Why should you spend twice as much on metal roof compared to an asphalt roof?
Traditionally speaking, across the country, metal roofs are generally twice the cost of asphalt roofs. On the high side, they can cost three times as much as traditional shingles.
Why would you as a customer consider spending that much when you can get a roof installed for half the price – or sometimes a third of the price. How can a metal roof possibly add that much value to a house?
Return on investment
Will a metal roof increase the value of your home?
I would argue that it would. My first home was in a neighborhood with similar sized homes that all had asphalt shingles. I had a metal roof installed and the house sold for $15,000 more than a nearby home with the same floor plan, and I got above asking price.
It was a standing seam, double lock, pre-painted evergreen roof. The other house didn’t sell for a long time. It still might be on the market. The roof was really the only difference.
Across the country, if you install a metal roof, on average you will get 75 percent of the value you put into installation when you sell the house. It will also likely help you sell your house faster.
Asphalt shingles generally last 12 to 15 good years.
Metal roofs are going to last much longer. The paint warranties on them are 30 to 40 years. In most cases, the paint is going to last longer than that.
The metal panels, meanwhile, often have warranties of 50 years and longer. Some even carry lifetime warranties.
If you’re going to sell your house next year and you need a new roof before you sell, a metal roof might help it sell faster, but you’re not going to get the 75% value that you put in. You’ll get the most value when you’re living in the home.
Consider how long you’ll be in the home and the market around you. Ask these questions: Is metal roofing valued in your community? Will people pay extra for it?
A metal roofing contractor in Syracuse, NY can help you choose material and colors that suit your style and budget.
Metal roofs are virtually maintenance free. There’s really nothing that a homeowner would have to do, other than clean pine needles from it from time to time.
If you live in a region where it snows, snow will melt quickly from the metal panels when the sun comes out and temperatures increase.
You also won’t have to worry about repairs, blowing and cracked shingles, and stubborn leaks.