We get a lot of customers who are very interested in metal roofing, but really do not know anything about costs or the benefits of a metal roofing system. A metal roof is obviously more expensive than a typical asphalt roofing system, but with good reason. A metal roofing system will normally run about two to three times that of a conventional asphalt roof shingled system. The materials are more costly and the installation process is much more involved, requiring special skills and training. Having said all that, metal roofs normally last upwards of 50 years (if installed correctly), compared to the 12-20 year expectancy of asphalt systems.
While the initial cost of a metal roof is more costly, it usually provides significant savings elsewhere, and you will end up recouping a lot of the initial cost. As mentioned above, the lifespan of metal roofs is much longer, it will probably be the last roof you have to install on your home or business. There will also be significant savings in energy costs. The metal will reflect sunlight better than a typical shingle, and our customers normally see a 20 to 40 percent savings in cooling costs, which is greatly important in the Texas heat we get! Metal roofs also provide much better protection to the structure below against weather damage to the building’s interior. This higher level of protection normally offers a savings on insurance premiums. A metal roof will also increase the value of your home or business, as metal roofs normally come with a 30 to 50 year warranty, which is a great selling tool.
Our number one recommendation for metal roofing, is hiring a reputable Garland roofing company to install the roof. A metal roof can be your best friend, or your worst enemy if installed by someone who is unqualified. This is a big investment, so make sure to choose a company who has a lot of experience and good reputation in the industry! If you are interested in learning more about how metal roofing can benefit you, call Alpine Roofing Construction at 214-528-9897!