WHY METAL ROOFING?
Metal is the fastest growing type of roofing material in the nation, and for good reason. Today, most homes have asphalt shingle roofs which are made from roofing materials that provide only temporary protection. In as few as 15 years, an asphalt shingle roof may fail and need to be replaced.
Since asphalt is made from petroleum, the cost of shingles rises with oil prices. This has greatly narrowed even the initial cost difference between asphalt shingles and metal roofing systems. Additionally, metal roofs have innovative features that save homeowners money long after the initial purchase. When you factor in these features, it’s no wonder homeowners are beginning to understand the value that metal roofing brings to a home.
Here are just a few of the advantages that a Qualiform Metals roofing system has over asphalt shingles:
- Substantial Energy Savings
A metal roof can save up to 40% on energy costs. It’s all in the color coating. Our color coating systems are ENERGY STAR® rated which means our products help to reduce the solar heat load on your home reducing energy expenditures for cooling.
Since we offer a 40 Year Warranty on all of our painted materials, a metal roof from Qualiform Metals will likely be the last roof you’ll ever purchase. A quality metal roof should last for generations; up to three times longer than most asphalt shingle roofing systems.
- Reduced Insurance Premiums
Unlike most other types of roofing materials, a metal roof that’s exposed to burning embers will not catch fire. Also, metal roofs perform far better than shingles in high winds. These advantages could save you up to 35% on your insurance premiums.
- Virtually Maintenance Free
Qualiform Metals roofing systems are easily maintained by simply washing with water, and household detergents in areas with heavier dirt deposits. Occasional light cleaning is all that’s required to maintain a beautiful appearance.
- Enhanced Resale Value
A quality metal roof on your home can improve its resale value by 1-6% when compared with an asphalt-shingled home. Additionally, you’ll recoup an average of 85.9 percent of your costs on a metal roof.
Residential metal roofing has come a long way, and there are a beautiful array of styles, materials, colors and finishes available for today’s homeowner to choose from.
- Environmentally Responsible
Not only is metal roofing great for your home, it’s great for the environment. The recycled content of the steel in a metal roof is about 28% from production to installation to reuse; and that’s far superior to asphalt shingles.
Additionally, about 20 billion pounds of asphalt shingles are dumped into U.S. landfills every year. But because a metal roof can often be installed over your current roof, without tearing off what’s already there, metal roofing helps to reduce this excessive shingle waste.
- Metal Roofing Costs Less Than Asphalt Roofing
The cost of a roofing system is comprised of far more than just materials and installation. When determining the total cost investment of your roofing system, it is important to consider additional factors such as, life-cycle costs, energy savings, insurance costs and effects on home resale value.
- Life Cycle Costs
Longevity is one of the top reasons consumers report choosing metal roofing for their homes. A metal roof can last as long as forty years or more, requiring very little maintenance to keep it looking as beautiful as ever.
Because asphalt roofing typically needs to be replaced 2-3 times as often as metal roofing, you’ll need to multiply the initial cost of asphalt shingle but also the cost of repairs and re-installation. This is in stark contrast to the typical ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ metal roofing installation.
- Energy Savings with Cool Metal Roofing
As a homeowner, you should expect that your home be built or renovated with energy-saving materials—materials that not only secure and improve your home, but also provide long-term savings on energy bills. Metal roofing does just that, saving up to 40% of your annual household energy costs depending on your geographical region.
- Weather-Resistant Metal Roofing
If you live in an area that experiences extreme weather from time to time, whether that’s hail, high winds, heavy snow and ice, or extreme cold and heat, you should be aware of the availability of impact-resistant UL Standard 2218 tested metal roofing. While important for the safety and security reasons alone, these quality metal roofing products may also earn you discounts on your homeowner’s insurance!
- Increased Resale Value of Your Home
Have you thought about what will happen when it’s time to sell your home? This is another time when the decisions you make now will impact the cost and recuperation of your investment down the road. Homes with metal roofs recoup up to an unbelievable 85.9% of the cost at resale.