Looking Beyond A Quote for Metal Roofing Pricing

If you’re simply comparing quotes with asphalt and metal roof prices, you’re going to notice that the initial metal roofing cost is higher than the initial asphalt shingle cost. What we advise many of our customers to do is look beyond the roof replacement at what an asphalt roof costs when compared to what a metal roof costs for your home over its lifetime. Here’s what we regularly share with homeowners.

A Roof Always Costs More than Just the Installation & Materials

Think about the last car you purchased. You didn’t look just at the sticker price. You also evaluated the brand’s reputation for longevity, its repair history, and overall maintenance needs. If you drive a lot, you also look at fuel economy. Some buyers even talk to their insurance agent about insurance costs of a certain make or model prior to purchasing. Maybe you even thought about its resale value. Your roof is similar. It has costs associated with it beyond just the initial purchase.

  • Maintenance & Repair – Metal roof costs for maintenance and repair are very low. . Because it’s more durable, repair is highly unlikely. That means you only need maintenance occasionally. Asphalt requires regular maintenance, not only around roof protrusions but typically some sort of repair strong storms and frequently as the roof ages. 
  • Insurance – Some insurance companies offer a discount on metal roofing. They know that the chances of you needing a roof replacement or repair due to storm damage is very low so they pass that along to you. Plus, metal roofing is more fire resistant than shingles.
  • Energy Efficiency – Metal roofing creates a more energy efficient home than asphalt. You may save up to 30% of cooling costs for your home when you switch to a metal roof.
  • Resale – As metal roofing grows in popularity, more home buyers see the value in a roof that they likely won’t need to replace and that adds to your resale value. The return on investment (ROI) on a lifetime aluminum metal roof is the highest of any home improvements you can make.

Final Verdict? Metal Roofing Cost is Less Than Asphalt Over its Lifetime

Remember, a metal roof will outlast asphalt shingle roofs by 3-5 times. However, even if you don’t plan on being in your home more than 15 – 20 years, metal roofing benefits outweigh the metal roof costs. Add up your savings on insurance, energy usage, maintenance and repair and you’ll quickly see that even if  an aluminum metal roof price for a roof replacement is more, you’ll save over the lifetime of the roof.

If you want a free quote or have questions about metal roof costs, call Classic Metal Roofs. We have offices in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. We can be reached at (866) 660-8886 or by filling out our contact form.

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