Your roof is your “other foundation!” Most houses in Gainesville Georgia have shingle roofs. That being said, there is a growing demand for a metal roof; let’s look at reasons why, and see if this might be a choice for you.
No Replacement With A Metal Roof
What if you knew you wouldn’t need to replace your roof for 50 years? That would probably leave it to the next generation to even be concerned with it. The longevity of a metal roof is incomparable, even in the worst of weather conditions. A standard high-quality architectural shingle roof will last 15-20 years, and will, no doubt, need to be repaired at times during its life. Not so with metal roofing. You can expect almost no repairs and they are very low maintenance. Sometimes, a “re-screw” is necessary.
Asphalt or shingle roofing will sometimes allow for penetration of water. Metal roofing, however, will never have a water penetration problem. The water just rolls right off. We don’t have much snow here in the South, but if we did, the snow would just slide off easily. In addition, a metal roof is heat resistant, and high winds are typically NOT a problem either. I know you’ll agree that because of these factors, a metal roof can be the ideal choice for a home, no matter where in the world you are.
Almost all metal roofing material is coated with a special paint that will deflect the sun’s rays, making for an unbelievable energy efficient covering for your home, even in the warmest and most humid of climates. The companies who make the paint for this purpose usually guarantee it for 25 years, so again…LOW maintenance.
A Metal Roof Is Gentle on the Environment
I know we don’t usually think of a roof or its material as being friendly to the environment, but when you consider the TONS of shingles and roofing tiles that end up in dumps and landfills, I think you can see how environmentally friendly a metal roof can be. The reduction of thousands of tons of waste each year is almost too good to be true. But believe it – it is true.
The Value of Your Home
What will the installation of a metal roof due to the value of your home? Good question. Statistics show it can actually INCREASE your home’s value if you plan on selling. According to SFGate Homeguide, “A contemporary metal roof on a home can improve that home’s resale value by 1 to 6 percent when compared with an asphalt-shingled home. ” Think about a prospective buyer’s delight when they realize replacing or repairing the roof won’t be an issue they will have to deal with, probably, in their lifetime! Huge savings, for sure.
Bob Vila is the home improvement expert widely known as host of TV’s This Old House, Bob Vila’s Home Again, and Bob Vila Today recently wrote an article for Zillow, one of the nations leading real estate websites to show that metal roofing is a great asset for residential homes as well as commercial roofs. Read more of the article on metal roofs here.
Let’s Recap the Benefits of a Metal Roof:
- May not ever need to be replaced
- Extremely low (if any) maintenance
- Resistant to all kinds of weather conditions
- Energy Efficient
- Easy on the environment
- Raises the value of your home
How About the Cost?
At this point, if you’re the average reader, you’re wondering why in the world everyone doesn’t opt for a metal roof. One of the main reasons people don’t do it is that the cost is initially higher.
At Division Kangaroof, we think this is short-sighted.
Looking at the big picture…if you live in your home 30-40 years, you can expect you’ll need to replace your roof once, if not twice. Then, there are the repairs from time to time, especially after bad weather. A leaking roof will cause damage to other parts of your house if not fixed right away.
The higher initial cost of a metal roof will pay for itself many times over when you consider the costs of replacement and repair. You can pay now…or pay later.
The Metal Roof Style
Some folks might be worried that a metal roof just won’t “look right” and not be as stylish as your neighbor’s homes, especially in some neighborhoods. No worries! Metal roofs now come in a number of attractive styles and colors, some closely resembling other more traditional kinds of roofing.