Roofs perform an absolutely essential role in our lives. They literally give us shelter and keep us out of the rain. Roofs keep moisture out which stops it from destroying your home and protects your interiors from mold and rot. Roof costs can be quite high, but that is because they are so necessary. But as much as a new roof costs, it is only a small percentage of what you could potentially pay in structural damage to your property.
A Little Information on Steel and Metal Roofs
One advantage metal roofing offers over other materials is the wide variety of options that you can choose from. Tin, zinc, aluminum, copper, and galvanized steel are all popular metal roofing options that are widely available. Having so many options provides customers the opportunity to customize your roof based on the style, durability, and price that works best for them.
What Costs Do I Need to Consider When Replacing a Steel Roof?
When figuring out the cost of a new roof, it is important to know all the factors that can go into the final price. Roofing contractors will estimate the cost of a new roof based on the following:
- Existing roofing, if any
- Material type
Always Research the Longevity and Durability of Your Steel Roof
The primary factor that homeowners need to consider when looking for roofing options is longevity and durability. After all, you don’t want to pay thousands of dollars for a new roof only to have it begin falling apart in the next five to seven years. You want something that will endure harsh weather and stand the test of time.
Steel roofs have been found to last anywhere between 40 and 70 years. The exact amount of time depends on the specific roofing material. This time frame is much longer than traditional asphalt roofing that lasts only from 10 to 20 years. This makes steel roofing the better option for homeowners looking long term. Steel roofs are able to withstand strong winds and are very resilient. This means that you the homeowner will not have to concern yourself with any upkeep or maintenance if you go with the steel roofing route.
Choosing the Right Contractor for You and Your Budget
It is important to take into consideration how you plan on choosing a contractor. Whoever you hire must be fully insured and licensed. The reality is that contractors’ prices will also vary by the scope of the project as well as the materials that you decide to go with. Your best bet is to speak with a few contractors about the project and the materials that you want to be used on your metal roof. A qualified contractor will be able to provide you with a quote and an estimated timeline.
For years, Green Metal Roofing Inc. has provided metal roofing services to residential and commercial clients. Our roofs provide comfort, safety, elegance and peace of mind. Contact us today for a free consultation.