Metal Roof Pros & Cons
Planning to install a metal roof on your house. First, you must know the metal roof pros & cons to determine if this kind of material is for you or not.
Metal roof pros
It lasts long
When properly installed, a metal roof can last a long time. Normally, it lasts as long as the house. It can seal out water, survive high winds and can easily shed snow. Metal roofs are also resistant to fire, rot, insects and mildew. Warranty varies but most companies offer 20 to 50-year warranties for their products.
It can save you energy
Meta is a material that can reflect the heat of the sun. So if you have a metal roof, you can save energy from your air conditioning. Metal roofing can also be added over rigid-foam for added insulation. To increase energy efficiency, many systems use a dead-air space between the metal roof and the roof deck.
It can be installed quickly and easily
Metal roofs usually come in multiple-shingle sections. An experienced contractor can quickly install these shingles. Shorter roof installation can translate to labour savings.
Metal roof cons
It costs more initially
The biggest drawback to installing metal roof is the initial cost. You can expect to spend from $150 to $600 per square. You can look at this a long-term investment though. Because metal roof lasts long, you can save money in the long run. Metal roofs also allow you to save on seasonal maintenance fees. But if you are not planning to stay long in your house, you probably will not get the return on investment.
Before you decide on the type of commercial or home roofing you’d like, don’t hesitate to contact us for advice!