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The cost of installing metal roofing systems
When it comes to making a choice in basically anything, one of the main factors you usually consider the most is the price. Although it’s normally true that an expensive service necessarily means a high-quality end-product, it isn’t always the case. As you already know by now, when it comes to certain things, you are simply paying for the brand. Since roofing doesn’t offer that kind of satisfaction, because it’s valued based on its performance, it’s safe to say that sometimes, a perfect solution doesn’t have to be so costly.
Metal roofing systems are significantly increasing in popularity when it comes to residential roofing solutions. There are many benefits to installing a metal roof, most of them being its durability and level of efficiency. However, you’ve probably been wondering, what is the price of installing a brand new metal roofing system?
Well, first of all, it’s price isn’t reflected only in the installation cost and the cost of the materials. There are other costs that also need to be considered. For example, energy savings, insurance costs, maintenance costs and the final effect it has on your home’s resale value.
When compared to other roofing solutions, metal roofings are considered to be one of the most durable solutions out there. The main reason behind this is its lifespan of over 50 years, when properly maintained, of course. For example, when compared to asphalt shingles, during those 5 long decades, they would have to be replaced at least twice.
Another aspect you should most definitely take into consideration is the amount of energy savings. Speaking in numbers, metal roofing systems can dave up to half of your annual energy costs, depending on your climate. In other words, during the summer, the savings will amount to 40%, while in the winter time they will amount to approximately 15%.
Metal roofing systems are also considered to be a very environmentally friendly solution. Unlike other material used in roofing, they are almost completely recyclable and create less landfill waste, making them a perfect choice for the modern homeowner who wants to give something back to the society. Metal roofings are designed specifically to lower the temperature of the surrounding area. By doing that, they are actively contributing to lowering the urban heat island effect – a common problem for almost all big cities in the world. Also, in case you didn’t know, you don’t have to remove your old asphalt roof before installing metal roofings. You can simply install them on top of your previous choice and enjoy in the money you were about to spend on roof replacement.
When it comes to insurance policies, there are certain discounts available. They are specifically made to stimulate the use of metal roofing systems. In some areas, there are over 30% discounts, which makes every homeowner happy.
In the end, you have to take into consideration the effect your metal roofing system will have on your the resale value of your home. Generally speaking, metal roofings increase the value of your property.
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