Before you write off a new metal roof as being too expensive, read this article, it might save you a lot of money. Price is the bottom line for most people when deciding what type of roofing system they will have installed on their homes. What most people do not factor in when considering the cost of a new roof, is how long the roof is going to really last, and how much will it cost to replace the roof in the future. After all, the cost of asphalt based roofing shingles are consistently rising because they are a petroleum product. In fact the asphalt roofing or shingle industry follows the same pattern as the gasoline industry. That is why metal roofing has become very popular for residential use in the last decade. Here in Tacoma, Puyallup, Kent and the surrounding cities we have seen the metal roofing trend pick up incredibly in the last 10 years.
The cost of asphalt roofing vs. metal roofing:
The actual roof life of a shingle is determined by the weather conditions, proper installation and roof maintenance. Depending on what type of composite or architectural roofing shingle you choose, your roof can last between 12-27 years. A new metal roof, when properly installed can last well beyond 50 years. If you consider those timelines you will see that an asphalt roof will need to be replaced 2-3 times if not more, before a metal roof will need replacing. Calculating the cost of your re-roof should be examined beyond your immediate need if possible. If you are going to live in your home for a long period of time, or the house is an investment like a rental, you will pay up to 3-5 times more re-roofing with composition type roofing shingles.
Metal is not only superior in its protection of your home, it truly is the economical route of re-roofing when considering “the long run”. Good financial decisions are never made looking at your immediate need, this principal applies to roofing your home as well.
If you live in our service areas of Tacoma, Puyallup, Renton or the surrounding cities, and would like more information on metal roofing please give us a call. Estimates are always free. You can reach us by filling out our quick estimate form or by calling us at 253-445-8950.
Chase Construction North West, Inc is a factory trained and certified installer of Custom-Bilt Metal’s products.