If you live in a wet or snowy climate, you likely know how damaging it can be for your home’s roof. With a metal roof, you don’t have to worry. Water is easy to clean off of your roof’s surface, and snow easily slides off.
When pricing your home, it’s important to consider what things a future buyer will have to replace. When you add a metal roof, it’s unlikely that any future buyers will have to replace it in the near future. This can be a huge added bonus for many and help increase your resale value.
While metal roofs come with very few cons, there are a few things you should consider when making your choice.
Metal roofing is inevitably more expensive than a standard asphalt shingle roof. Some types of metal roofing can cost twice as much as a standard roof replacement.
Metal roofs expand and contract with the changing weather. While this isn’t hugely different from any other roofing materials, it’s worth noting if you live in a climate where there are weather extremes.
One of the biggest reasons people don’t choose metal roofs for their residential properties is that they are noisy. When it rains, you may feel like you are in the middle of a storm cloud. That being said, an unusually noisy metal roof could be due to improper installation. Hiring a professional roofer will help ensure that your home stays quiet and peaceful.
When researching how much your metal roof costs, it’s good to note that there are a variety of metal roof materials to choose from. Each one will come with a different price point. Here are some of the most popular metal roof types on the market.
As we’ve mentioned above, metal roofs work wonderfully for both residential and commercial properties.
Historically, metal roofs have been reserved for commercial properties. However, these days, more and more homeowners are drawn to the durability and unique aesthetic of a metal roof.
When it comes to the question, “Can I DIY my metal roof installation?” we have two answers.
1.) Anything is possible. You can do pretty much any home project if you want to.
2.) Metal roofing requires a specific skill set and equipment that might be better left to a professional.
In general, we recommend that if you feel any doubt about your ability to safely and correctly install a metal roof you hire a qualified professional.
Now, for the big question.
We’ve broken down how metal roofing prices vary depending on the material you choose. But how much can you really expect to spend on your new metal roof?
For an average-sized residential property, you can expect to spend $10,000-$40,000, depending on the type of metal roofing material you choose.
As mentioned above, the durability of a metal roof can be a big draw to future buyers! When you purchase a metal roof, you can expect an ROI of about 85% of your total cost.
Additionally, you’ll find that metal roofs come with a whole host of additional savings, including fewer repairs, lower energy bills, and potentially lower insurance rates if you live in an area that is prone to wildfires.
Are you convinced that a metal roof is right for your property? Then it’s time to call in the pros.
At Dreamworx, we have the expertise and equipment to install your metal roof the right way. This will allow you to get the longest possible lifespan out of your purchase. And when you do need a repair? Dreamworx will be there to help you through that, as well.
When it comes to your home, you deserve the best. Our team will help you find the best options for your property and lifestyle. Contact us today to set up your free roof inspection!
“Living comfortably at home means living in a safe, cozy house that protects you from outside elements.” -Dreamworx Co-Owner, Charlie Anderson