Are you tired of fixing worn out asphalt or fibreglass roofs? Are you looking for roofing options for a brand new home? Metal roofing costs more than the other options, but this initial investment can pay off for you in certain situations. If any of the following apply to you, metal roofing makes a lot of sense:
Your roof is prone to weather-related problems
Metal roofing is a great choice for homes that succumb to weather-related wear and tear. Either because of design, construction, location, or bad luck, some homes are simply more prone to roof damage. Whether it’s snow or ice in the winter, or heavy wind, rain, sun and lightning in the summer, interlocking metal roofs will get you through harsh weather better than conventional roofs.
You plan on owning your home for a long time
For people who intend to remain in a home for at least one re-roofing cycle (around 12-20 years), a durable metal roof makes sense. Once the metal roof is installed, you won’t have to worry about it wearing down and having to make repairs every few years. You will see a real financial benefit in the long term with a metal roof.
Your home comfort costs are sky high
A heat-reflective metal roof will bring down your monthly energy costs. This amount can add up if you live in a warm climate that requires you to use your air conditioner for long stretches of time. You can really start to see a return on investment in this case, as opposed to building a roof with asphalt or fiberglass.
Your roof has a complicated shape
For owners of homes with complex geometrical shapes, using metal can make a lot of sense. Instead of having to continually spend money on labour costs for roof installation or repair, one installation of a metal roof will be more cost effective. You will be charged more in labour costs for roofs that require special installation/repairs because of hips, valleys, intersection, rounded areas, skylights, etc.
You are environmentally conscious
The metal used on roofs is made up 90% recycled material. Combine that with the lasting power of the roof, its energy efficiency, and the fact it can be installed over old shingles, and you have yourself the greenest roofing choice available.
If you are interested in installing a metal roof on your home, contact Lucas Contracting for a free consultation today!