Financial Benefits of a Metal Roof
- Lower roof maintenance costs
- Additional time between roof replacements
- Lower energy bills
- Solar panel friendly
Lower Roof Maintenance Costs
Maintenance-free lifetime metal roofing is possible. When installed correctly, metal roofing is considered more durable than shingle roofing and most other roofing materials, and it requires little to no maintenance. There will not be leaks due to shifting or cracking shingles, and no discoloration or fading. A metal roof is designed to sustain high winds and other severe weather conditions, so you are less likely to face repairs after a storm.
If you’re lived in your home for an extended period of time, you’ve replaced your shingle roof at least once, if not more. While opinions (and individual roofs!) vary, most asphalt shingle roofs have a project lifetime of 15-25 years. Metal roofing lasts for longer than asphalt shingles, with a projected roof lifetime of 40-70 years, depending on the specific metal. If you are planning to live in your home indefinitely, the savings from fewer replacements can be significant.
The majority of roofs do not reduce your energy costs. The way it interacts with sunlight is what makes metal different from other roofing materials. Asphalt, the most popular roofing material today, can absorb heat from the sun, resulting in higher energy bills.
Solar panels are more efficient with metal than other roof materials. Solar panels can be installed using brackets or clamps on a metal roof. If your roof is installed properly, you will not need to replace it when the time comes to upgrade or replace solar panels.
Regardless of material, a roof is a significant financial investment, and an experienced roofing company can help you determine the best roofing options for your budget and design aesthetic. If you are considering metal roofing in Evans, GA, or the greater Augusta, GA, area, let Impact Roofing & Construction help.
Impact offers metal roof repair, metal roof replacement, and new metal roof installation services. Roofers at Impact are highly skilled in installing and repairing metal roofs, as well as three-tab and architectural asphalt shingles. Contact us today for more information.